CPIP Established by JNIAS & WHC, Hyderabad

Walkability is an important concept in sustainable urban design approach. It is a measure of how friendly an area is for pedestrians. Walkability has many health, environmental, and economic benefits. Better walkability has shown many individual and community benefits, such as opportunities for increased social interaction, reduced crime, increased civic sense and responsibility. One of the most important benefits of walkability is the decrease of the automobile footprint from the community. However, in the fast growing city of Hyderabad, walkability has become dangerous, unfriendly and unsafe due to non-availability or misuse of pedestrian footpaths and walkways. There is an immediate need to review the problems faced by the pedestrians and identify solutions for making the city pedestrian friendly and encourage the civic authorities to contribute in the concept of pedestrian infrastructure.  

Therefore the “Walkable Hyderabad Consortium” in collaboration with the School of Planning & Architecture, JNIAS  has established a “Centre for Pedestrian Infrastructure and Planning (CPIP)” at JNIAS, Secunderabad on February 15, 2013. The purpose of this Centre is to impart training, conduct research and related activities for students and professionals leading to capacity building in pedestrian infrastructure and usage of public spaces
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