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 …
What COVID-19 can mean for SDG-11, sustainable cities and communities in India
As urban vulnerabilities are amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of sustainable cities in Sustainable Development Goals needs to be …
It rained hard in Delhi; what if all that water did not go waste
The volume of rainwater generated in the past week was almost 13 per cent of the demand for water in Delhi, estimated at 2,765 million litres per …
An every monsoon affair: How to tackle urban flooding
Urbanisation is inevitable as is climate change; the need is for a multi-pronged approach
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 ...
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 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: 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
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
Urban commons: Need to develop financing framework
Urban commons are mainly dependent on governments, particularly local governments that are more often than not financially weak
Urban commons: Almost ignored in city planning
Commons act as a nutritional buffer, safety net for migrants; middle-class, wealthy residents no less dependent
Simply Put : Ahmedabad wall
Budget by the people
Pune Municipal Corporation has been successfully implementing participatory budgeting since 2005
स्मार्ट सिटी मिशन की हालत खस्ता, 21 प्रतिशत फंड ही खर्च हुआ
जिन 100 शहरों को स्मार्ट सिटी बनाना है, उनमें से केवल 22 शहरों में ही स्मार्ट सड़कें और 15 शहरों में ही स्मार्ट सौर ...