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The deficient design of India's streets

The designing of Indian roads, from carriageways to sidewalks, leaves much to be desired

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What Nigerian cities can learn from the rest of the world

The rapid rate of urban population growth, fuelled by massive rural to urban migration, has overwhelmed public sector resources in the country

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Watch: The best cities to live in and what makes them so

Vienna remained at the top of the Global Liveable Index prepared by Economist Intelligence Unit

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Footpaths for pedestrians: Will these hurdles be cleared?

The Supreme Court recently ordered that all footpaths in Delhi be made free of any kind of encroachment. Here are a few ways residents have made …
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Deforestation, urbanisation, illegal mining, waste dumping leave Cauvery battered and bruised

Decades of degradation has led to an unprecedented crisis for the 15 million who live on the banks of the river. Down To Earth travels along …

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What commuters want

Rather than a top-bottom framework which assumes what people need, a bottom-up framework involving user perceptions will help in re-designing …

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How we lost the art of manipulating microclimate

The current mass housing construction is in contrast from the traditional urban forms of the city, which had smaller shaded spaces, were more …

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Floating cities can solve many climate, housing dilemmas

Learn all about how such a city works and what are its benefits here

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Wetlands in Kashmir shrinking due to urbanisation: Study

An analysis of land cover data from 2016 shows that the catchment of Narkara wetland in near Srinagar is now predominantly an urban setting, …

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Urban expansion ate into 35 million ha forests between 1992 and 2015: Study

The study argues that urbanisation can cause indirect loss of forest, by encouraging agricultural expansion in forested areas

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Increasing protein, dairy intake may help cut diabetes burden: Study

A new study has linked food preferences of individuals to prevalence of diabetes in various states of India

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Addis Ababa’s street hustlers helped build the city – now they’re being pushed out

Both the intellectualism of the elites and the street smarts of hustlers and sex workers transformed the neighbourhood of Arada into a social …

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