DDA holds conference to get ideas on the Masterplan-2041
NEW DELHI: Central minister Hardeep S Puri on Tuesday inaugurated International Conference titled 'Re-inventing Delhi' arranged by Delhi Development Authority to get expert ideas on the Masterplan-2041. "It was to learn from best practices across the globe. This was an inaugural event aimed at kick-starting conversations and sharing of big ideas on the future development of the city as part of the Master Plan of Delhi-2041 project," said an official.
The First Master Plan for Delhi-1962 (MPD-1962), was the statutory document that was formulated to guide the planned growth and development of Delhi. The Plan has undergone subsequent extensive modifications in 1981 and 2001. "The present Plan (MPD-2021) will complete its term in 2021 and will be replaced by MPD-2041. This is an opportune moment to re-evaluate the present planning paradigms and potentially re-invent the way we think about the future of Delhi. Strategic thinking and application of cutting-edge ideas and technologies are required for realising Delhi's potential as an economic and cultural powerhouse, as well as for turning around economic stagnation, physical degradation and stressed resources," DDA noted in a statement.
According to the DDA, it is in the context that national and international experts, practitioners and academicians were invited to speak about the big ideas and strategies adopted by cities that are global economic centres and cultural hubs and at the same time foster practices of liveability and sustainability. "The presentations and ensuing deliberations focussed on identifying transformative urban strategies that can potentially define the contours of Delhi's future urban development strategy," the statement noted.