Sunday, Feb 05, 2023



Surat to host smart cities summit

April 15, 2022 4:04 am

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Mansukh Mandaviya, Darshana Jardosh, Gujarat BJP president C R Paatil, State Minister of Urban Development Vinod Moradiya and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant are among those who will attend the event.

Karnataka needs a new urbanisation policy, says economic survey report

March 11, 2022 9:27 pm

The report released on Friday suggests the state government revise the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and draft a new township act to facilitate large-scale development and to develop satellite towns.

Rapid urbanisation and poor land-use affected snail population, species diversity, shows study

February 16, 2022 7:28 am

Many native snails, which were once commonly spotted in rivers of Pune, have been replaced by invasive species as recorded from the samples collected.

Lessons from Bengaluru on how to reclaim our water bodies

June 23, 2019 6:00 am

The revival of lakes and tanks is bringing water back into the public realm.

China's urbanisation rate reached 58.5 per cent by end of 2017: Report

February 05, 2018 7:39 am

China has been expanding its cities rapidly and building new urbanised centres in rural regions in a bid to modernise its countryside and address wide income disparities. Urbanisation is also a key part of its strategy to boost domestic demand.

How to build the new city

May 19, 2017 12:24 am

Rapid urbanisation brings with it enormous challenges. The Modi government has framed the agenda to meet them

Cities at crossroads: Why cities matter

February 17, 2016 12:05 am

Public service delivery improved only in cities where state governments provided an enabling environment for innovation and better governance.

Population Explosion: The City Dream

June 27, 2015 6:36 am

By 2025, 69 metropolitan cities in India are expected to have 78% of the urban population.

Vision and the city

April 06, 2015 12:12 am

Our engagement with cities must not be only about problem solving.

Housing For All: How do we do it ?

March 21, 2015 2:30 am

The urban housing shortage is around 18.78 mn dwelling units for the 12th Plan period.


How urban population is rising globally: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Ahead of World Cities Day on October 31, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that, “such rapid urbanisation can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters”.