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India: Bhopal Livable Cities


In line with the New Urban Agenda resolution adopted by the UN General, CFI Trust in partnership with HealthBridge envisaged the Livable cities project focusing on improving the conversation around urban planning and its relationship with the Non-Communicable Diseases in India.  

The New Urban Agenda indicates that a minimum of 15% of urban space should be dedicated to open, green, quality public spaces. Interventions to increase or improve the quality of these spaces in urban planning has a transformative effect on the lives of individuals and the community. CFI works with the city government by changing the built environment to make life in cities safe, healthy and happier with focus on reducing the behavioural risks of unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

In India, 410 million people were living in cities in 2014; according to estimates, this number will have grown to 814 million by 2050. Urbanization of our cities will increase not just its population but poverty and food insecurity. Urban agriculture will help not only to reduce urban poverty and food insecurity but also improve its urban environment. CFI is committed to urban agriculture and seeks appropriate policy interventions that will promote urban agriculture in the city of Bhopal 


Bhopal, India




Expected Results

  • Increased number of safe and accessible public spaces. 
  • Increased number of children playing.
  • Increased number of women and girls using public spaces. 
  • Increased number of inclusive parks
  • Increased number of people having access to healthy, fresh food. 
  • Increased number of public markets building local economies 
  • Increased numbers of people who are food secure.