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: We’re in a real-time laboratory of a more sustainable urban future
After coronavirus, a key question emerges: What in essence is a city for? There is a need to look at permanent urban policy choices to make …
Cities in the time of COVID-19
The current scenario underscores the need to make cities adapt and respond to threats through effective planning
Down to Earth reaches out to experts to understand the scope and limitations of reimagining urban commons
Simply Put : Ahmedabad wall
Most in Asia-Pacific already in cities; expect 3.5 bln by 2015
Urban boom will be despite declines in Japan, China, Korea
Will Indian cities again drown this monsoon?
Even moderate rainfall can lead to major flooding in well-planned urban areas despite the presence of storm water drainage system
Elephanta Island gets too much development too fast
Getting power supply could have shaped the island’s future, but now the recent CRZ notification has put its existence at risk
Education, infrastructure saving grace for top districts: NITI Aayog report
Top performing districts still lag behind in development parameters like health and nutrition
Goa sees sharpest dip in farm sizes, Sikkim follows
The latest provisional Agriculture Census shows that the average size of farmlands in Goa decreased by 30 per cent in five years
Building norms bent for better ease of doing business rankings
The latest notification has eased green norms for builders to facilitate urban development
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 …
India is moving at jet speed, people should be able to move too
1 in 4 men and every second woman in India are physically inactive; can Indian construct cities which are creators of health, environment and equity?
Gabon destroys Africa's single most extensive mangrove area for construction
Weak legislation, corruption, lack of data are compunding environmental problems in a country which has over 10% of its area covered by national parks
360 million people will be exposed to extreme heat in 142 Indian cities by 2050
New research reveals number of cities and citizens threatened by direct and indirect climate hazards if global greenhouse gas emissions continue …
Bonds to the rescue?
Urban local bodies across India are floating bonds to raise money. This may render them unviable and make city living costly
Burn it all
That is NITI Aayog's solution to India's solid waste management woes
Why does development have to mean only "citifying"?
What’s the progress of Smart Cities Mission?
So far, 20 cities have identified 642 projects amounting to Rs 25,935.02 crore
Tough choices have to be made for Africa to sustainably urbanise
With Africa approaching 50 per cent urbanisation, governments have to make hard choices for scale and type of investments they need to make
Sukhomajri's failing development model
A model Haryana village, which had pulled itself out of poverty by managing natural resources, shuns the very model of development
If polluted air and risks to health are the trade-off for development. Is it worth it?
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
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
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 …