India is not producing enough town planners to make our cities more livable
Our cities are not equipped to handle the surge in population
As told to Parliament (February 10, 2021): Some 37,439 villages in India without 3G/4G coverage
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Cities in the time of COVID-19
The current scenario underscores the need to make cities adapt and respond to threats through effective planning
`Bioregionalism could become a global movement'
French architect Didier Prost is an advocate of bioregionalism, which calls for a renewed focus on local people and knowledge to innovate for …
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
Can India-EU strategic partnership focus on climate change, clean energy?
Trade and security was the focus of the recently concluded India-EU summit, but the two entities need to move beyond that?
We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them
Smart city financing laden with trouble
Allocation of funds is not equitable even as local bodies face difficulties in generating money
Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of
More than 25,000 delegates will meet in Quito in October to set out a New Urban Agenda for the UN, to be implemented over the next 20 years
Unreal in pampered India
With NDMC winning the smart city challenge, the contrast between where the government lives and where the rest of the citizens live could not …
Tea garden workers celebrate Dehradun’s failure to make it to smart cities list
City residents say the smart city is proposed in an area with tea gardens which are home to rich biodiversity
Notes on 100 smart cities
The new government is on a techno-heavy mission to create modern cities. Does it have the vision it takes?
Government announces names of first 20 smart cities
Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur top the list
Will there be a smarter approach to smart cities in Indo-US deal?
India and the US are expected to sign an agreement to build three smart cities. But these will need more than digital management systems to make …
Message to India from UN: empower city mayors to curb emissions
Global Compact of Mayors announced at New York climate meet to make cities sustainable; India out of the picture
India ranks third in the world in the LEED Green Building rankings
The rank can be a powerful tool in the country's efforts for the 100 Smart Cities initiative
Urban development agenda 2015
So far, smart cities have been all talks and no action. Will 2015 be any different? A quick account of what Narendra Modi needs to fix to make …
We need smart governance to make smart cities a success
The smart city scheme treats every city as a living laboratory. Indian cities are, however, not at a stage where they can sustain experimentation …
India’s smart cities will need smart transport
With many Indian cities set to become larger than most countries, both in terms of GDP and population, mobility should be high on agenda
100 to 0: Union budget gives smart cities a miss
With nothing concrete to show on ground or on paper, are smart cities being offloaded?
What to expect from the budget
Narendra Modi's first budget may have many surprises contrary to popular expectations being raised in media. Don't ignore the deficit monsoon and …
What are smart cities?
Smart city may simply mean a place where a smart phone can run all the errands for you. But the Indian urban challenge is not as digital and way …