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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 and Regional Development Initiatives in India
Aug 05, 2008

Urban and Regional Development Initiatives in India

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) India-China Centre (Kolkata) in association with the University of Calcutta, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (Kolkata), and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, supported a seminar on Urban Experiences: India, China and the Chinese Indians. The seminar was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kolkata on August 5, 2008 at the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, Calc

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities
May 04, 2020

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities

High-density urban agglomerations may be sustainable in terms of the economies of scale their populations provide. Yet, as proven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these same urban spaces are nearly defenceless in times of unprecedented disease outbreaks. A pandemic poses many risks to the millions who live in dense megacities, whether in wealthy countries or developing ones. The sheer density of the population of these cities provides an ideal e

Urban development authorities as property developers
Jun 01, 2019

Urban development authorities as property developers

While it is expected that urban development authorities will deal in land and use its planning powers and land bank to raise resources, turning into a

Urban development in Delhi & Rajasthan: Some progress, large disparities
Nov 30, 2013

Urban development in Delhi & Rajasthan: Some progress, large disparities

As Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram go through the process of Assembly elections, ORF Urban Policy research team looks at development patterns in these States. Here is a preview of "Book of Charts", covering Delhi and Rajasthan, on the status and developments in such important areas as employment, education and infrastructure, etc.

Urban development needs more attention, says Jagmohan
May 15, 2009

Urban development needs more attention, says Jagmohan

Jagmohan's address to the ORF faculty included a discussion on six important topics, namely slums and illegal constructions, human settlement patterns, culturally significant towns, cities and climate change, pattern of governance after the enactment of the Constitution (seventy-fourth amendment) Act, and resource mobilisation for city development

Urban expansion in Northeast India: A case study of Guwahati, Assam
Jun 19, 2023

Urban expansion in Northeast India: A case study of Guwahati, Assam

The expansion of Guwahati, Northeast India’s largest city, has sparked discontent among multiple tribal groups in Assam

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 India’s Parking Woes: An Overview
Mar 14, 2024

Urban India’s Parking Woes: An Overview

Vehicular congestion and insufficient parking facilities are significant emerging challenges for India’s mega and metropolitan cities, severely impairing mobility. Although curtailed by constitutional mandates, many Indian cities are seeking to resolve the issue through parking policies, focusing on regulations, pricing as a management tool, new technologies, and off-street parking provisions. This brief assesses the parking policies of Ahmedab

Urban infrastructure is under siege
Apr 14, 2010

Urban infrastructure is under siege

A country's development is judged by visitors from the general atmosphere and ambience of its big cities and not by the number of five star hotels and their posh lobbies

Urban local bodies and bus rapid transit systems
Sep 13, 2019

Urban local bodies and bus rapid transit systems

The BRTS falls between two stools. It monopolises rare road space and heavily congests non-BRTS lanes.

Urban local bodies, municipal bonds and due diligence
Sep 03, 2019

Urban local bodies, municipal bonds and due diligence

Contract clauses of penalties and liquidated damages are bound to be pressed, leading to arbitration and legal battles.

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  

Urban population: Challenges before policy-makers
Mar 15, 2013

Urban population: Challenges before policy-makers

ORF and GIZ, Germany, have jointly initiated an Urban Workshop Series 2013 to facilitate interaction among key national and international stakeholders and offer and discuss critical inputs that are urgently needed for effective policy-making in India and other emerging economies.

Urban Rental Housing in India: Towards ‘Housing For All’
Dec 08, 2020

Urban Rental Housing in India: Towards ‘Housing For All’

Indian cities have long struggled with the challenge of inadequate housing amidst rapid urbanisation and worsening urban poverty. Government policies have failed to fill the gap, focused as they are on ownership housing alone and neglecting rental housing. The 2015 draft National Urban Rental Housing Policy and 2019 draft Model Tenancy Act aim to rectify this situation. For these policies to be successful, however—and for India to realise its g

Urban resilience: Why should we pay more attention?
Apr 08, 2019

Urban resilience: Why should we pay more attention?

The need and desire for urban resilience is firmly established. It is time for actual actions.

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

Urban youth are seeking jobs abroad
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

Urbanisation and coastal development: From confrontation to consultation
Jun 07, 2022

Urbanisation and coastal development: From confrontation to consultation

A more holistic approach needs to be adopted, keeping the aspirations and apprehensions of the local communities in mind while employing sustainable u

Urbanisation and the need for new settlements
May 07, 2013

Urbanisation and the need for new settlements

A striking feature of India's urbanisation is the phenomenal size of population of some urban centres. As per Census 2011, there are 53 cities/urban agglomerations in the country that have recorded a population of more than a million. In some of these centres, the population is as high as 18.4 million.

Urbanisation in China in the Light of the Latest Census
Jun 06, 2011

Urbanisation in China in the Light of the Latest Census

With its transition from a middle income to a developed country, China is facing several challenges. Inconsistent and changing categories of administrative divisions create problems in the governance of urban centres.

Urbanisation in China: Challenges and the Way Ahead
Aug 23, 2023

Urbanisation in China: Challenges and the Way Ahead

Urbanisation in China is taking place at an unprecedented level and is set to continue over the next decade. This is likely to present many challenges not just for policy makers but for the economy and society as well. This Paper tries and understands the ongoing process of urbanization, the impacts produced and the way that lies ahead.

Urbanisation of pandemics
May 01, 2020

Urbanisation of pandemics

The urban nature of the pandemic becomes clearer when we consider the megacities and the large Indian cities.

#Urban Affairs: भारतीय शहरों में घेराबंद समाज का उदय!
Jul 30, 2022

#Urban Affairs: भारतीय शहरों में घेराबंद समाज का उदय!

शहरी सेंटर द्वारा उच्चतम गुणवत्ता युक्त जीवन प्रदान कर प

#Urban Affairs: भारतीय शहरों में घेराबंद समाज का उदय!
Jul 30, 2022

#Urban Affairs: भारतीय शहरों में घेराबंद समाज का उदय!

शहरी सेंटर द्वारा उच्चतम गुणवत्ता युक्त जीवन प्रदान कर प

#Urban Policy: नगर निगमों का विलय; कितना अच्छा, कितना बुरा?
Jul 02, 2022

#Urban Policy: नगर निगमों का विलय; कितना अच्छा, कितना बुरा?

मेगासिटी में बेहतर तरीक़े से काम करने के लिए अलग अलग टुकड�

#Urban Policy: नगर निगमों का विलय; कितना अच्छा, कितना बुरा?
Jul 02, 2022

#Urban Policy: नगर निगमों का विलय; कितना अच्छा, कितना बुरा?

मेगासिटी में बेहतर तरीक़े से काम करने के लिए अलग अलग टुकड�

#UrbanPlanning: क्या दो नगर निकायों को जोड़कर एक नगर निगम बनाना सही है?
Sep 07, 2022

#UrbanPlanning: क्या दो नगर निकायों को जोड़कर एक नगर निगम बनाना सही है?

नगर पालिकाओं (Municipalities) की संख्या कम करने से प्रतिस्पर्द्धा �

#UrbanPlanning: क्या दो नगर निकायों को जोड़कर एक नगर निगम बनाना सही है?
Sep 07, 2022

#UrbanPlanning: क्या दो नगर निकायों को जोड़कर एक नगर निगम बनाना सही है?

नगर पालिकाओं (Municipalities) की संख्या कम करने से प्रतिस्पर्द्धा �

'Smart City' "no substitute to developing urban infrastructure"
Sep 21, 2016

'Smart City' "no substitute to developing urban infrastructure"

There is a need for a threadbare analysis of smart city model in the Indian context to build urban infrastructure.

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

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

AAP's arrival signals urban discourse in politics
Dec 10, 2013

AAP's arrival signals urban discourse in politics

There has clearly been a Modi effect in the assembly polls, but but whether or not there is a Modi wave in 2014 will depend on just how the BJP uses the momentum it has now gathered. And the stunning performance of AAP in Delhi signals the arrival of the urban discourse into national politics and the breakdown of identity politics of yore.

Addressing inequities for balanced urban development of Delhi
Apr 20, 2011

Addressing inequities for balanced urban development of Delhi

A select group of urban sector professionals in the government and the civil society acknowledge that the problems of inequity observed in almost all Indian towns and cities could be overcome by adopting a balanced and participatory approach to urban development.

Affordable rental housing for the urban seasonal migrants in India
Oct 05, 2020

Affordable rental housing for the urban seasonal migrants in India

While there exists a weak and broken ecosystem of affordable rental housing, there is no ecosystem for seasonal urban migrants.