August 09, 2021
Embed open data principles in Master Plans to make planning more inclusive
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.
August 24, 2020
Containing Covid-19 in megacities: Japan’s thoughtful urban planning has a lesson for the world
Kadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal share their experience in visiting Japan. In this article, they highlight three key characteristics of the Japanese urban planning: maximising space, integrating public transport systems and focusing on quali...
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
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.
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.
April 07, 2019
India Needs Its Own Canary Wharf
The country’s next government will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform Mumbai into a true global financial hub.
February 01, 2019
Financing Urban Infrastructure for an Evolving India
IDFC Institute's Pritika Hingorani (Director and Research Fellow), Sharmadha Srinivasan (Associate), and Harshita Agrawal (Senior Analyst), write a chapter titled 'Financing Urban Infrastructure for an Evolving India' in ORF's report, 'Financing Gree...
January 24, 2019
CEO and Senior Fellow Reuben Abraham Speaks to Hub Culture on Urbanisation at Davos 2019
CEO and Senior Fellow Reuben Abraham speaks to Hub Culture's Executive Editor Edie Lush on urbanisation at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos.
November 26, 2018
How one Indian city cracked the problem of urban spread
Ahmedabad is using a century-old town-planning law to manage urban spread