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Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Feb 27, 2024

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities

Amidst urban growth, equipping cities with the most optimal, cost-efficient, and effective mass rapid transport systems is imperative ...

Why city master plans fail to materialise
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Feb 26, 2024

Why city master plans fail to materialise

Unless urban planning is heavily incentivised with quality men and money, development plans are likely to remain on paper ...

The future of urban mobility: Shared, connected, and electric
Urbanisation | Climate Change Feb 22, 2024

The future of urban mobility: Shared, connected, and electric

Cities of the future must have sustainable mobility baked into the core planning process with the ultimate goal of meeting transport demand in a cost-effective way ...

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India
Urbanisation Feb 12, 2024

A matter of choice: Determining public transport systems for urban India

The attainment of sustainable urban public transportation in Indian cities will be crucial for its aspiration to rank among the top three economies ...

Underground parking in Indian cities
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jan 29, 2024

Underground parking in Indian cities

Since cities have little control over automobile policy, they must accommodate more automobiles within their geographical limits by employing better parking options ...

Refugee resettlement and futuristic planning: Lessons from Saltlake township
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jan 06, 2024

Refugee resettlement and futuristic planning: Lessons from Saltlake township

Given that some of India’s recent urban expansion projects have attracted criticism for poor planning, Saltlake can serve as an Indian model of urban regeneration and town planning ...

Citizen’s report on their city’s traffic congestion: Pune
Urbanisation | Transportation Dec 08, 2023

Citizen’s report on their city’s traffic congestion: Pune

The Pune city police need to adopt appropriate measures to address the city’s traffic issues as per the suggestions made by the Pune Platform for Collaborative Response’s report ...

ASICS report and the 10 instruments of urban change: An analysis
Urbanisation Dec 05, 2023

ASICS report and the 10 instruments of urban change: An analysis

India’s urban challenges are too deep and systemic to be fixed through a few tactical stabs. A long-term strategic view of urban transformation is needed. ...

Through the looking-glass: Towards a citizen-centric urban metaverse
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Nov 14, 2023

Through the looking-glass: Towards a citizen-centric urban metaverse

In embracing the metaverse, data-driven smart cities can unlock transformative possibilities for urban life quality for building new planning models ...

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Nov 09, 2023

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital

To address the issue of poor healthcare infrastructure, the states need to prioritise this sector by diverting funds, creating more capacity in existing hospitals, and constructing more new hospitals ...

Indian cities and the need for scrapyards
Urbanisation Oct 07, 2023

Indian cities and the need for scrapyards

The vehicle scrappage policy should be implemented as it would allow for greater mobility and enable municipal sweepers to keep the roads clean ...

The impact of public transport on traffic congestion in cities
Urbanisation | Transportation Sep 26, 2023

The impact of public transport on traffic congestion in cities

Proper policy measures and improvement in the performance of public transport would help draw people away from private transportation and address traffic congestion ...

Death and the city: Rethinking urban spaces for the deceased
Urbanisation Aug 19, 2023

Death and the city: Rethinking urban spaces for the deceased

Rethinking the policy, design, and function of city crematoriums and cemeteries is critical to making the city liveable and die-able

The quality of local urban democracy
Urbanisation in India Aug 08, 2023

The quality of local urban democracy

Given that India is on the path to urbanisation, there is a dire need for governance reforms at the municipal level to ensure that it reaches the quality of its rural Gram Panchayat counterpart

Urban wetlands in India need urgent attention
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jul 21, 2023

Urban wetlands in India need urgent attention

Coherent management and governance of urban wetlands in India needs to be initiated to secure the urban ecological balance and add to the city’s economic value

World Population Day calls for reimagining Indian cities
Development | Urbanisation Jul 11, 2023

World Population Day calls for reimagining Indian cities

World Population Day 2023 is an apt occasion to rethink strategies to make the most of India’s population and demographic dividend

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jun 20, 2023

Sustainable Development Goal 11 and India

The unending densification of cities rob all the initiatives from making a visible positive impact

Mainstreaming gender in urban mobility: Towards inclusive and accessible city transit systems
Gender | Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jun 12, 2023

Mainstreaming gender in urban mobility: Towards inclusive and accessible city transit systems

Inclusive, thoughtful, and collective approaches can bolster secure, affordable, accessible and sustainable city transport systems for all

Climate action plan and Indian cities
Urbanisation | Climate Change Jun 09, 2023

Climate action plan and Indian cities

Since climate change will impact cities worldwide, ULBs will play a crucial role in addressing the climate-related challenges

Pathways towards resilient cities
Urbanisation May 23, 2023

Pathways towards resilient cities

As urbanisation in India ratchets up, cities would need to be more resilient, both environmentally and economically

Hastening rural to urban migration: A national imperative
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation May 19, 2023

Hastening rural to urban migration: A national imperative

It is abundantly clear that India’s urbanisation needs serious conceptual and financial inputs if it has to be pushed into the fast-track lane

Turning the screw on ULBs a little more: Higher rates for water and power
Economics and Finance | Energy | Urbanisation | Water Apr 28, 2023

Turning the screw on ULBs a little more: Higher rates for water and power

The upward revision of rates by the irrigation and electricity department is adversely impacting the ULBs in Maharashtra

Making cities more inclusive
Urbanisation Apr 27, 2023

Making cities more inclusive

City planning and development agencies must take steps to resolve problems faced by vulnerable urban populations

From adapting to thriving: Leveraging nature to combat sweltering summers in urban India
Urbanisation Apr 21, 2023

From adapting to thriving: Leveraging nature to combat sweltering summers in urban India

This year’s theme for the Earth Day, ‘Invest in our planet’, is a pivotal point in history as the need to adapt and mitigate the triple planetary crisis intensifies

National Budget 2022-23 and its focus on urban planning
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Apr 06, 2023

National Budget 2022-23 and its focus on urban planning

States must be incensitived to heed Central directives on urban planning for proper urban development

Water supply improvements in Indian cities
Urbanisation | Water Mar 22, 2023

Water supply improvements in Indian cities

“Water for all” remains a distant dream in many Indian cities. Greater efforts by government agencies and citizens would be required to achieve this goal

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Stefania Petruzzelli

Stefania Petruzzelli

Stefania Petruzzelli, PhD., after an extensive period of academic research in Italian and Comparative Literature with a focus on anthropological, historical, and social issues, has directed her studies toward understanding the epistemological changes of our times, especially in the field ...

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Stefania Petruzzelli

Stefania Petruzzelli, PhD., after an extensive period of academic research in Italian and Comparative Literature with a focus on anthropological, historical, and social issues, has directed her studies toward understanding the epistemological changes of our times, especially in the field ...

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