An every monsoon affair: How to tackle urban flooding
Urbanisation is inevitable as is climate change; the need is for a multi-pronged approach
We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid
Using publicly available satellite images in combination with the 2011 census data, we found that virtually all (96 per cent) South African …
Desecration of nature responsible for COVID-19: Manipur High Court
The court was listening to a PIL when it made the statement
What happened to India’s flood management plan?
There is no national-level flood control authority in India — 43 years after the country’s first and last commission …
Delhi rain, waterlogging puts the spotlight on urban flooding
Urban flooding has become increasingly frequent in India’s major cities
मिंटो ब्रिज हादसा: राजधानी की पांच एजेंसियों में से दोषी कौन?
19 जुलाई को हुई भारी बारिश के बाद राजधानी दिल्ली के मिंटो ब्रिज अंडरपास पर जो हादसा हुआ, उसने राजधानी की प्लानिंग पर सवाल ...
कोरोनावायरस के असर से भारत में 35.4 करोड़ गरीब बढ़ेंगे, 27 राज्यों में दोगुनी होगी संख्या
देश के सभी राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों में गरीबी की दर बढ़कर 46.3 प्रतिशत हो जाएगी, यह 2011-12 के स्तर से दोगुनी से ...
Wanted: An urban equivalent of MGNREGA
Such a programme is the need of the hour not only as a measure to revive the urban economy now, but also to mitigate any further shocks to …
Urban form and travel to completely change after COVID-19
Central business districts will decline while larger apartments will be in demand as more firms consider making employees work-from-home, a …
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
A unique characteristic of Addis Ababa’s urban development is that successive Ethiopian regimes have used new urban projects as …
COVID-19: 4 factors to test how vulnerable slums in 4 big cities are
Govt of India thinks novel coronavirus will be a part of life. That makes it imperative to account for limitations before forming policy
COVID-19, floods: Bihar stares at twin challenge with onset of monsoon
Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar held a meeting with top officials on June 10 to review preparedness measures
COVID-19 and green, open spaces: What is going to be our new normal?
Living conditions created under a pandemic situation are also a reflection of the inadequacies of our cities
COVID-19 exposes fault lines in peri-urban areas
Lack of sanitation awareness prevails at a greater extent here; it is unclear how COVID-19-centric awareness campaigns will influence behavioral …
COVID-19: Self-sufficient neighbourhoods are needed to make cities resilient
The need is to recognise what a neighbourhood requires and ensure that the planning makes everyday needs available — and accessible&…
COVID-19: How city densities can be managed for post-pandemic recovery
Density seems to be more of a scapegoat than the cause of increasing virus transmission at the city level
Why rapid urbanisation in peri-urban areas is a concern for Chandigarh
Kharar, an urban settlement in Chandigarh, is witness to fast-track development in the past few years
Not being kept in loop: Odisha’s sarpanches on CM’s power decentralisation move
Several sarpanches who were given powers of district collectors alleged their administrative or financial roles were not spelt out clearly
गांव के 22 हजार हाट बाजारों में अब तक सिर्फ 476 को किया जा सका अपग्रेड
बीते दो वर्षों मेंअब तक महज पचास फीसदी यानी 11 हजार से अधिक ग्रामीण बाजारों (हाट) के जमीनी सर्वेेक्षण का दावा किया गया है।
Bihar plans policy change to push urbanisation
The state government has prepared a draft seeking changes to ‘old criteria’ for notifying semi-urban or rural area as urban
COVID-19: Here's what decentralised planning teaches us to curb pandemics
Decentralised infrastructure and services provide a range of benefits for all stakeholders
Earth day musings: Can this pandemic change the idea of a city?
Post-pandemic, the new normal in our cities need to be more humane and inclusive and urban renewal must be designed on a human scale
Urban commons: Rethink their management
Loss of urban ‘commons’ and ‘communing’ among larger public have a direct impact on the way a city and its society are …
Down to Earth reaches out to experts to understand the scope and limitations of reimagining urban commons
Commons: Local bodies must take lead
There is a pronounced lacuna in the governance and regulations of urban commons