" Community inclusion for informed planning decisions ensuring resilient and sustainable urban development with strengthened local agencies "
is to connect people with ideas, resources and expertise to see community as the key and address their local challenges. Our network at PIPAL includes skilled/unskilled, professionals, academicians, experienced and inexperienced, all considering the fact that communities are made up of all kinds of people and can benefit from everyone
We believe that communities know their problems the best. We intend to set up participative, integrative models of sustainable urban development where the local community members have been involved with the local planning authorities with the freedom to contribute to the development of their communities.
Our work focuses on community upgrading with building resilient communities and cities. The plans are designed to:
- Involve local participation - ensure equality,
- Connect all planning agencies- ensure comprehensive and sustainable solutions through public-private partnerships and
- Help the budding planners and academicians with research support.
WHY COMMUNITIES ?
A community as simple and easy it may seem, is a complex ecosystem supported by an intricate framework of infrastructure and people. It includes not just the buildings and spaces but also the locals who are a living part of that community.
Sustainable cities evolve from sustainable communities that provide scope for local involvement and initiatives. PIPAL is working to bridge the gaps between locals and the governance for a fluent and realistic planning process. We believe that the locals know their local problems the best, their participation and contribution are of extreme importance.