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2022—The year to redefine cities as first tiers of urban governance
Jan 08, 2022

2022—The year to redefine cities as first tiers of urban governance

A holistic restructuring of federal, systemic, and financial governance is required to empower our city governments

New urban governance exemplars: A glance at Delhi's Bhagidari model
Mar 12, 2013

New urban governance exemplars: A glance at Delhi's Bhagidari model

The Delhi Government's Bhagidari programme with all its pitfalls and challenges comes as a refreshing idea in the context of urban governance. Given its potential to transform state-ctizen interface, there is need to give it statutory backing. Also, there is enough space for forther improvement of the programme.

The unfinished business of decentralised urban governance in India
Feb 10, 2020

The unfinished business of decentralised urban governance in India

Until the early 1990s, India’s urban local bodies (ULBs) were under the complete control of the states, having little functional, financial and administrative autonomy. The 74th Amendment Act of 1992 sought to make ULBs self-governing institutions. Many salutary provisions were made in the Act and there have been certain positive outcomes since it came into effect in April 1993. However, many key issues have remained unresolved and at present,

Using AI and blockchain tech for transparency in urban governance
Jun 22, 2018

Using AI and blockchain tech for transparency in urban governance

People are going to ask government for answers, and the solutions will lie in getting transparency through new-age systems.

BRICS cities require smart policy solutions
Sep 01, 2016

BRICS cities require smart policy solutions

Urban governance in BRICS countries will require different policy solutions because of differing circumstances.

China's urban transformation strategy
Jun 20, 2018

China's urban transformation strategy

The appraisal of select aspects of China’s urbanisation strategy and the progress in implementation indicate a massive urban transformation.

Emerging challenges in an urbanising India: Governance, security and climate change
Nov 18, 2014

Emerging challenges in an urbanising India: Governance, security and climate change

As part of a three-year research project undertaken by ORF and PRIO to study and analyse urban governance, urban security and environment related trends and concerns in selected regions of India, an international conference was organised on "Emerging Challenges in an Urbanising India: Governance, Security and Climate Change".

Fixing man-made disasters in Indian metro cities
Feb 18, 2019

Fixing man-made disasters in Indian metro cities

India’s metros are building an unenviable reputation for themselves through a series of man-made disasters.

Indian cities and floods
Oct 22, 2019

Indian cities and floods

There is a need to look at city bariatrics — and articulate policies that disincentivise demographic density towards better urban sustainability.

Indian cities—Stunted by partial democratisation
Dec 29, 2021

Indian cities—Stunted by partial democratisation

The Indian government should address the challenge of municipal inequity, and ensure that better opportunities are available to enhance urban governan

Measuring urbanisation in India
Dec 13, 2017

Measuring urbanisation in India

Living conditions in fast-growing rural areas across India are deteriorating due not only to the impact of urbanisation but the lack of capacity of the local governments to manage such transitions. This brief makes the case for changing the administration status of such areas from “rural” to “urban”, establishing urban governance mechanisms therein, and making them resilient. For identification of such areas, the state government’s opin

Municipal finance reforms in South Africa and its applicability for India
May 27, 2019

Municipal finance reforms in South Africa and its applicability for India

It is time that India lays emphasis on changing its approach to urban governance and makes pragmatic changes in its policy books to make its cities fi

Strengthening municipal leadership in India: The potential of directly elected mayors with executive powers
Sep 04, 2018

Strengthening municipal leadership in India: The potential of directly elected mayors with executive powers

The question of municipal leadership is of great significance in urban governance in India. There are various models of the position of chief executive of an urban local body (ULB), predominantly tilting towards the ‘strong mayor’ model either through ‘presidentialisation’ of the office or through a ‘mayor-in-council’[1] system. In India, it is the ‘state appointed municipal commissioner’ model that holds sway, sitting over a popu

Technology for urban planning: Prospects of ‘Open Building’
Oct 06, 2023

Technology for urban planning: Prospects of ‘Open Building’

While Open Building holds positive emancipatory potential for urban governance, the adverse impact of technology in an urban space must be kept in min

The quality of local urban democracy
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 qual

The twin-connection: Revitalising sister-city relationships
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 harmoniou

ट्विन कनेक्शन: देशांमधील 'सिस्टर-सिटी' संबंधांना प्रोत्साहन
May 03, 2024

ट्विन कनेक्शन: देशांमधील 'सिस्टर-सिटी' संबंधांना प्रोत्साहन

जागतिक वातावरणातील बदल, साथीने येणारे रोगराईचे प्रादुर�

नॉर्डिक देशांच्या यशात शहरांचे योगदान
Aug 31, 2021

नॉर्डिक देशांच्या यशात शहरांचे योगदान

नागरिकांचे दैनंदिन जीवन सुलभ व्हावे, जीवनावश्यक सेवा उत्तम मिळाव्यात, यासाठी नॉर्डिक देशांमध्ये शहरी स्थानिक संस्थांवर मोठा विश्वास ठेवला जातो.

महापालिकांतील महिला आरक्षणाने काय साधले?
Oct 04, 2021

महापालिकांतील महिला आरक्षणाने काय साधले?

स्थानिक स्तरावरील महिलांसाठीचे आरक्षण हे महिलांना राज्यस्तरीय आणि राष्ट्रीय राजकारणात येण्यासाठीचे व्यासपीठ बनण्यात अपयशी ठरले आहे.

महापुरे महानगरे बुडती…
Aug 17, 2020

महापुरे महानगरे बुडती…

देशातील हवामान बदलत असून कमी वेळेत जास्त पाऊस पडत आहे. त्यामुळे देशातील शहरांची पाण्याचा निचरा करणारी यंत्रणा तातडीने सुधारली नाही, तर पूरस्थिती अटळ आहे.