Posts Tagged sustainability

SCA Urban Investment Theme #1: Are Smart Cities Smart Investments?

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In coming weeks, our blog will be looking at Smart Cities Advisors’ 2014 urban investment themes in emerging and developing markets. SCA is all about urban impact investment and social enterprise in developing countries – still an early concept, still developing, but urgent, inevitable and promising. Our 2014 […]

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Thoughts on SOCAP10 from the Urban Investment Perspective, Part 1

 SOCAP10 is long over now, but a week back now, but observations and thoughts are even more appropriate now that the messages and conversations have sunk in and many first round follow-ups are done. Socap is one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. To put […]

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Iffy Ideas for Developing Country Cities

In recent months, we’ve learned that cities have hit the radar screen of big business with developing economy and emerging market cities making their way almost to center stage to boot. Why? Because most of the building and development that’s going to happen in coming years will be in those […]

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What Does Multinationals’ Consumer Goods Strategy Have To Do With Inclusive Real Estate?

Capturing the world’s emerging middle class in the McKinsey Quarterly looks at consumer goods in rapid growth emerging markets and doles out advice to multinationals wanting to compete in these markets, but there is much here for domestic and international real estate developers and homebuilders to consider. […]

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Talking about Delhi’s Nullahs with Manit Rastogi at Morphogenesis

Manit Rastogi has a watery dream. Rastogi is the Principal and Founder of Morphogenesis, an Indian architecture and interior design firm internationally recognized for its work in commercial, residential and institutional architecture, green building, urban design and planning and interior design. As head of the Sustainable Urbanism […]

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ICF International: Promoting Energy Efficiency in India’s Buildings

Sanjay Dube is Senior Project Manager at the New Delhi office of ICF International, a leading global management, technology, and policy consultancy developing solutions and strategies for a range of development policy, energy and environmental issues. His office leads the consultancy’s energy efficiency and climate change policies […]

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CEPT: Local Innovation, Learning and Advisory

In line with Smart Cities Advisors’ belief in local innovation and the importance of domestic leadership development in developing country cities, we went to the Department of Planning and Public Policy at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), one of India’s most established architecture and […]

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Yatin Pandya: An Architect Innovating for Inclusion and Sustainability

We went to visit Yatin Pandya of Footprints E.A.R.T.H, an architect noted for his career-long commitment to sustainability in cities as the head of research at the Vastu Shilpa Foundation for 20 years. His projects feature extensive use of recycled materials, participatory development and emphasis on low […]

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Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC): Putting Together Developers, Buyers and Financing for Affordable Housing

My meeting with Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC), one of Monitor Inclusive Market’s partners, focused on their successful business model for getting low cost and affordable housing built and homebuyers financed. MHFC is a young and growing housing finance company; one of their model innovations allows them […]

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K Raheja’s Big Bet on Green

Shabbir Kanchwala, Executive, Project Coordination, Prashant A. Rajhans, and their employer K. Raheja, had been mentioned in several previous conversations about green buildings, specifically about greening existing buildings in India. K Raheja wouldn’t normally be associated with green, though, as one of India’s most successful commercial and […]

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