‘18 pacts signed with foreign nations/firms on city development’
March 31, 2018 1:32:52 am

Over the last 10 years, there have been around 18 major pacts signed by the government with the foreign firms/countries for development of cities under various schemes

Smart Buildings: ‘With growing tech advancement, real estate’s risk exposure also on the rise’
March 31, 2018 1:23:05 am

In what could be one of the most impressive tech trends in 2018, the convergence of blockchain and IoT may be one solution to combating cyber risks.

Real estate sector: Strengthening foundations of property technology
March 31, 2018 1:14:28 am

With the rise of innovation, data democratisation and our growing understanding of how technology can give birth to new opportunities, Proptech will improve business performance and enhance the end-user experience

maharashtra projects, Geographical Information System, maharashtra gis, indian express, Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority
March 24, 2018 7:21:20 am

NCR & MMR saw sales drop by 68% and 27% since 2013-14 as speculation has played havoc with the Indian real estate market, and the fallout of speculative activity in previous years is still being felt

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March 17, 2018 9:07:01 am

Three Indian cities — New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai — are among the cheapest cities in the world, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey, that named Singapore as the most expensive city.

Smart cities mission, competitive development, smart cities ranking, urban development, India news, Indian express news
March 17, 2018 2:46:57 am

Rankings are emerging as a tool to gauge urban development and ease of living, and that’s not a bad thing

Retail Space: Favourable policy shifts, entry of global players point to resurgence of shopping malls in India
March 10, 2018 3:18:23 am

Over the past few years, as the overall economy struggled, there was a drift of negativity about Indian shopping malls being able to sustain and were ‘going to be out of fashion’. As it was, quite a few badly-conceived and executed malls did fail.

Smart City Mission: Resonating with global climate themes
March 10, 2018 2:40:01 am

Panaji, Pune and Rajkot, which are among the 99 cities under the Smart City Mission, have been selected as finalists in 2017-18 edition of WWF’s OPCC due to plans in sectors such as energy, transport, housing and waste management

Reforms accelerating affordable housing finance growth momentum
February 17, 2018 3:42:51 am

The affordable housing segment is clearly on an uptrend. Growth in supply has been estimated to be 15 per cent in terms of launches in the last three months, as compared with the previous quarter.

Contemporary designs: A case for building modern architecture on traditional foundation
February 17, 2018 3:35:41 am

Modern architecture, uses industrially-produced materials (such as steel and concrete) that possess a low thermal resistance and require high energy intensity, thereby causing a considerable impact on the environment due to substantial energy consumption.

February 3, 2018 1:08:46 pm

Hasmukh Adhia said, "In GST, we will have to bring an e-way bill as well as the matching of invoices, which is the final thing which will help us in GST."

Subhash Chandra Garg, DEA secretary, economy, Budget 2018, Union Budget, fiscal consolidation, GDP, healthcare, MSP, Business news
February 3, 2018 3:42:18 am

DEA Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said the average fiscal deficit between 2009 and 2014 was 5.5 per cent and the government has brought it down sharply to 3.5 per cent of GDP this year.

January 30, 2018 9:12:54 am

Singapore is ever-greening itself. From being a city of gardens, it now aspires to be a “city in the garden”, from streetscape and skyrise greenery to parks within 400 metres of most homes.

January 20, 2018 3:12:07 am

The accelerated urbanisation and rampant migration of working population from different states have created a tremendous need for affordable housing in NCR — and the requirement keeps growing.

Hardip Puri, Cabinet Reshuffle, NDA, MoS Housing and Urban Affairs
January 20, 2018 3:31:42 am

The Centre has appointed a panel to develop framework for a comprehensive national policy for the first time, to focus on areas such as inclusive growth, infra finance system and robust urban information system.

January 13, 2018 1:30:23 am

Residential Market: 2,18,500 units sold last year in nine cities — Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad — against 2,63,500 units in 2016.

Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission, PMAY, Narendra Modi, AMRUT, HriDay, government schemes, Government funds
January 13, 2018 7:19:35 am

Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat are the biggest beneficiaries in terms of funds allocated for schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission and PMAY (Urban)

urban planning, cse, centre for science environment, urban sustainability, densely populated citiies, urban super blocks, city planning, indian express
January 13, 2018 9:15:33 am

Housing demand in the area is driven by techies working in nearby areas and its growth has also benefitted from saturation of the city’s core areas

January 6, 2018 1:10:27 am

‘An area which houses middle-class families will attract lot of unorganised retail outlets, while luxury destinations mostly juxtapose with high-end retail’

Ministry of housing and urban, liveability index, smart cities, India liveability index, india news, indian express news
January 6, 2018 1:06:26 am

8 per cent to 52 per cent  decline range recorded in launches in the 8 cities, mainly on account of implementation of real estate regulatory law RERA under which all ongoing and new projects have to be registered with the authority.