Parisar, in collaboration with Centre for Environment Education and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (Western Perth, Australia) has been a part of a sustained initiative for designing streets in a democratic, participative way in Pune. The film documents this process of designing streets through deliberation in Dattawadi are a of Pune, along with a similar such exercise in Bangalore.

 

 

PMPML has once again got the short shrift. Its chairman-cum-managing-director (CMD), Mr. Nitin Khade, who had been in the post for only about seven months, has been transferred out to some other post. Mr. Khade was already the third CMD in the less than three year life of PMPML. This comes in the wake of its joint managing director, Mr. Karche, being transferred only a couple of weeks earlier. So, effectively, PMPML was completely without a top management for a couple of weeks. 

New York city's transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is on a mission to make New York less car-friendly and more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. As part of this transformation, large swathes of Broadway are becoming pedestrianized and closed to cars, as cars are forced to follow a different route while turning one of the world's most congested places into a 58000 square foot pedestrian plaza and providing more space for open-air cafes, urban art and just public spaces for people to hang out.

Sidhant Pai, a class XII student of Delhi Public School in Pune has published an article in Sakal Young Buzz, a publication for the young brought out by the Pune-based Sakal publishing group. Sidhant wrote this article while he was an intern at CEE in Pune. In his article, Sidhant proposes different activities that children can undertake in their daily lives to contribute to the cause of sustainable transportation, such as reclaiming play areas for themselves from vehicles and promoting a "walking school bus". We are, of course, glad that Parisar and its activities are also referred in Sidhant's article!

Read Sidhant's article in full at: http://www.kidsrgreen.org/sakal/index.htm