Month: January 2016

Anybody for poor?

Are our cities well equipped to welcome the avalanche of new people? Are our economists and sociologists, besides planners ready with any plan, especially for the new lot of urban poor?

Dawn of Aspirations:Smart Cities

2015 was a landmark year for cities all over the world and paved a concrete path for a bright urban transition. The UN released its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for the next fifteen years; in Paris, 195 countries signed an agreement at the Conference of Parties-21 (COP-2) and committed themselves to take sincere steps to save the environment; and the Indian government launched an array of city-centric initiatives. 2016 will be a crucial year as it will see the initial implementation of these flagship missions and schemes. How India crafts its urban development vision this year will profoundly impact the future of our cities