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  • 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.

  • Kerala floods: Assess damage before moving back to your home Aug 27, 2018 08:51 AM IST

    Kerala floods: Assess damage before moving back to your home

    Architects, urban planners and environmentalists suggest that as Kerala starts rebuilding homes and infrastructure, it needs to seriously look at preserving its environment.

  • Over 140 cities have applied for credit rating with SEBI, have potential to raise municipal bonds Apr 03, 2018 05:08 PM IST

    Over 140 cities have applied for credit rating with SEBI, have potential to raise municipal bonds

    As much as Rs 25 crore can be raised annually through advertising fees by municipal bodies of metropolitan cities of India

  • NBCC diversifies into roads construction, bags Rs 2,000-cr Uttarakhand project Mar 19, 2018 01:15 PM IST

    NBCC diversifies into roads construction, bags Rs 2,000-cr Uttarakhand project

    Receives contract to build 50 km four-lane highway in Uttarakhand

  • With urbanisation, police should develop innovative skills to meet challenges: HC Nov 18, 2017 10:18 AM IST

    With urbanisation, police should develop innovative skills to meet challenges: HC

    The remarks were made by a division bench of Justices S C Dharmadhikari and Bharati Dhanger while hearing a petition filed by a man here after the police reportedly failed to find his daughter who has been missing ever since her husband committed suicide in 2014.

  • India needs USD 20 trillion by 2040 to boost infrastructure Apr 13, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    India needs USD 20 trillion by 2040 to boost infrastructure

    Noting that more than 70 per cent of the population will move to urban areas by 2040, Ashish Kumar Singh, the Public Works Department‘s (PWD‘s) principal secretary, said that “This will require investment to &#82

  • Consumption story set to treble to $4 trillion by 2025: Report Mar 21, 2017 03:49 PM IST

    Consumption story set to treble to $4 trillion by 2025: Report

    A nominal year-on-year expenditure growth of 12 per cent in the country is more than double the anticipated global rate of 5 per cent and will make the country the third-largest consumer market by 2025 at USD 4 trillion, says a BCG report.

  • Decentralisation needed for developing good cities: Mahindra Mar 03, 2017 07:44 AM IST

    Decentralisation needed for developing good cities: Mahindra

    "The process of better urbanisation has just began and it could be done with better planning and legislation on the back of good technology and public transportation." On the rapid urbanisation in India, he said the country would do more urbanisation in the next five years than it did in 5000 years.

  • Centre frames new Transit-Oriented Development policy Feb 27, 2017 04:00 PM IST

    Centre frames new Transit-Oriented Development policy

    The centre has formulated a National Transit-Oriented Development Policy and will discuss the same with states and union territories (UTs), at a national workshop on urban development on February 28, 2017, according to an &#82

  • Government‘s urban plan aims to reduce water, power use by half Oct 05, 2016 12:31 PM IST

    Government‘s urban plan aims to reduce water, power use by half

    India’s future strategy for urban development intends to tap into the potential of rapid urbanisation for economic development, while at the same time addressing issues of sustainable development and climate change, announced Housing and &#82

  • BRICS conference on urban transition to begin on Wednesday Sep 12, 2016 10:24 PM IST

    BRICS conference on urban transition to begin on Wednesday

    Ministers and experts from BRICS countries will discuss the transition and challenges they face in urbanisation during a three-day conference which will begin on Wednesday in Visakhapatnam.

  • Transit-oriented development: Making affordable destinations accessible Aug 17, 2016 11:18 AM IST

    Transit-oriented development: Making affordable destinations accessible

    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 &#82

  • Green homes: Profitable in the long run Aug 08, 2016 12:06 PM IST

    Green homes: Profitable in the long run

    Cutting pollution and reducing dependency on natural resources are important, to promote green living. The first step towards green living and ensuring that we do not exploit our natural resources, begins at home. “India &#82

  • Smart cities: What‘s in it for the aam aadmi? Aug 04, 2016 12:19 PM IST

    Smart cities: What‘s in it for the aam aadmi?

    The government recently announced two lists of 20 and 13 cities that have been selected for its ‘Smart Cities Mission‘, out of the 98 that were shortlisted. While it is hoped that these smart cities &#82

  • 60% Indians to live in cities by 2050 Jul 29, 2016 02:05 PM IST

    60% Indians to live in cities by 2050

    About 60% of the population of the country will live in cities by 2050, as India’s rate of urbanisation is ‘dramatic‘, stated minister of state for urban development Rao Inderjit Singh. As per the &#82

  • Transit-oriented development: The Pune case study Jul 28, 2016 04:19 PM IST

    Transit-oriented development: The Pune case study

    All over the world, cities are facing the challenge of uncontrolled urbanisation. According to the United Nations, 54% of the population across the world today, resides in urban areas, and that this figure will &#82

  • India unlikely to see many new cities, says Bibek Debroy Jul 21, 2016 01:12 PM IST

    India unlikely to see many new cities, says Bibek Debroy

    Debroy was of the view that almost half of the increase in urbanisation between 2001 and 2011, is in census towns, which raises governance problems of their own.

  • Agri productivity, urbanisation to drive rural India: Report Jun 13, 2016 05:48 PM IST

    Agri productivity, urbanisation to drive rural India: Report

    Boosting agricultural productivity, diversifying sources of income and urbanisation may help drive the growth of rural India over the coming years, says a report by Goldman Sachs.

  • Urban housing demand expected to grow 15 mn units by 2019 Nov 19, 2015 04:35 PM IST

    Urban housing demand expected to grow 15 mn units by 2019

    The report cites that top eight cities – Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, NCR – will contribute nearly 3.4 million units in next four years.

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