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Le Corbusier's city shows way for Indian urban planning

Chandigarh has added the title of Smart City to its World Heritage honor

The Le Corbusier-designed Secretariat Building, part of the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, northern India. (Photo by Akira Hayakawa)

MUMBAI -- The city of Chandigarh forms a striking contrast to most other Indian urban centers -- its clean and tidy streets, laid out in a grid pattern, are a far cry from the jumble of slums and skyscrapers one finds elsewhere. Six decades on from its birth, the city is still offering lessons for a country looking to create a healthier and more sustainable society for its citizens.

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