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Urban planning: Then & now (2045)
Sep 24, 2018

Urban planning: Then & now (2045)

A futuristic view on how urban planning ought to be overhauled over the next three decades if India’s cities are to survive  

Cities for Women: Taking stock of gender-sensitive urban planning and design
Dec 22, 2020

Cities for Women: Taking stock of gender-sensitive urban planning and design

Gender-sensitive planning will help mitigate adverse and unequal impacts — and build resilience.

De-institutionalise urban planning
Jun 09, 2011

De-institutionalise urban planning

Mumbai today has a plethora of institutions - BMC, MMRDA, MSRDC, MVRC, etc. At last count, there were 23 institutions directly or indirectly 'planning' for Mumbaikars. There is an urgent need to 'de-institutionalise' urban planning.

National Budget 2022-23 and its focus on urban planning
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

Need to humanise urban planning
Feb 17, 2014

Need to humanise urban planning

The day and age of centralised and linear town planning approaches are over. Conceptually, the urban planners, architects, designers, builders and policy makers have to make a conscious efforts to humanise urban planning to make it part of the larger ecosystem of social sciences.

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 road to Smart City planning: A historical co-evolution of urban planning and information systems 
Jul 20, 2022

The road to Smart City planning: A historical co-evolution of urban planning and information systems 

The internet and urban planning have been historically interrelated and has influenced each other’s development.

Building Gender-Responsive Cities
Nov 07, 2022

Building Gender-Responsive Cities

Urban planners will have to imagine novel ways of ordering and expressing their spaces to eliminate the unequal power dynamics in urbanisation

Decolonising heritage sites in post-colonial–cum–apartheid cities: Experiences and suggestions from the Global South
Nov 20, 2021

Decolonising heritage sites in post-colonial–cum–apartheid cities: Experiences and suggestions from the Global South

The continuation of oppressive colonial ideology through the preservation of heritage sites is stifling social change.

Disease and urban densities
Apr 19, 2020

Disease and urban densities

The COVID19 pandemic is a wake-up call to the world to realise that the sustainability quotient, in terms of the scale that city population densities

https://www.orfonline.org/research/health-infrastructure-planning-amid-covid-19-the-case-of-mumbai/
Jan 13, 2021

https://www.orfonline.org/research/health-infrastructure-planning-amid-covid-19-the-case-of-mumbai/

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented stress on India’s urban public health infrastructure, underscoring the need for urban planning to account for increased demand for health amenities during crises. This paper evaluates the city of Mumbai’s 1991 and 2034 development plans and finds inherent infrastructural inadequacies. It calls on urban-policymakers to complement development plans with robust dynamic health strategies that conside

India’s urban reality
Sep 09, 2019

India’s urban reality

Unless India takes up urban planning with the seriousness it deserves, the future of some of the mega projects of the incumbent government such as the

IPCC’s reminder: Not just climate-smart but also water-wise
Apr 14, 2022

IPCC’s reminder: Not just climate-smart but also water-wise

The mitigation of climate change will be successful only if water risks are factored in while drafting ‘climate-smart’ strategies.

Lost in transit: Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA)
Jan 08, 2022

Lost in transit: Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA)

With metro rail adding one more layer to urban mass transit, an autonomous UMTA is necessary to increase the modal share of public transport in urban

Mumbai’s annual tryst with deluge
Jul 12, 2019

Mumbai’s annual tryst with deluge

The consequences of reckless urban planning in Mumbai — earlier intermittent — have now aggravated.

National Budget 2022-23: What is in it for urban local bodies?
Feb 04, 2022

National Budget 2022-23: What is in it for urban local bodies?

Although the Budget pushes for urban planning, will the architecture of Indian federalism continue to limit its execution?

Perspectives on financing urban resilience in India
May 28, 2024

Perspectives on financing urban resilience in India

Without proper urban planning, India will incur significant costs in the future

SDGs, Indian Cities and Seismic Sustainability
May 24, 2023

SDGs, Indian Cities and Seismic Sustainability

Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Its targets include the promotion of resilience to disasters such as earthquakes. Many of India’s cities that lie in high-intensity zones—determined by ‘seismic microzonation’—are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes. Such cities, therefore, must move towards developing and adopting policies that pro

Sports in Indian cities: Rethinking the use of astroturfs
Nov 07, 2023

Sports in Indian cities: Rethinking the use of astroturfs

The adoption of astroturf in sporting facilities poses a health hazard to humans and aggravates climate issues, thus, urban planning must focus on gre

Sustainable urban transport—A case for bicycle-friendly cities
Aug 25, 2023

Sustainable urban transport—A case for bicycle-friendly cities

Integrating the use of bicycles and establishing a sound cycling infrastructure will help India in its quest to achieve sustainable development

Understanding digital twin technology
May 17, 2024

Understanding digital twin technology

As digital twin technology continues to evolve, its impact is visible across industries, but without clear regulations, the path to encouraging this g

Urban Affairs in the Pandemic Era
Aug 25, 2020

Urban Affairs in the Pandemic Era

In the month of August this year, India has recorded about 60,000 to 70,000 Covid-19 positive cases every day, and the total number of cases has cross

Urban Health Governance in India: A policy roundtable
Jul 31, 2019

Urban Health Governance in India: A policy roundtable

Acknowledging health as a central component of urban planning and governance will help achieve health SDGs and ensure policy coherence.

Urban wetlands in India need urgent attention
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 eco

Why city master plans fail to materialise
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

असमानतेच्या रोगापासून शहरे वाचवायला हवी
Dec 09, 2021

असमानतेच्या रोगापासून शहरे वाचवायला हवी

कोरोनासारख्या रोगांच्या साथीला तोंड देताना, इतर विकसनशील देशांसाठी केस स्टडी म्हणून धारावीचे प्रारूप अतिशय महत्त्वाचे ठरले आहे.

कोविड संकटात ‘जीआयएस’चे वरदान
Sep 24, 2020

कोविड संकटात ‘जीआयएस’चे वरदान

'जीआयएस'चा सुयोग्य वापर करुन शहरांचे नियोजन, व्यवस्थापन, विविध प्रश्नांचे निराकरण होऊ शकते, हे कोरोनाकाळात अधोरेखित झाले आहे.

पुणे तिथे नगरनियोजन उणे!
Sep 10, 2020

पुणे तिथे नगरनियोजन उणे!

वाढत्या शहरीकरणामुळे शहरालगतच्या खेडेगावांना पुणे महापालिकेत सामावले गेले. पण, नगरनियोजनाच्या बोजवाऱ्याने एकूणच पुण्यासमोर मोठे आव्हान उभे राहिले आहे.

भविष्यातील शहरांची ‘संस्कृती’
Dec 28, 2020

भविष्यातील शहरांची ‘संस्कृती’

‘कोविड १९’ नंतरच्या जगात शहरांमधील सांस्कृतिक जीवन फुलवण्यासाठी अनेक प्रयोग करणे गरजेचे आहे. यातून शारीरिक आणि मानसिक अनुबंध दृढ होतील.

भारतातील नागरी पाणथळ प्रदेशांकडे तातडीने लक्ष देण्याची गरज
Oct 20, 2023

भारतातील नागरी पाणथळ प्रदेशांकडे तातडीने लक्ष देण्याची गरज

शहरी भागातील पर्यावरणीय समतोल राखण्यासाठी, शहराच्या आर्थिक मूल्यांमध्ये भर घालण्यासाठी भारतातील नागरी पाणथळ प्रदेशांचे सुसंगत व्यवस्थापन करणे आवश्यक आहे. 

महिलांसाठी शहरे कशी हवीत?
Dec 28, 2020

महिलांसाठी शहरे कशी हवीत?

२०२१ मध्ये प्रवेश करताना लिंगभाव केंद्रस्थानी ठेवून पायाभूत सेवासुविधांची, मोकळ्या जागांची आणखी होणे गरजेचे आहे. सर्वसमावेशक आराखड्यातच त्याचा समावेश हवा.

मास्टर प्लॅन अंमलबजावणीला शहरांत अपयश का?
Mar 16, 2024

मास्टर प्लॅन अंमलबजावणीला शहरांत अपयश का?

शहरी नियोजनाला माणूसबळ व पैशाची भरघोस मदत देऊ केली गेली �

मुंबईची वाटचाल नव्या रुपाच्या दिशेने
Dec 28, 2020

मुंबईची वाटचाल नव्या रुपाच्या दिशेने

प्रचंड लोकसंख्या, मंदावलेली आर्थिक वाढ आणि उपलब्ध जमिनीची कमतरता यामुळे मुंबईच्या कोविडनंतरच्या वाटचालीबद्दल नव्या पद्धतीने विचार व्हायला हवा.

शहरांसाठी हवी ‘इंधनरहित वाहतूक’
Dec 28, 2020

शहरांसाठी हवी ‘इंधनरहित वाहतूक’

भारतातही ‘स्मार्ट सिटीज् मिशन’, मेट्रो असे महत्त्वाकांक्षी प्रकल्प यशस्वी करायचे असतील तर तर पर्यावरणस्नेही इंधनरहित प्रवासावर लक्ष केंद्रित करणे गरजेचे आहे.

शहरे नक्की कशासाठी?
Feb 01, 2021

शहरे नक्की कशासाठी?

शहरे नक्की कशाने बनतात, कोण टिकवतात, कोण त्यात बिघाड निर्माण करतो आणि नेमकी चूक कुठे आहे, असे कितीतरी प्रश्न आजची परिस्थिती आपल्याला विचारते आहे.

समावेशक शहरांसाठी महिला केंद्रस्थानी हव्या
Jan 31, 2021

समावेशक शहरांसाठी महिला केंद्रस्थानी हव्या

शाश्वत शहरी विकासासाठी, झोपडपट्टीतील स्त्रियांसारख्या सर्वात दुर्बल समाजघटकास तातडीने सर्वाधिक प्राधान्य देण्याची निकड निर्माण झाली आहे.

स्वातंत्र्योत्तर नगर नियोजन आणि गांधीजी
Dec 16, 2020

स्वातंत्र्योत्तर नगर नियोजन आणि गांधीजी

गांधीजींच्या राजकीय अनुयायांनी गांधीविचारानुसार शहरांकडे दुर्लक्ष तर केलेच, पण त्यासोबत स्थानिक स्वराज्य संस्थांच्या सबलीकरणाची त्यांची शिकवणही नाकारली.

२०२१मध्ये हवीत ‘डोनट शहरे’
Dec 28, 2020

२०२१मध्ये हवीत ‘डोनट शहरे’

शाश्वत आर्थिक विकास साधू शकणारी शहरे तयार करणे, हे येत्या दशकतील सर्वात मोठे आव्हान असेल. त्यासाठी चक्रीय अर्थव्यवस्थेच्या ‘डोनट शहरां’ची निर्मिती होऊ शकते.