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Latest Articles in urban development

All Shopping Centres Need To Be Pedestrianised

Upmarket shopping malls serve a very limited section of our society. Variations of traditional shopping bazaars with their overlapping of mixed uses would more effectively serve the needs of city residents

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Elusive Smart Cities

The 'smart cities' plan raises questions whether the government can raise hundreds of billions of dollars to pursue its ambitions, and if it's serious about tackling squalid conditions in many parts of India's major urban centres

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Centre Clears $210 Million World Bank Loan Proposal For Jharkhand

The proposed World Bank funding, with a state government commitment of $90 million, will address to some extent the huge investment requirements of the state in developing urban infrastructure

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After Chennai Deluge, India Must Rethink Urban Development

If climate change is indeed the culprit, then the Chennai floods should come as a severe warning to authorities since there could be many more such episodes in the near future across the country

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Housing For All: An Uphill Battle

Housing in India is a growing concern, not just for citizens but also for planners. Little wonder that Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched upon the subject in his very first address to the Lok Sabha after taking charge — he spoke about the need for all stakeholders to pitch in to ensure housing for all by 2022.

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