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  • India Habitat III National Report 2016
    India Habitat III National Report 2016. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, 2016.

    The India National Report is a sequel to resolution 24/14 of the UN Habitat Governing Council, adopted in its twentyfourth session by which the Council invited its member states to prepare national reports on the “implementation of the Habitat-II agenda and of the other relevant internationally...

  • Formulation of GIS Based Master Plan for AMRUT Cities: Design & Standards
    Formulation of GIS Based Master Plan for AMRUT Cities: Design & Standards. Town and Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development, Govenment of India, 2016.

    Master Plan/Development Plan is the major tool for urban land management, providing detailed landuse allocation for the sustainable development of city/town. Most master/development plans are made for 20-year periods, in phases of five years for periodic review and revision. The most crucial...

  • Innovation Monday: Q&A on Smart Urban Form For Area-Based Development
    Innovation Monday: Q&A on Smart Urban Form For Area-Based Development
    Innovation Monday: Q&A on Smart Urban Form For Area-Based Development

    Hear from Dr. Jagan Shah, Director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs; Munish Garg, Director (Smart Cities), Ministry of Urban Development; and Sajeesh Kumar, Deputy Secretary (Smart Cities), Ministry of Urban Development.

  • Urbanization And Development: Emerging Futures - World Cities Report 2016
    Urbanization And Development: Emerging Futures - World Cities Report 2016. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), 2016.

    The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The...

  • Managing Peri-Urban Expansion
    Managing Peri-Urban Expansion - A Study of Planning Approaches adopted in Delhi, Beijing and New York to Manage Regional Growth. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Through this study, NIUA has attempted to explore the phenomenon of peri-urban expansion and efforts to manage it through planning and governance frameworks in three different locations and countries - Delhi, Beijing and New York. While the Chinese and American examples do not present clear...

  • Prof KT Ravindran
    Prof KT Ravindran
    Urban Dialogue with Prof KT Ravindran

    Reshaping the Indian City-Convergence in the New Urban Agenda
    Urban India is being transformed with an aim to achieve good quality of life. We are passing through an exciting time when both political and economic initiatives are converging to re-imagine the Indian city....

  • Thinking Spatially

    Phil Williams MRTPI, Head of Planning Service, Cardiff City Council, Wales, and Vice President, RTPI discusses one of the ways in which the UK Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) marked its centenary in 2014 by looking to the future of planning. The Institute’s Planning Horizons papers take a...

  • Design comparison for waterfronts
    Yildiz, Dr. Rehyan. "Sustainable Urban Design Guidelines for Waterfront Developments." In 2nd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium, edited by Prof. Dr. Nihal Senlier., 2015.

    All over the world, planning for the development of coastal areas, design and ecological shortcomings are emphasized significantly in the literature. In this context; the failure to provide the integration between urban and coastal areas and functional deficiencies in the use of coastal areas,...

  • Smart Cities Framework for India
    Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies: Framework for 100 Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi: NASSCOM, International Youth Centre, 2015.

    The Integrated ICT and Geospatial Technologies Framework for the 100 Smart Cities Mission has been developed with the aim to demystify the role of ICT in developing Smart Cities. The framework tries to capture and address the issues & needs of all stakeholders including citizens and...

  • Executive Summary
    Godschalk, David, and David Rouse. Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans. APA Planning Advisory Service , 2015.

    Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans is the result of a four-year effort by the American Planning Association (APA) to define the role of comprehensive plans in addressing the sustainability of human settlements. The comprehensive plan, also called the general plan or...

  • Late Dr. M. N. Buch, IAS (Retd)
    Late Dr. M. N. Buch, IAS (Retd)
    Urban Dialogue with Dr. M. N. Buch

    “India’s cities are old and multi-layered. The medieval is over laid with the imperial, the imperial with post-independence settlements and the post-independence portions are now heavily inter-layered with slums, unplanned or unauthorized colonies and new colonies developed by builders with...

  • URDPFI Guidelines Vol 1
    URDPFI Guidelines  IIA-IIB
    Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2015.

    UDPFI  Guidelines,  1996  provided  a  framework  for  plan  preparation  and implementation  process.  Since  1996,  many  developments  have  taken  place  in  the field  of  urban  planning, especially in  view  of emerging  needs and  requirements  of urban  settlements  due  to  rapid ...

  • Urban Solutions 5 CLC
    World Cities Summit 2014 In Urban Solutions, Issue 5. Singapore: Centre for Liveable Cities, 2014.

    Oxfam recently reported that 85 individuals control as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population, or 3.5 billion people. These startling figures come in the wake of rising inequalities of wealth and income in both developed and developing countries.

    Inequality is a hot...

  • Indore A Place for People
    Rao, Prajna, and Matthew Bomberg. Building a Pedestrian City: Indore A Place for People., 2010.

    Recognizing that the streets of Indore were plagued by obstructions on pedestrian footpaths, instances of road space not being used as intended — problems which cause all road users to move less safely and efficiently, EMBARQ India produced the report "Indore: A Place for People"


  • Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City
    Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Pune City. Pune, Maharashtra, India: Pune Municipal Corporation, 2008.

    The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) has been formulated by the Ministry of Urban Development in 2006 to transform the current urban transport system into a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system across all urban areas in India. In order to ensure that the various urban...

  • Urbanisation and Migration
    Kundu, Amitabh. "Migration and Urbanisation in India in the Context of Poverty Alleviation." In International Conference and Workshop on Policy Perspectives on Growth, Economic Structures and Poverty Reduction., 2007.

    Migration and urbanization are direct manifestations of the process of economic development in space, particularly in the contemporary phase of globalization. Understanding the causes and consequences of the former in terms of the changes in the distribution of population and economic activities...