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Network cities: Urban multilateralism for sustainable development
Multilateralism | Urbanisation Jun 26, 2024

Network cities: Urban multilateralism for sustainable development

Urban multilateralism, through initiatives like sister city partnerships and resilience networks, can find solutions for climate action, economic equality, and sustainable growth. ...

Surveillance cameras in cities: A threat to privacy?
Privacy and Surveillance Jun 03, 2024

Surveillance cameras in cities: A threat to privacy?

Although there are positive results of surveillance technology, questions regarding the invasion of privacy are being raised. ...

Can ‘The Inclusive City’ be a reality?
Urbanisation May 09, 2024

Can ‘The Inclusive City’ be a reality?

The universal desire to establish inclusion as the driving ideal for development shall remain unachieved if it is not realised in the most significant habitat in which the world lives—the cities ...

Crime in India’s largest cities: An analysis
Urbanisation in India Apr 09, 2024

Crime in India’s largest cities: An analysis

While the NCRB data on crimes in India is the most comprehensive set of data, it suffers from some data deficits that need to be addressed ...

The twin-connection: Revitalising sister-city relationships
Urbanisation in India | Climate Change Apr 08, 2024

The twin-connection: Revitalising sister-city relationships

As the world faces unprecedented challenges such as climate change, pandemics, and disparities, sister-city relationships can help nurture a harmonious global community ...

Urban youth are seeking jobs abroad
Urbanisation Apr 01, 2024

Urban youth are seeking jobs abroad

Amidst the high rate of unemployment in India, many urban youth are taking up blue-collar jobs abroad ...

Integrating paratransit to address India’s urban transport concerns
Urbanisation | Transportation Mar 28, 2024

Integrating paratransit to address India’s urban transport concerns

Paratransit services have addressed the deficiency in suitable transportation within urban cities, yet policies to regulate this service are still lacking ...

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts
Urbanisation | Climate Change Mar 28, 2024

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts

To reverse the adverse effects of industrialisation and rapid urbanisation on water bodies, India must implement sufficient and sustainable measures to rejuvenate its waterfronts ...

Requirements for maintaining urban sanitation
Urbanisation Mar 27, 2024

Requirements for maintaining urban sanitation

Sanitation challenges will continue to persist in urban centres until there is an expansion in the managerial, financial, and technological capacities of municipalities. ...

Managing on-street parking in Indian cities
Urbanisation in India | Transportation Mar 14, 2024

Managing on-street parking in Indian cities

The surge in vehicle ownership has created a persistent on-street parking challenge amidst increasing demand for parking space ...

Adapting cities to climate realities
Urbanisation | Climate Change Mar 02, 2024

Adapting cities to climate realities

Adapting to climate change is no longer optional. Failing to adapt will lead to severe human, economic, and environmental losses. ...

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

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Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini is a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and Central AsianStudies, JNU. She works on the intersection of environment and international politics inCentral Asia. ...

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Nimisha Chadha

Nimisha Chadha is a Research Intern at the Observer Research Foundation. ...

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