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Pedestrian-Friendly Streetscape in a Tropical Business District

August 6, 2012

Streets are the lifelines of a community. Choke them, and the place dies; deprive them of their nutrients and ailments will be prevalent. A characteristic of a good street community is having all the necessary elements that will make the users feel safe and comfortable. Pleasant surroundings, appropriate lighting and other well-designed street furniture plus… Read More ›


The Western-influenced street design concepts have failed to address problems uniquely experienced within Asian streets. This results in unsound solutions and overshadows the need to conserve our unique heritage. To achieve a sustainability-oriented mobility culture requires the revival of the Asian street culture based on the premise that the present space utilization is a consequence… Read More ›

Outdoor Air Pollution in Kathmandu Valley

by: Jeevana KC, Surya Man Maharjan, Samir KC Regular monitoring of air quality is imperative as the level of air pollution directly impacts population health. Findings from studies and reports from the past have revealed serious concerns regarding outdoor air quality in Kathmandu Valley. After six years in operation during 2002-2007, government managed fully functional… Read More ›



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