October 1, 2006

India: transformed

Perhaps the world's most ambitious redevelopment is underway in India, with more than 500 acres of shanties and unremarkable buildings transformed into five organised, self-sustained sectors all part of a 10,000 acre plan for Mumbai’s belated makeover scheme.“We have decided on a land use plan,” explains Mehta. “So for each sector, we know where a park, school, hospital will be located.

Also, detailed specifications for buildings will be given to the developers.” That will include art deco buildings and mandatory eco-housing criteria—including rainwater harvesting, water recycling, renewable energy systems.

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