Indian cities are growing at a phenomenal rate. Urbanization is expected to go from 33% to well beyond 40% in the next decade alone. To aid people’s movement and access to jobs and services, India is investing billions of dollars on mass transit in urban areas. However, the success of mass transit depends on providing first and last-mile connectivity leading to safe and livable environments. This is a critical component of creating a successful transit-oriented development.
This webinar will elaborate on:
Safe access to mass transit systems like BRT and Metro
Planning and deriving actionable strategies around station areas (500 - 750m radius around the transit station)
An effective public engagement tool to develop 'people-centric' station areas
Rajeev Malagi, Senior Associate - Urban Development and Accessibility, WRI India
Rajeev works on Transit Oriented Development projects to create safe access and better living and walking environments around transit nodes. His work includes photographic documentation, data collection, analysis, mapping, graphical representation, formulation of proposals, and final reports. Rajeev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore and a Master’s degree in Urban Design from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Senior Associate, Urban Development & Accessibility
About the Series
This is the third webinar in a 4-part monthly series exploring TOD for Indian cities. Previous webinars focused on understanding TOD principles and design interventions (Jun 28), and policy and regulations (July 12). The next webinar will address financing TOD (Sept 20).
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This resource is part of a suite of learning products linked with the following publication.
The Safe Access Manual offers strategies, case studies, and guidelines for enabling safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. The manual aims to serve as a guide to planners and authorities while building mass transit infrastructure so that our cities can be safer by design.