Smart cities: Testing ground for sensor-based instruments
Smart cities are much-needed platforms for on-field use and evaluation of sensor-based technology
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
A city of forests: Is it a distant dream?
This World Environment Day, our call to action should be a scenario where plucking a fruit from a tree in the backyard will be easier than buying …
Los Angeles mayor launches city’s first-ever sustainable plan
The plan was released in the context of an expected population growth of 500,000 people in the city over the next two decades
At least 8 dead due to record rains in New York
A state of emergency has been declared across New York City after remnants of Hurricane Ida bring record rainfall to the US Northeast
India’s cleanest cities: Mysuru’s sophisticated decentralised wet waste-to-compost system
Composting at household-level ensures kitchen waste can be converted into useful resource
The new wave
INDIAN MEGACITY AND ECONOMIC REFORMS A K Jain . Management Publishing House . 1996 . Price Rs 600
Will the future city, marked by responsible governance
and a concerned citizenry, be able to address the problems
dogging the world's urban centres?
Can the ‘gist’ city climate plan secure a resilient future for Chennai?
The hasty manner of putting up draft, seeking public opinion raises doubts about seriousness of planners
India’s urban floods: Why we need to look at nature-based solutions
Solutions to reduce the loss of lives and livelihoods from urban floods; Can be exercised by individuals and local govts
What India should look like in 2100
A new anthology touches upon most facets of Indian society, but leaves the reader feeling like the proverbial blind man who describes an elephant …
Yes, Delhi Metro is more unaffordable than the New York City Subway
My own experience shows that the Delhi Metro pinches the minimum survival expense of a well-off Delhite at least twice as hard as the NYC subway …
What is the national clean air program (NCAP)?
The Indian government recently announced the draft guidelines of the National Clean Air Program? Polash Mukherjee from the Centre for Science and …
How Uber opens cities only to close them
Uber is just another intermediary capitalist that profits from the needs of typically urban people
Global Fund withdrawal
Me and my city
UN 2023 Water Conference: Day 1 ends with debates; problem acknowledgement; funding pledges
Day 2 to be crucial as delegates seek to reconcile ambition and vision with implementation
Volcano erupts in Guatemala, spewing ash 2 km into the sky
Central America has more than 100 volcanoes, many of which attract thousands of tourists from all over the world
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 EVs
Memories of a city
Book>> Ahmedabad, Shock city of Twentieth Century India, by Howard Spodek, Orient Blackswan, Rs 795
Cleaning up the air
Joint-efforts improve air quality of 10 cities in the US