Say no to 'Dubaisation' of Indian cities, say experts

Indo-Asian News Service

New Delhi, February 8, 2007

A growing number of buildings with glass-panelled outdoors in India's
metros consume 50 percent more energy for its maintenance and are not
environmentally sustainable, according to British and Indian experts.

"'Dubaisation' of Indian cities will soon have its impact on the
country. The number of glass structures, especially in metro cities, is
a matter of great concern as they consume more energy and increase
carbon in the environment," Susan Roaf, a leading 'sustainable
architect' of Britain, said here on Wednesday.

Roaf, who is also the director of Low Carbon Cities Initiative of
Britain, said India must take note of the recent climate change report
by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).