A push for 100 ‘smart’ cities is neglecting needs for basic services and putting India’s poorest at risk of eviction, a report says.
Patralekha Chatterjee August 21, 2017
The ridesharing service is putting more money in the pockets of drivers and inspiring them to open what is often their first bank accounts.
Flavie Halais July 13, 2016

The professor’s research revealed that pedestrians need better protection from freight trucks and motorbikes, Meeting of the Minds says.

June 14, 2016

Urbanization is fueling soaring temperatures in parts of India that are prompting more villagers to relocate to cities, the Independent and news. report.

June 2, 2016
A Delhi-based campaign aims to engage society's most neglected people through art.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 29, 2016

E. Sreedharan tells Swarajya that cities with populations over 2 million need metro systems run by technocrats. 

April 4, 2016
India's street food vendors are mobilizing festivals and hygiene training programs in an attempt to win over policymakers and consumers.
Carlin Carr March 25, 2016

More than 100 of the coin-operated, self-cleaning toilets are available across Chennai, the Times of India reports.

March 1, 2016
Delhi hosted its second Habitat III Urban Thinkers Campus, this time focusing on sanitation and safety.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 26, 2016

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says basics like sewage treatment must be improved before ambitious ‘smart’ cities plans can be realized, the Economic Times reports. 

February 19, 2016

Street sellers, waste pickers and other informal workers deserve more recognition in city planning, Martha Chen writes in a blog post for the World Bank. 

February 11, 2016
When disaster struck, social media and a Google spreadsheet became essential tools for organizing community help.
Patralekha Chatterjee January 21, 2016

Street hawkers in India’s capital fear a repeat of earlier rules that imposed heavy fines and limited outdoor cooking, Al Jazeera reports. 

January 14, 2016

Air purifiers and protective masks are de rigueur for residents of cities where hazardous smog is common, the New York Times reports. 

January 6, 2016

The philanthropy will oversee a groundbreaking contest in which Indian cities compete for infrastructure funding, the Economic Times reports.  

January 4, 2016

A scheme to clean the air by banning half the city’s drivers each day has not been vetted, Dinesh Mohan writes in the Indian Express.

December 27, 2015

A third of India’s urban population would be impacted by plans for 100 ‘smart’ cities, the Centre for Internet and Society says.

December 23, 2015
What began as a website where women could report incidents of sexual violence is now reaching for a deeper social impact.
Carlin Carr December 17, 2015

The Indian capital will impose restrictions on cars and trucks, shutter some coal plants and expand bus service, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

December 14, 2015

Unchecked development and lack of drainage  are among the reasons why heavy rains in this coastal city were so deadly, IBNLive reports. 

December 9, 2015
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