Illegal garbage dumping along the roads in and around cities and villages today is an indicator of two things happening simultaneously. First is that the waste collection system established by the local municipal body or the grampanchayat is not efficient and second, is that people......

The Planning Studio in Goa happened mid February and since then my brain is processing two important pieces of information. One, is the Communidade Code of Land management in Goa’s villages and Second, the Tragedy of Commons. The Tragedy of Commons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons, for more information),......

In 2012, citizens of Pune will elect a panel of corporators who will become their official elected representatives in the Standing Committee of Pune Municipal Corporation. Currently, quoting directly from a friend’s email, there are 144 electoral wards in Pune. So there will be 144......

A conference on Sustainable Cities was concluded today, June 18, 2013, at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute for Environment, Education and Research, a joint initiative between BVIEER and The Urban Team of ICRIER (www.icrier.org) headed by Dr Mrs. Isher Judge Ahluwalia. As a part of this seminar,......

Till as late as the turn of this century, Central governments in India did not have cities and urban development on their priority. Urban Development was largely left to State Governments to deal with. State Governments pumped some money into urban infrastructure projects, but till......

What will it take for us to see a transformation in our cities? The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and Hon. Minister Shri. Venkaiah Naidu grapple with this same question everyday. Any number of recommending guidelines, central government investments and even Training do not seem......