OUTdoors focuses on achieving sustainable development from the lens of Heritage and Culture. It aims to explore the urban greens, heritage structures/precincts and local culture & traditions that are hidden in the dense urban fabric and mostly remain unvisited.
The project also intends to enable more conversations around preserving our heritage and culture, realising sustainable infrastructure facilities, and leading to a boost in sustainable economic activities in and around these sites.
Are you planning for a relaxing weekend? Or do you want to take a stroll in the evening with your family? Or plan a picnic outdoors? Or want to go bird watching/cycling/jogging? Or drive to a nearby location, which is not a mall or restaurant? Or just want to explore the heritage sites in your city? Then you are at right place!
This project is for every resident of a city. This repository is an easy-access solution to discover new places, green areas or the heritage sites that will be perfect for your next adventure, a simple outing or a break day! Reconnecting with nature and your city, shouldn’t be as difficult after all?
Historic Indian cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, etc. have evolved to restrict equitable access to resources & opportunities to its citizens. Addressing the urban issues related to access to green infrastructure and open spaces, women safety and the health & wellbeing of the citizens is important to achieve a sustainable pathway for city development. This initiative intends to do the same, through the lens of heritage and culture.
We need to pass on our built heritage to future generations, just like we inherited it: In order to do that we need to be more aware about it, protect it, and help enhance economic means and infrastructures measures that will ensure its sustainability in the longer run.
The prevalence of cultural sites tends to boost tourism, sustain livelihoods, and attract investment. The non-economic benefits of culture include the preservation of history, the generation of knowledge, and the nurturing of creativity. Strategic efforts to promote our cultural heritage could directly empower disadvantaged groups and people directly working to preserve these ecosystems.
To achieve key targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, protecting and safeguarding the world’s natural and cultural heritage and promoting sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products is of utmost importance and our project will help enable this conversation.