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How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
Since Ahmedabad developed a pioneering Heat Action Plan in 2013, another 17 cities have followed. The efforts are starting to make an impact.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 13, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
In a new book, the people behind a well-known Indian consultancy and think tank discuss what they've learned working in cities.
Patralekha Chatterjee May 29, 2017
“What we’re trying to do is normalize slum lanes,” said the head of the Addressing the Unaddressed.
Brendon Bosworth May 24, 2017
At a conference known as Urban 95, city leaders consider how cities work for those who are 95 centimetres tall -- the average height of a healthy 3-year old.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 21, 2017
The country's latest economic survey includes a call for cities to compete with each other.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 11, 2017
An interview with the World Economic Forum’s urban point person, Alice Charles.
Gregory Scruggs April 7, 2017
Last year’s Habitat III process brought global focus to links between urban and rural development. In India, this has meant a new regional approach to planning aimed at bridging this gap.
Tarun Sharma and Yutika Vora February 13, 2017
‘Participatory aquifer mapping’ in Bengaluru aims to engage citizens in strategies for using groundwater wisely.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 10, 2017
Two new courses, including a free online class open to anyone, take a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to build better cities.
Carlin Carr January 6, 2017

The move lasts through the month of January, when India’s capital is often thick with haze, the Hindustan Times reports. 

December 22, 2016
Leadership, partnerships, citizen engagement and civic pride pay off for a city of 1 million.
Patralekha Chatterjee November 17, 2016

The tea vendors of India’s capital, many of whom are migrants, struggle to survive in a fast-changing city, Al Jazeera reports. 

November 10, 2016

India’s capital may reinstate temporary restrictions on vehicles, the Times of India says.  

November 8, 2016

A delegation from Ethiopia’s capital visited Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhopal for tips on launching express bus service, WRI India reports.

October 26, 2016
The Modi government has unveiled an unprecedented focus on cities, but it has barely engaged in discussions over the New Urban Agenda.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 7, 2016

The prohibition follows recent moves by London and Paris to ban or limit older vehicles from city roads, the Times of India and NPR report. 

July 25, 2016
The Chennai company helps neighborhood scrap dealers fetch higher prices for recyclables.
Flavie Halais July 14, 2016
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
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