Women have been told time and again that walking alone on the streets is dangerous. Even in modern metropolitan cities in India, women lack safety
"First, we need to strengthen urban planning ecosystem in states. Secondly, private sector expertise needs to be used in urban planning. Thirdly, we need to develop centres of excellence to take urban planning to a new level."
Central government is pushing to municipalities to use bonds but experts feel municipalities needs to win the trust of the market first.
A clear economic vision, centralised authority and ease of operations are reasons why some global cities have a thriving night economy
Jose Dominic, the brains behind the revival of Jew Town in Kochi, on converting the tiny pocket into a tourist hotspot that reflects the culture and flavour of its Jewish history.
Addressing a CII conference on real estate, the secretary said that affordable housing would come up in urban areas, and it is the responsibility for industry and urban planners to ensure that the development of low-cost homes happens in an organised manner.
Since the urban local bodies play a decisive role in planning, provision, and delivery of services, the digital infrastructure created under the Smart Cities Mission should be handed over to them
Are cities in India prepared for the impacts of Climate Change?
Even as the government acknowledges the shortage of urban planners to meet the needs of a rapidly urbanising India, an immediate start to the diagnostic study of urbanisation is critical
With the smart city swing causing the integration of data in urban management, a promising approach being adopted is data-driven governance — one where data is leveraged in the planning, management, and decision-making aspects of governance
Releasing a report on 'Reforms In Urban Planning', Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said there is a compelling need to plug the gaps in urban-planning capacity in the country.
Some of the most posh streets in Mumbai are named after personalities like Balasaheb Gangadher Kher, Naushad Ali, and Balasaheb Deoras, among others. Here's a look at these leaders' contributions, and why these particular streets (and neighbourhoods) are named after them.
A national push to build urban parks is transforming Chinese cities, as the country tries to improve the quality of daily life.
India needs to create a city the size of Chicago every year for the next 10 years to meet its GDP and urbanisation goals.
The MoU will facilitate government agencies to tap into the expertise of Singaporean agencies in areas of urban development and management.
The web of interconnected lanes in the densely populated cities makes travelling faster, CSE executive director Roychowdhury said.
Delhi has slipped two places to rank ninth, while Thiruvananthapuram has retained its number one position in the annual city governance ranking, according to a survey released on February 28, 2017, which evaluated 21 R
Urban development minister, M Venkaiah Naidu on February 7, 2017, said that the government‘s â€˜Smart Cities‘ mission, has brought about a paradigm shift, wherein cities approach the challenges differently, rather than doing different things. R
Urbanisation in India, is increasing at a rapid pace. It is estimated that by 2030, over 40% of Indians will live in cities, accounting for a population of 600 million people. Consequently, it is R
According to a report, ‘Earthquake hazard zoning maps’, by the Building Materials Technology Promotion Council (BMPTC), as many as 95% households in the country are vulnerable to earthquakes. The BMPTC is a government-sponsored body, R
It was a noisy morning in Bengaluru, when numerous senior citizens stormed into the office of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the administrative office responsible for civic and infrastructural assets of the Greater R
Rapid urbanisation and migration of rural workforce in search of jobs, have led to increasing pressure on infrastructure and transportation in urban centres. Consequently, the debate now is whether transit-oriented development (TOD) can solve R
According to data collected by cab aggregator Ola, Kolkata and Bengaluru were among the slowest with average speeds of 17km/hr and 18 km/hr, respectively.
Mindteck (India) Limited (BSE: MINDTECK), a global technology company, will demonstrate its smart parking solution at the 27th November ...