April 21, 2020
COVID-19 a grim reminder for govts to improve sanitation, housing in cities to prevent pandemics; science won't be enough
#COVID19 has exposed the fault lines in our urban infrastructure. Vaidehi Tandel makes a case for city governments to focus delivery of better sanitation and housing conditions on Firstpost.
February 24, 2020
Cracks are showing in the housing market. Reforms are way to go
Existing housing policies are responsible for keeping housing out of reach for many urban Indian residents. In this article for moneycontrol.com, Vaidehi Tandel, Isalyne Gennaro and Mehul Das make a case for urgent reforms in the Indian housing se...
February 20, 2020
Fix the issues that plague the Indian housing market | Opinion
What plagues India’s housing market? CEO and Senior Fellow, Reuben Abraham and Director and Research Fellow, Pritika Hingorani look at the conceptual fallacies and implications of capping Floor Space Index (FSI), the ratio of floor space that can b...
February 05, 2020
The costs of congestion: A case study of Mumbai
From economic efficiency to environmental damage, citizens pay a heavy price. There are ways to address this.
March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
April 16, 2018
Local governance: A grounded promise
The fact is that the states do to local bodies what they allege the Centre does to them.
October 18, 2017
How Many Schemes Does it Take to Light Up a Sky?
Neither Ujala programme nor Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana offer any compelling explanation for the sudden spike in brightness of India’s night-time light satellite images.
March 28, 2017
Dismantling the Permit Raj in Housing
Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of housing market distortions in Indian cities.
February 17, 2017
Urban Agenda 2017: Quiet but Provocative
The many roles played by cities and some caution on "proprietary cities".
June 14, 2016
The Smart City Delusion
For developing countries, fixing the basics is crucial before talking about smart cities innovation.