March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
April 16, 2018
Local governance: A grounded promise
The fact is that the states do to local bodies what they allege the Centre does to them.
October 18, 2017
How Many Schemes Does it Take to Light Up a Sky?
Neither Ujala programme nor Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana offer any compelling explanation for the sudden spike in brightness of India’s night-time light satellite images.
March 28, 2017
Dismantling the Permit Raj in Housing
Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of housing market distortions in Indian cities.
February 17, 2017
Urban Agenda 2017: Quiet but Provocative
The many roles played by cities and some caution on "proprietary cities".
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...
March 11, 2016
Getting Urbanization Right for Better Jobs in India
IDFC Institute's Vaidehi Tandel and Komal Hiranandani write for the World Bank's "Jobs and Development" blog
February 19, 2016
A dream budget for India this year
Dr. Shamika Ravi, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, comes up with a dream budget for India highlighting broad budget announcements that would keep India firmly on the path to equitable growth over the next hundred years....