July 09, 2020
How can the BMC help Mumbai recover?
Isalyne Gennaro and Harshita Agrawal write about how raising revenues from sustainable sources, reinforcing financial literacy, the autonomy of local administrations, and revising the current approach in planning expenditure form the heart of good ...
February 25, 2020
Unlock Mumbai's land revenue to upgrade the city
This policy brief recommends how Mumbai's municipal corporation can stabilise and enhance revenue from one of the city's greatest assets — its land market
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.
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.
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.
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.