February 28, 2019
IDFC Institute Is Nominated to a Working Group Convened by MoHUA on City-level Data-driven Governance
Late this month, MoHUA launched a DataSmart Cities Mission. IDFC Institute is part of a Working Group convened by MoHUA for this Mission.
May 23, 2017
The Promise of 100 New Cities and Messed Opportunity
Can incrementalism deliver amidst the inadequacy of capacity and funds? More pertinently, why shelve the idea of new cities?
September 19, 2016
Zika Hovers, Killer Diseases Breed in Cesspool of Politics
The article stresses on the need to revamp India's healthcare administration and empower local bodies to achieve national objectives
August 11, 2016
Sanjeev Sanyal on His New Book and Indian Economics
The article talks about forgotten history of the maritime trading network and the importance of matrilineality in the South East Asian history
June 14, 2016
The Smart City Delusion
For developing countries, fixing the basics is crucial before talking about smart cities innovation.
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....
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...
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.
September 10, 2015
Smart Cities contest spurring municipal improvements?
Faridabad makes an online grievance mechanism and pays its dues.