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.
June 19, 2019
Fast Fact: The average commuter wastes 11 days a year in Mumbai traffic
The average 30-minute drive in Mumbai more than doubles to 66 minutes due to the city’s notoriously congested roads, according to IDFC Institute’s analysis of more than 53 million Uber Movement data points.
May 31, 2019
Modi's New Challenge Is Embracing Urbanization
In this article on the Atlantic emphasising urbanisation as an important policy for NDA's second term, the author cites the case made by Reuben Abraham, CEO and Senior Fellow and Pritika Hingorani, Director and Research Fellow....
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.
February 13, 2019
Legitimise informal rental agreements in slums
For slum housing policies to be truly inclusive, the State must recognise diverse tenurial arrangements.
February 12, 2019
Fast Fact: Infrastructure and City Growth - The Impact of Bengaluru Airport