March 26, 2019
Urbanization: No City-Dweller Left Behind
January 05, 2018
Launch of Our New Web-mapping Tool!
We have developed a new web-application that allows you to explore the spatial form of India's development over four decades!
May 10, 2016
Shenzhen: from Rural Village to the World's Largest Megalopolis
The story of how Shenzhen, an "unremarkable Chinese settlement that ‘smelled of countryside’" became the world's largest megalopolis
December 14, 2015
Briefing Paper #2: Facilitating an Easy Market for Affordable Housing Development
Developers, financiers, policy experts, and academics discuss the need for a more rationalised, consistent, and efficient regulatory environment.
September 14, 2015
Urban "fingerprints" to help with planning?
This CityLab article says "Each city’s unique layout pattern has an effect on its successes and failures."
September 12, 2015
The India of Towns
Mihir Sharma asks: "Why is it that so many of India’s cities, which could be locations for the dissolution of the many barriers that divide us, instead replicate and strengthen them?"; cites IDFC Institute research
September 10, 2015
Smart Cities contest spurring municipal improvements?
Faridabad makes an online grievance mechanism and pays its dues.
September 04, 2015
Chasing Definitions in India
Vaidehi Tandel and Komal Hiranandani write in Mint: India would be 65% urban by Mexico's definition; since definitions are arbitrary, we need to reduce dependence on them....
August 27, 2015
African Cities Are Starting to Look Eerily Like Chinese Ones
China is exporting its own version of urbanization to Africa, creating cities and economic zones that look remarkably similar to Chinese Cities
August 18, 2015
Watch Shruti Rajagopalan's Interview on Private Cities
A case for an alternative model of city development.