In a synthesis of academia, urban planning and new age art, a French agency-funded project is aiming to evolve a blueprint for Puducherry’s transformation into a sustainable city.

The Socio Ecological and Urban Resilience in the Pondicherry Bio-region (RUSE), a collaborative project launched by the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), is looking to formulate a three-dimensional approach to local and regional development — social, sectoral (water, heritage, urban governance and ecology), and spatial (from neighbourhood to region)..... [Web Link]