Bombay High Court orders demolition of Adarsh Society
The HC has stayed the order for 12 weeks, giving time to the Maharashtra government to appeal in the Supreme Court
Why this 'Transit-Oriented Debacle'?
Amendments proposed by DDA threaten to go back to exclusionary planning, congestion-inducing street management and urban-scape without …
Earthquakes don't kill, our collapsing structures do
The evidence from Italy and other earthquakes is damning: structures are not generally earthquake-proof
Zurich is world’s most sustainable city, according to a new index
100 global cities were ranked according to their performance on three parameters—people, planet and profit
New agenda for Africa’s sustainable urbanisation to be adopted at UN meet in Quito
Weak planning of urbanisation is resulting in lost opportunities for growth and transformation for Africa
Truth about PM’s 'Housing for All' scheme: it is far off target
Eighteen months and Rs 4,275.31 crores later, not even 0.1 per cent of the project could be completed
Takeaways from President Pranab Mukherjee's opening speech during budget session
In his speech, the President gave emphasis on financial inclusion, development schemes and women power
Three-year action plan identifies gaps in rural development schemes
Over the next three years, the government wants to focus on strengthening implementation and monitoring of existing schemes
Tamil Nadu fisherfolk urge government to prepare for sea level rise
The upcoming plan for coastal zone management should ensure housing and account for the sea level rise, suggest fisherfolk and environmentalists
Congress manifesto: right to health is next on agenda
Grand old party of India renews some old promises and makes some new ones, but will Congress live up to its promises if it wins a third term?
Rewind 2018: Urbanisation creates chaos in India
Challenges and possible solutions to the rising population in urban areas
The more Asians migrate to cities, the more it will help tigers, says study
Researchers from a prominent non-profit feel that Asia's increasing urbanisation and rapid demographic transition could mean that tiger range …
Berlin’s grassroots plan to renationalise up to 200,000 ex-council homes from corporate landlords
मोदी सरकार ने पांच साल में किसी झुग्गीवासी को नहीं दिया घर
एक बार फिर भाजपा ने अपने संकल्प पत्र में 2022 तक सबको पक्का घर देने का वादा किया है, लेकिन पिछले पांच साल के ...
Union Budget 2019-20: Four observations on affordable housing
Reading between the lines of the Budget document on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
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 …
Bad habits drive health risks among Kenya's urban poor
Poverty and stress is prevalent in Kenya’s low-income settings which increases the behavioural risk factors for cardiovascular diseases
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
मलबे के ढेर में दबता देश-2: दलदली भूमि पर किया जा रहा है डंप
देशभर में नई इमारतों के निर्माण और तोड़फोड़ से निकले मलबे का ढेर बढ़ता जा रहा है। इससे निपटने के पर्याप्त इंतजाम नहीं हैं। ...
How 2019 was for an average Indian household and the planet
Latest Government data debunks several tall claims of the government itself; On the other hand, at least 5 reports said the world's currnt …
How India remains poor: As many as 22 states have become poorer
Latest NITI Aayog counts no state as ‘achiever’; overall performance of most ‘performing’, ‘laggard’ states …
प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना: क्या कागजों में बन रहे हैं घर?
प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना (ग्रामीण) के तहत केंद्र सरकार पक्के मकान बनाने का दावा कर रही है, जमीनी पड़ताल करती एक रिपोर्ट-
COVID-19: What about housing for poor?
Union government’s housing scheme tragets derailed; low-income house buyers face increasingly volatile financial markets
Fix housing and you’ll reduce risks of coronavirus and other disease in remote Indigenous communities
Indigenous Australians living on remote country urgently need additional and functional housing
India can’t have a piece-meal approach of fighting only food security or climate change
Any effective solution to mitigate climate change in India must take in to account poverty, inadequate food distribution and lack of basic shelter