Habitat III: the biggest conference you’ve probably never heard of
More than 25,000 delegates will meet in Quito in October to set out a New Urban Agenda for the UN, to be implemented over the next 20 years
No fishing for eggs
Cycling v cyclist
Why do city authorities appease only the cyclist who pedals for recreation rather than support cycling as a means of transport?
Small cities win big on waste management
When it comes to managing their waste, small cities are showing the way through key policies and strict monitoring
India, not yet a safe country for cyclists
On World Bicycle Day (June 3), let's emphasise the fact that cycling as a mode of travel can only pick up in India only when the 'smart cities' …
Changing mobility patterns, rising chronic diseases
How do we make mobility planning “Healthier”? What does Delhi teach us?
Waste? I haven’t heard of anything like that
Waste is but an imaginary concept; a discarded shoe or a toothbrush is waste only as long as you think it as such
When water is no longer limitless
Day Zeroes are inevitable unless cities innovate, diversify supply sources and emphasise on the judicious use of water
Government announces names of first 20 smart cities
Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur top the list
Areas selected for smart city development are heat islands: study
The study has found that agriculture and irrigation are two dominant drivers of urban heat islands in India
World Cities Day: Climate change’s impact on major cities
Here are few of the major cities in the world that are fighting the dangers of climate change
The West must pay for its external water footprints: expert
Water-stressed developing nations are using significant amount of their water to grow food to be imported to the West
Integration of culture with urban strategies can make cities sustainable
Culture is what makes cities attractive and creative. Sans culture, cities are merely concrete and steel constructions prone to social and …
Rankings of cleanest Indian cities released; Modi’s Varanasi misses Top 10
Two cities from Gujarat—Surat and Rajkot—have made it to the list of the 10 cleanest cities
Tea garden workers celebrate Dehradun’s failure to make it to smart cities list
City residents say the smart city is proposed in an area with tea gardens which are home to rich biodiversity
India ranks third in the world in the LEED Green Building rankings
The rank can be a powerful tool in the country's efforts for the 100 Smart Cities initiative
`Bioregionalism could become a global movement'
French architect Didier Prost is an advocate of bioregionalism, which calls for a renewed focus on local people and knowledge to innovate for …
We can cut emissions in half by 2040 if we build smarter cities
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them
Smart city financing laden with trouble
Allocation of funds is not equitable even as local bodies face difficulties in generating money
Notes on 100 smart cities
The new government is on a techno-heavy mission to create modern cities. Does it have the vision it takes?
Urban development agenda 2015
So far, smart cities have been all talks and no action. Will 2015 be any different? A quick account of what Narendra Modi needs to fix to make …
What are smart cities?
Smart city may simply mean a place where a smart phone can run all the errands for you. But the Indian urban challenge is not as digital and way …
36 per cent cities to face water crisis by 2050
An estimated 400 million people currently live in cities with perennial water shortage. The number is slated to go up to 1 billion by 2050 due to …
Road Design: Why do Indian cities never get it right?
Even cities in developing countries like Sri Lanka have well-designed streets and roads which encourage walking and cycling
We need smart governance to make smart cities a success
The smart city scheme treats every city as a living laboratory. Indian cities are, however, not at a stage where they can sustain experimentation …