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  • Gentrifying factory belts: Everything you wanted to know about Delhi’s luxury housing projects on mill lands Jun 21, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    Gentrifying factory belts: Everything you wanted to know about Delhi’s luxury housing projects on mill lands

    Several industrial areas and mill lands in the Capital have given way to premium residential projects. Developers say affordable housing can come up and reduce migration to NCR towns, provided conversion charges are reduced and infrastructure is improved

  • Facilitate Tier 2 and 3 cities to take on the mantle in the future: Niti Aayog-ADB report May 20, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    Facilitate Tier 2 and 3 cities to take on the mantle in the future: Niti Aayog-ADB report

    It notes that land acquisition is a challenge and that there is a need to explore alternative models for land acquisition and assembly and consider relaxation of building bye-laws that may be constraining the supply of land.

  • Centre sets up expert panel to train 5000 urban planners in the next five years  May 05, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    Centre sets up expert panel to train 5000 urban planners in the next five years 

    British architect Edwin Lutyens may have been riding an elephant as he surveyed what is today’s Central Delhi, but modern-day urban planners need to be well versed in satellite imagery, use drone technology for more precise city planning and be aware of climate change issues.

  • Every lake has a story Apr 24, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    Every lake has a story

    Lakes are in distress in urban India. With the demand for real estate skyrocketing and the groundwater table touching new lows, many good samaritans are fighting to give a new lease of life to these fast disappearing water bodies. 

  • How can India urbanise when planners are in short supply? Mar 03, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    How can India urbanise when planners are in short supply?

    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

  • Let’s build resilient urban centres with data-driven governance Feb 18, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Let’s build resilient urban centres with data-driven governance

    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 

  • Budget 2022 | FM aims for land record digitisation, focuses on urban settlements near transit systems Feb 01, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    Budget 2022 | FM aims for land record digitisation, focuses on urban settlements near transit systems

    Urban planning cannot continue with a business-as-usual approach; paradigm change needed: FM

  • 65% of 7,933 urban settlements do not have any master plan: Niti Aayog report Sep 16, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    65% of 7,933 urban settlements do not have any master plan: Niti Aayog report

    It recommends that every city must aspire to become a Healthy city for all by 2030 and suggests a central sector scheme, 500 Healthy Cities Programme, for a period of five years

  • Niti Aayog Vice Chairman emphasises need to reduce carbon footprint in urbanisation Sep 16, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    Niti Aayog Vice Chairman emphasises need to reduce carbon footprint in urbanisation

    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.

  • Draft Delhi Master Plan-2041 falls short of making the capital an inclusive city Aug 19, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Draft Delhi Master Plan-2041 falls short of making the capital an inclusive city

    The master plan needs to address the diversity of the informal sector and the requirements of subsistence urban workers. it is imperative to rephrase its vision to "a sustainable, inclusive, liveable and vibrant Delhi"

  • As China boomed, it didn’t take climate change into account. Now it must. Jul 27, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    As China boomed, it didn’t take climate change into account. Now it must.

    The flooding of cities across China in recent years is “a general manifestation of urban problems” in the country

  • Draft Master Plan of Delhi 2041: Can Delhi emulate the global concept of 24x7 city? Jul 27, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    Draft Master Plan of Delhi 2041: Can Delhi emulate the global concept of 24x7 city?

    London, New York, Amsterdam and Melbourne all have thriving night-time economies. For the model to be successful in Delhi, several aspects including safety, connectivity and transportation, acceptance by the local population and above all project viability will have to considered

  • World Bicycle Day: Over 100 cities register for Cycle4Change challenge Jun 03, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    World Bicycle Day: Over 100 cities register for Cycle4Change challenge

    The India Cycles4Change challenge was launched last year under the Smart Cities Mission by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on June 25.

  • Why Steel stocks are shining: Growing demand, production curbs & other factors May 31, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Why Steel stocks are shining: Growing demand, production curbs & other factors

    The steel prices may have come off from all time highs, but experts / S&P Global Platt's forecast that steel will stay supported on back of growing demand and production curbs.

  • Draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041 ready, to be implemented after 2021 plan ceases: DDA Mar 26, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    Draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041 ready, to be implemented after 2021 plan ceases: DDA

    MPD-2041 plan will be a GIS-based Master Plan in which critical concepts of development are being incorporated for implementation, DDA said

  • Mumbai Rising: Real estate company Birla Estates’ public art initiative to give Worli an artistic lift Mar 19, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    Mumbai Rising: Real estate company Birla Estates’ public art initiative to give Worli an artistic lift

    The theme of the initiative is Mumbai Rising. The idea is to depict the city's growth from seven separate islands to one of the world’s largest cities

  • Tata Capital's PE fund raises Rs 1,250 crore to invest in urbanisation, manufacturing Jan 18, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Tata Capital's PE fund raises Rs 1,250 crore to invest in urbanisation, manufacturing

    The fund has both newer and existing investors, which include global and European fund of funds, Japanese institutions and a leading Asian development finance institution, a statement said.

  • Digging Deeper | How sustainable are India's urban engines? Jul 18, 2019 08:01 PM IST

    Digging Deeper | How sustainable are India's urban engines?

    What constitutes urban growth? Is it synonymous with development? Sustainability? Beyond the headlines, how do the denizens of fast growing cities cope?

  • Not going to stop at 100 smart cities: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 27, 2019 10:06 AM IST

    Not going to stop at 100 smart cities: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Money spent on urban rejuvenation by the Modi government since 2015 stands at around Rs 8.6 lakh crore, or 6 times more than the amount spent under 10 years of the UPA government, says Housing and Urban Affairs Minister.

  • Delhi's Master Plan 2041 to focus on greater citizen engagement and quality public transport Feb 22, 2019 08:47 PM IST

    Delhi's Master Plan 2041 to focus on greater citizen engagement and quality public transport

    Master Plan for Delhi 2041 is expected to take care of the Capital's needs for the next 20 years starting 2021.

  • A look at role of international collaborations in real estate sector Feb 21, 2019 12:45 PM IST

    A look at role of international collaborations in real estate sector

    India's increasing demand for housing presents foreign developers with the opportunity of penetrating domestic markets through partnerships with local brands.

  • Need to upgrade technological infrastructure to tackle natural disasters: Hardeep Singh Puri Oct 12, 2018 08:53 AM IST

    Need to upgrade technological infrastructure to tackle natural disasters: Hardeep Singh Puri

    He also said that the response of the integrated command and control centres set up in smart cities would be qualitatively superior during emergency situations.

  • Smart cities can be successful only if they are accepted by citizens: Rajasthan chief secretary Sep 28, 2018 10:03 PM IST

    Smart cities can be successful only if they are accepted by citizens: Rajasthan chief secretary

    The core objective of a smart city is to build a city solely for its people and ease their lives

  • Centre planning to hold workshop on urban flooding Sep 13, 2018 06:21 PM IST

    Centre planning to hold workshop on urban flooding

    The interaction being planned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in October will have experts deliberating on how cities that face floods should equip themselves to deal with the challenge.

  • DDA finally approves land pooling policy Sep 07, 2018 03:23 PM IST

    DDA finally approves land pooling policy

    Urban experts say the measure of success of the land pooling policy would depend on the 'intent, ability and pace' of operationalisation

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