Kohima, February 06 (NEx): In order to ensure a green recovery from COVID-19 the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the “Streets for People Challenge” to inspire cities to create walking friendly streets through quick measures and to reimagine their streets as public spaces through the lens of economic regeneration, safety and child friendly interventions with inclusive designing.
A press release from the Kohima Smart City Development Limited Nagaland said that, as part of the Challenge, the Kohima Smart City is rolling an open Design led competition for two locations in the city and invites interested citizens to participate in the Design Competition by registering on https://smartnet.niua.org/indiastreetchallenge/cities/kohima
The CEO, Kohima Smart City Development Limited Nagaland, Kovi Meyase informed that the designs will be examined by a Jury Panel comprised of Experts in Architecture, Landscaping and Urban Planning and results will be declared by March 15th, 2021. The registration will close on February 12th, 2021, and this is a unique opportunity for citizens to reimagine our streets, design, win and see their designs implemented on the ground, he added.
Kohima Smart City with the Core committee comprising of representatives from Wards, Citizen groups, Professionals and City officials had organized Open Streets campaign around the city between October and November 2020 to create awareness about the need to share street spaces with Cyclists, Pedestrians and citizens including children, aged people and people with disabilities and also for trees, plants and nature.
The two locations in the city for the design competition are:
1. Flagship Pilot site: Kohima Walkable Street – NST to Razhu Point covering 330m.
2. Neighbourhood Pilot Site: BOC Market – PHQ Traffic Booth to BOC Market Area covering 93m.
Prizes will include 1st Prize of 15000/-, 2nd prize of 10000/-, 3rd prize of 5000/-, Gold Mention of 2500/- and Honourable Mentions with certificates (5 Entries) for both the locations, the release said.