January 29, 2016
India Launches Its Urban Makeover Plan With Smart Cities
Government of India selects 20 cities, including five state capitals, to launch its larger urban makeover plan
December 14, 2015
Briefing Paper #2: Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development
Developers, financiers, policy experts, and academics discuss the need for a more rationalised, consistent, and efficient regulatory environment.
December 08, 2015
A New Urban Opportunity Agenda
Cities, rather than embracing redistribution and regulation, should unleash the power of free people and free markets to uplift the poor.
December 03, 2015
Smart Cities Must Be Resilient
Shamika Ravi writes that the recent Chennai floods remind us that "the pace of urbanization has to be managed to face pressures of climate change".
December 02, 2015
Smart Cities Should Account for Uniqueness of Cities
Shamika Ravi and Robert Puentes write that the Indian government's programme needs to account for economic differences between cities.
November 27, 2015
How Cities of the World are Governed
This Guardian article explores governance structures of cities around the world, and the stakes of sound urban management.
November 24, 2015
China Plans to Build "Sponge Cities"
China plans an ambitious alternative to grey urban expanses.
November 04, 2015
Reuben Abraham speaks at the Quartz event, "The Next Billion"
Watch the discussion on the growth of cities and cities as a unit for political and economic experimentation.
October 07, 2015
Lessons for Urban Planners
The ones that are a disaster are the ones that try to prescribe exactly what sector should be operating on which block or which neighborhood, or try to directly reverse the decline of one industry that’s operating in a neighborhood.
September 26, 2015
The Mystery of the Indian Economic Recovery
The three issues that can be thought about as smoking guns that have created a smokescreen which obfuscates the true state of the Indian economy.