December 03, 2020
Indian cities may not be sprawling, but their density is a major concern especially in a pandemic
The authors argue how inefficient city density management may have contributed to urban cities becoming pandemic epicentres, and call for public policy makers to treat this as a pressing issue.
January 15, 2020
The other data challenge: Measuring life in a metro
We need to know how many people enter cities, where they live, how they travel, and what they do for a living.
August 19, 2019
Tapping Indian cities’ unrealised growth potential
Improving planning frameworks in India will enable urban areas to be more habitable and economically viable for labour and businesses, and drive economic growth.
July 19, 2019
Fast Fact: Investing in Public Transit Systems Improves Efficiency of Labour Markets
Enabling smooth movement of citizens is essential for cities to be productive. Poor planning has caused many cities to sprawl; without mass public transit, residents face escalating commute times and costs that erode productivity and impede mobility ...
July 18, 2019
Reforming Urban India
In this Reform Agenda, we present eight reforms to address some of the most pressing challenges facing India’s cities.
July 17, 2019
Fast Fact: Why we appreciate the New York City skyline more than the Mumbai one
Cities should improve their land utilisation through a variety of mechanisms, which include liberalising how much floor space can be built on a given plot of land.
May 31, 2019
Modi's New Challenge Is Embracing Urbanization
In this article on the Atlantic emphasising urbanisation as an important policy for NDA's second term, the author cites the case made by Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow and Pritika Hingorani, Director and Research Fellow....
April 17, 2019
Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more.
March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
February 27, 2019
IDFC Institute's Research on Urbanisation is Quoted in Research Matters
IDFC Institute's work on urban definitions, published in The Journal of Asian Economics, was quoted in an article published on Research Matters.