June 10, 2016
The New Urban Agenda must Recognize the Importance of Intermediary Cities
The story of the coming urban explosion is one of the rise of medium-sized cities. But the world’s planners and authorities have yet to accept this fact.
June 03, 2016
The Problem with India's Urban-Rural Classification
The flawed definition of urban in India has serious consequences for service delivery and resource allocation.
May 20, 2016
Mihir Sharma on Governance Tools
Watch Mihir Sharma, Opinion Editor at Business Standard, discuss shortfalls of using Special Purpose Vehicles as governance tools, alternative approaches, and building state capacity.
April 11, 2016
How Successful Smart Cities Become Is A Function Of Who’s In-Charge
Pritika Hingorani and Komal Hiranandani write in Swarajya: "The way we choose to finance and structure the Smart Cities initiative has direct implications for governance and who holds power in our cities....
April 08, 2016
Ashwin Mahesh on Managing India's Urbanisation
Watch Ashwin Mahesh, National Vice President of Loksatta Party, discuss urbanisation, governance, and innovative solutions.
April 04, 2016
Working Paper #1: What's in a Definition?
IDFC Institute's first Working Paper examines the "Implications And Suitability Of Urban Definitions In India Through Its Employment Guarantee Programme".
March 29, 2016
Thirsty Cities Need Smart Solutions Like Water Reclamation
Visiting fellow Shankkar Aiyar writes in this Indian Express article about the looming water crisis in an increasingly urbanizing India. He maintains that "...the crisis is an opportunity to disinvest incrementalism and invest in scalable smart solu...
March 11, 2016
Getting Urbanization Right for Better Jobs in India
IDFC Institute's Vaidehi Tandel and Komal Hiranandani write for the World Bank's "Jobs and Development" blog
March 09, 2016
Is There More To India’s Urbanization Beyond Delhi And Mumbai?
In this Mint article, Tadit Kundu argues that India's urbanization is lopsided and discusses interplay between income growth, rents and population density.
February 19, 2016
A dream budget for India this year
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, comes up with a dream budget for India highlighting broad budget announcements that would keep India firmly on the path to equitable growth over the next hundred years....