Can COVID-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?
Colonial use of planning for cultural and structural isolation, as well as for socio-economic and spatial segregation, limited Africa’s …
Can COVID-19 pandemic help India foster rural livelihoods and build resilient villages?
The shift of balance created by COVID-19 has revealed that urban centres, while important, need not be the sole creator of jobs or economic …
Mirage of a river
Is restoration of the Sabarmati the way to go?
Simple Put: The green activist vs the greed activist
A creative challenge: Designing proposals of 19 waterbodies in Faridabad
The project offered us an opportunity to bring substantial change through our work to the local environment and the lives of people living around …
Recommendations on solid waste management: How govt action falls short
The standing committee on urban development made 37 recommendations, 14 of which were accepted by the Union government
Cities will be too hot to live in future, says new UNEP report
There is a need for a strategic, whole-system approach that realises sustainable urban cooling or rather sustainable urban comfort
Simply Put: World Cities Day
10 years of Delhi gang rape: 70% of released Nirbhaya Funds utilised, Lok Sabha told
Region-wise disparities in fund utilisation; Conviction rate in crimes against women continues to remain abysmal
SC declines to designate Joshimath crisis a national disaster; redirects petitioner to HC
We don’t want anyone to use these proceedings only for sound bytes for social media, SC said
Kampala, Kigali and Addis Ababa are changing fast: New book follows their distinct paths
Book explains why attempting to supplant models from urban development elsewhere, including “best practices”, will not work
Budget 2023-24: What can it offer for the development of Indian cities?
Strengthening urban local bodies & capacities of citizens, communities key for sustainable development of Indian cities
Accra is congested, but relocating Ghana’s capital is not the only option
Accra could keep its political role, but some of its facilities and services should be distributed around the country
In Telangana’s Badanpet, a dumpsite turns into a rock garden, nursery
As of now, this nursery is self-reliant in supplying saplings for horticultural purposes, park development, road median development, greening and …
High time to move away from the master plan approach for Indian cities
Initiatives such as GIS-based master & development plans for 500 AMRUT cities are encouraging but we are still far behind
Financial inclusion critical for building sustainable Indian cities
Financial inclusion not just a matter of economic growth, but also of social justice and ensuring sustainability