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We Need
to Transform
Urban Spaces
24.10.2014 Politika. Serbian newspaper
By Sladjana Raner

"There is a need for design of unique spaces that will be linked to nature and inspired by the cultural heritage that resembles the need of the people."

"A master class held by Satya Sheel, Managing Director of Metrovalley, as part of the Belgrade Design Week had the theme: building of self sustainable, energy efficient buildings that have as little as possible effect on the environment and stimulate social economic development. Architects, urbanists, sociologists and economists had the chance to hear why the project business park in New Delhi by the "Metro Valley" company could be a model applied in Serbia.

"More than half of the world population is currently living in cities and the United Nations estimate that by 2050 this trend will increase to 75%. You may think that the needs of people living in cities in different climate zones are unique, but then the question arises, why do all cities look alike?"

"The Indian company "Metro Valley" is since 2006 working on a new business development concept- build more with less, by understanding the needs of every specific society. After years of research the Indian company is working on comprehensive urban solutions for Gurgaon and industrial city Manesar in NCR region.

"The company "Metro Valley" has come up with sustainable and energy efficient buildings by questioning the fundamentals of how buildings are made today. The answer that we got is that there is a need for unique spaces that are connected with nature and are inspired by the Indian cultural heritage as desired by today's citizens. The company has therefore adopted a unique model based on ancient Indian knowledge, a holistic approach to space, people, society, energy and water. Countries such as India that have limited resources have to be innovative.

"Satya Sheel believes that cities must follow the dynamic of social changes and become places that integrate people and ideas. They must transform according to new models and develop based on the needs of people and the local conditions.