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The experimental city of Navi Mumbai was supposed to be an urban utopia, but instead has inherited Mumbai’s poverty, Urb.im reports.
Seven of the new cities would be ready by 2019, but critics worry that unelected CEO-mayors would favor corporations, Scroll.in reports.
The popularity of Mumbai’s car-free Sundays has motivated transportation advocates to promote other alternatives to vehicles, Urb.im reports.
A solar-powered public toilet block in a Mumbai suburb could be a model for similar facilities elsewhere in India that cannot afford electricity, Urb.im reports.
The NGO Kranti aims to develop the girls into “agents of social change,” according to Urb.im.
Partial street closures on Sunday mornings in Mumbai are a response to a sharp increase in car ownership that’s putting the squeeze on pedestrians, The City Fix reports.
A proposal to transform a historic part of Mumbai into a glitzy, neon-filled entertainment district prompted concerns about noise, parking and preservation, the New York Times reports.
A two-year project that mapped India’s shoreline will help the nation protect cities such as Mumbai and Chennai from coastal erosion, according to SciDev. Net.
As more ancestral homes in a historic section of Mumbai are sold to developers, preservationists seek to protect the remaining properties, the Financial Times reports.
A sleek new monorail system in congested Mumbai offers a cautionary tale on the pitfalls of urban planning, SmartPlanet reports.
India at ‘high risk’ for climate impact vulnerability