Sustainable Mountain Cities

Unscientific developmental planning and unplanned rapid urbanisation are creating several challenges for the mountain regions. The cities of the Himalayas are growing and beginning to see the same problems as the cities of the plains – from mountains of garbage and plastic, untreated sewage, chronic water shortages, unplanned urban growth and even local air pollution because of vehicles. Urbanisation Management can solve multiple problems for mountains.Recurrent issues raised and suggestions made on sustainable urbanisation in the mountains have been centred around the four key areas:

  • Waste Management
  • Transportation and Traffic Management
  • Town planning and architectural norms
  • Water Management