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".
September 15, 2016
Moving Towards Better Definitions of ‘Urban’ in India
It is important to recognise and fix the flaws in the current method of defining urban areas as it forms the basis for important policies such as eligibility for government schemes.
August 16, 2016
The Decade That Changed Delhi
In this joint Hindustan Times and Dawn feature, maps show the incredible growth of Delhi in the decade after Partition.
August 12, 2016
Responding to Rapid Urban Expansion
This Livemint blogpost argues that the challenges posed by urban sprawl can be better addressed by an institutional framework that establishes multi-scale governance.
June 24, 2016
Cities Need Good Systems
Amitabh Kant says: "Show us the blueprint: For our cities to deliver growth and jobs, we need to deliver good systems for our cities".
June 20, 2016
On Fixing India's Urban Growth
Ruchir Sharma writes that India has a big problem, and it’s got to do with small cities.
June 16, 2016
Reclassification of Urban
Skewed projections of non-rural populations have affected economic planning.
June 14, 2016
The Smart City Delusion
For developing countries, fixing the basics is crucial before talking about smart cities innovation.