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Indigenous peoples are crucial for conservation – a quarter of all land is in their hands

Land owned or managed by indigenous people is valuable for conservation. About 65% of indigenous lands have not been intensively …

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Here comes the megacities

By 2100, at least 10 cities are predicted to have population over 50 million. How can society keep pace?

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India, not yet a safe country for cyclists

On World Bicycle Day (June 3), let's emphasise the fact that cycling as a mode of travel can only pick up in India only when the 'smart cities'…

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The electric vehicle boom is coming. What can we learn from early adopters?

From tiered electric rates to equitable taxes, experienced communities have a lot to teach when it comes to managing the anticipated influx of …

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Emerging infectious diseases in India: the scourge that could boost urban development

The rise of these infectious diseases is often described in terms of biological processes, but they cannot be reduced to just this dimension

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Bike-share companies are transforming US cities – and they're just getting started

The humble bicycle, aided by smartphone technology, is resurging as an urban transportation option

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The Sustainable City

Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. 

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Food and Nutrition Security in Southern African Cities

Urban population growth is extremely rapid across Africa 

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Budget 2018: To make India open defecation-free, Centre must invest less in building toilets

The focus should be on educating people and building capacity for effective implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission

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Areas selected for smart city development are heat islands: study 

The study has found that agriculture and irrigation are two dominant drivers of urban heat islands in India

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Rapid urbanisation in Delhi-NCR creating heat stress, abetting climate change

Urbanisation has exacerbated air pollution levels, shrunk water bodies, increased temperature and heat emissions

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Track, the problem

As traffic increases on existing lines, accidents due to derailments reach alarming levels in the Indian Railways

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