Delhi 2050

Delhi (IN), 2011



Delhi2050 is a collaborative exploratory exercise that seeks to inform the planning process for the long term future of Delhi in the regional context. By combining relevant disciplines, conducting exhaustive research and gathering larger public opinion, collective inputs of Indian and Dutch expertise are combined in an open and inclusive process to fundamentally rethink the future of Delhi.

The Indian capital Delhi is the world’s 8th metropolis with an estimated 18 million inhabitants and around 46 million within the total urban region. Due to the rapid growth of the economy and the population – which will possibly double over the coming decades – the city and its’ region are confronted with enormous challenges. The growing demands result in galloping consumerist consumption at one end and great scarcities of basic amenities and land at the other. This is causing systemic environmental, spatial, infrastructural and social stress. Considering these challenges the city is in need of a long term integrated structural vision and a strategy to realise this vision. By making choices now for the future spatial development, problems in the fields of traffic and transport, health and (drinking) water provision can be anticipated, valuable green areas spared and potentials utilized. Through a collective effort by governmental parties, knowledge institutes, engineers, spatial designers and companies from India and the Netherlands the Delhi2050 process aims at effectively improving the quality of urban life in India.

Delhi2050 combines Indian expertise and Dutch knowledge in the fields of spatial planning, urbanization, mobility, spatial economics, water management and others, in order to develop a sustainable vision for Delhi in and towards 2050. Delhi2050 is therefore not only a spatial planning project but also a network of collaborating Indian and Dutch experts with knowledge in multiple disciplines for sustainable urban growth and dynamics. Delhi2050 stands for the collaboration of Indian and Dutch experts on a long-term vision for Delhi and its surrounding region.

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Name: Delhi 2050
Location: Delhi (IN)
Surface area: NCT 1483 km2, CNCR 3180 km2, NCR 33000 km2
Assignment: An integrated long term vision on the fields of People, Planet, Profit, spatial and topical explorations, building of collaboration and networks, process management, exhibition design and production for the IABR 2012
Period: 2011
Status: -
Client: Dutch Design Fashion & Architecture , Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam


VenhoevenCS: Ton Venhoeven, Katharina Hagg, Thijs van Spaandonk, Rick ten Doeschate, Ruth Lanting, Christian Rommelse (intern) - Team Arch i platform (IN): Anne Feenstra, Tanvi Maheshwari, Kushal Lachhwani and Bart van Bleek (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, NL)
Images: Delhi 2050