Street For People Challenge And Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge:
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced eleven winning cities for the Streets for People Challenge and ten winning cities for the pilot stage of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge.
- Streets for People Challenge is a city-led design competition.
- It supports cities across the country to develop a unified vision of streets for people in consultation with stakeholders and citizens.
- Each city would launch their own design competition with specific details on site, timeline, and awards.
- Nurturing Neighborhoods Challenge is a three-year initiative that will support cities to develop, pilot, and scale solutions that enhance the quality of life of young children, their caregivers and families in the public realm.
- It will be open to all smart cities, other cities with more than 5,00,000 population, and capitals of states and Union territories.
- Cities will receive technical assistance and help in capacity-building to:
- Re-imagine parks and open spaces
- Improve access to early childhood facilities
- Adapt public spaces with early childhood-oriented amenities
- Create accessible, safe, walkable streets for young children and families.