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LocalFeedback.org aims to track and document actionable parameters that help improve urban and rural infrastructure. The founder, Susmita, has juggled diverse roles in real estate, project budgeting, valuation and execution on construction sites. Having traveled to more than 20 countries, she has worked across 4 regions in India. Her areas of interest include sustainable buildings, electric mobility and urban development. She visited top-ranking cities on livability indices and has presented published papers at international conferences.

Urban Oscars: 101 Movies about Cities

“Film, in many ways, can be the perfect medium for urban nostalgia. People and places, frozen in time, capture life in the moment.” Read this re-blogged post on movies based on cities!

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Empress Garden, Pune – 70.3%

Ira says – “The Empress Garden is one of Pune’s most beautiful locations. There are interesting events that happen here as well.”
Overall Maintenance – 2/3
Overall Score – 70.3%

The Weekly Recap: 6 Major News Stories

Weekly news related to Padma awards for unsung heroes, 7.5% GDP growth, Govt savings through DBT schemes, US to end Visa lottery system, Single GST rate, and more…

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Ballard Estate, Mumbai, India – 85.71%

Susmita says: “Ballard Estate is the erstwhile ‘Nariman Point’ of Mumbai, one of the first ever planned office districts in a major Indian city. The old world charm is rather endearing! Used to visit this area during on-boarding for a major construction company. Ballard Estate becomes literally deserted after 6 pm.”
Overall Rating – 3/3
Overall Score – 85.71%
Duration of Use – Less than 6 months

Development Watch – January Week #4

1.5 Crore jobs in realty sector, Laws on Disability and more, ASEAN meet, $4.5 trillion investment needed to develop infra, Maitreyi Yatra for Jammu & Kashmir, and more…

The Weekly Recap: 9 Major News Stories

Weekly news related to Padma awards for unsung heroes, 7.5% GDP growth, Govt savings through DBT schemes, US to end Visa lottery system, Single GST rate, and more…

Review of Vauban, Freiburg, Germany – 94.1%

Susmita says – “At Vauban one can see active management of waste, passive design features and almost no cars. he whole district has a very organic look!”
Overall Rating – 3/3
Overall Score – 94.1%
Duration of Stay – Visitor

Development Watch – January Week #3

Livability index now comes to India, Chhattisgarh organizes first ‘garbage festival’, Railways plans to monetize rail assets, ‘Made in India’ luxury trains, and more…