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Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

Can China’s ‘new urban strategy’ save its cities from the looming climate crisis?
Jul 21, 2021

Can China’s ‘new urban strategy’ save its cities from the looming climate crisis?

China will need to be more specific in spelling out its climate plans.

Can smart cities solve our urbanisation problems?
Aug 18, 2016

Can smart cities solve our urbanisation problems?

Are smart cities the panacea for the increasing urbanisation problems in India? Question asked the Modi government is speeding up its smart city mission.

Can urbanisation be the panacea for India’s caste issues?
Apr 11, 2019

Can urbanisation be the panacea for India’s caste issues?

The process of urbanisation — if carried out in a planned, sustainable and inclusive manner — can potentially help India mitigate the impact of th

Can we reverse migratory flows to urban centres?
Nov 20, 2013

Can we reverse migratory flows to urban centres?

In China, villages have the same facilities in housing, water, drainage, medical care as in towns. If the government of India wishes to reduce the migratory flows, then each village has to be transformed to a small town ? at least in infrastructure.

Census 2021: Likely confirmation of past urbanisation trends
Aug 03, 2020

Census 2021: Likely confirmation of past urbanisation trends

How do states rank in 2021 in terms of urbanisation? What impact does reverse migration on account of COVID-19 have on demography and economy?

Challenges of urbanisation in Africa
Jun 13, 2019

Challenges of urbanisation in Africa

If Africa’s development is handled wisely, it can bring about unprecedented transformation in the continent.

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.

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.

Citizen empowerment in urban local bodies
Oct 19, 2020

Citizen empowerment in urban local bodies

Unlike the ‘area sabha’ of the Nagar Raj Bill, the decisions of the ‘jan sabha’ were to be binding on the wards committee in regard to local w

COVID19: A wake-up call for urban social protection in India
Mar 20, 2020

COVID19: A wake-up call for urban social protection in India

Having an urban welfare strategy in place would have allowed the government to act immediately to support workers affected by the coronavirus shock. U

Creating new urban centralities: The way ahead for Mumbai in 2021
Dec 22, 2020

Creating new urban centralities: The way ahead for Mumbai in 2021

Mumbai must spearhead the positioning of India as the third economic superpower, in between the forecasted East/West civilisation confrontation.

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.

Death and the city: Rethinking urban spaces for the deceased
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

Developing the architecture for urban transportation in India
Aug 13, 2018

Developing the architecture for urban transportation in India

Development of a proper and efficient transport network is a science in itself, but the least understood.

Did urban issues resonate in the 2019 polls?
May 20, 2019

Did urban issues resonate in the 2019 polls?

What is missing in most manifestos is a coherent and comprehensive vision backed by a workable strategy to address the challenges that India’s growi

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

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".

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas
Jan 25, 2023

Energy Transition Through Waste-to-Energy Projects in Peri-Urban and Rural Areas

Waste-to-energy projects in India have historically been city-centric. As cities are well-served by LPG and CNG distribution systems, the Bio-CNG produced has to be used for either fuelling urban public transport, or moved to rural areas at considerable cost. Distributed production and distribution of compressed biogas (CBG) from municipal organic waste in rural and peri-urban areas could be a cheaper option for local consumers. Such prod

Enhancing Access to Urban Climate Finance: Learnings from Four Cities in India
May 22, 2024

Enhancing Access to Urban Climate Finance: Learnings from Four Cities in India

This brief discusses the challenges faced by urban local bodies (ULBs) in India in accessing urban climate finance (UCF), and proposes solutions based on successful strategies used by some of them. The hurdles include institutional barriers and limited capacity. The brief finds that ULBs that have met with success in accessing UCF overcame the obstacles through early sensitisation programmes and global network connections. It offers plausible sol

Enhancing urban youth participation in Indian democracy: Significance and pathways
Jul 04, 2023

Enhancing urban youth participation in Indian democracy: Significance and pathways

India must unleash its youth power to strengthen its core democratic principles by prioritising their enhanced participation in politics and democracy

Financially empowering urban local bodies to get India’s cities up and running
Jun 14, 2018

Financially empowering urban local bodies to get India’s cities up and running

The role of the State Finance Commissions between States and local bodies is supposed to mimic the role of Finance Commissions between the Centre and

Frailty in the concrete jungle: Why are the urban poor more vulnerable to multimorbidities?
Jun 26, 2023

Frailty in the concrete jungle: Why are the urban poor more vulnerable to multimorbidities?

Low-income groups are more susceptible to multimorbidities due to unequal access to healthcare in urban areas

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

Global urbanisation experiences
Nov 08, 2011

Global urbanisation experiences

Growing urbanisation and its resultant problems and issues have drawn the attention of international organisations, national governments and the civil society. The United Nations (2012) has reported that while "unprecedented increase in urban population will provide new opportunities to improve education and public services in Africa and Asia,...

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai
Jun 20, 2013

Governance, Citizens and New Civil Society in Contemporary Urban India: Lessons from Mumbai

The 2011 anti-corruption movement in India—characterised by a huge trust deficit in the political class—was the culmination of several such localised movements that marked the birth of a new civil society in contemporary urban India. This paper studies the profusion of middle-class-led associations in Mumbai fighting for good governance, and their increased political mobilisation in the city. It argues that a new civil society bypasses electe

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation
Feb 01, 2024

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation

Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide benefits such as flood control, water purification, and biodiversity conservation. In India, however, wetlands are threatened by pollution, encroachment, and rampant real estate development. This brief assesses the East Kolkata Wetlands to illustrate the challenges of preserving urban wetlands in India. It also presents recommendations to establish more comprehensive wetlands management and conservat

Guiding peri-urban transformation
Feb 07, 2022

Guiding peri-urban transformation

The rapid urbanisation of peri-urban areas across India requires targeted and planned intervention to allow cities to grow in a sustainable manner

Hastening rural to urban migration: A national imperative
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

How 'urban' is India's urbanisation?
Oct 06, 2016

How 'urban' is India's urbanisation?

Urban India is mimicking the social and cultural structures of inequality thereby also creating fault lines for future conflicts

How is urban poverty different from rural?
Nov 25, 2020

How is urban poverty different from rural?

The past practice of seeing all poverty in a rural light and applying rural solutions in urban conditions will not yield the expected results.