IIT Kharagpur has inked an MoU with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) to develop a framework for universal city planning inclusive for all sections of the society, an institute spokesperson said
According to Professor Subrata Chattopadhyay of the institute's Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, the framework will ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities and the elderly, gets access to transport, recreation, livelihood, and information.
He stressed the need for seamless accessibility and a complete travel chain for safe and independent movement for all within the city limits.
According to IIT-KGP Director Professor Virendra K Tewari,as we move towards a more inclusive approach, it is crucial to develop novel designs, frameworks and guidelines for cities covering larger demographics and people with varied needs.
He added, we are proud to collaborate with NIUA to achieve comprehensive goals towards building sustainable living conditions for all.