‘Eco Urbanism’ is then the name for the challenge that awaits India on the threshold of 21st Century…. To provide particularly successful cases as models for others we need experimentation, we need working models. We need projects.
Chandigarh, from its very reception has been what we need today: an experiment, a pilot project, a demonstration.
… The brief should be ecological sustainability complete with vision of socioeconomic development.
Urban metabolism must be tamed … the overall throughput of matter and energy in the city must be reduced … To fit the carrying cpacity of the local and regional environment … the flows of matter and energy must be circular rather than linear.