A boy jumps from a water pipe into a canal as temperatures soar in New Delhi. Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for India’s capital. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

New Delhi is running out of water

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on July 14, 2017

by Asit K. Biswas, Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada, originally published in theconversation.com dt July 11, 2017. Re-published with permission. As summer temperatures soar above 40°C in New Delhi, acute water shortages are gripping parts of India’s Read more ››

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Climate alert : Cry for greenery — Urban heat islands could sap us

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on July 4, 2017

by Harini Nagendra, originally published in The Asian Age dt 29 June; re-published with permissions. By 2030, India is expected to be the fastest urbanising country in the world. How sustainable is this growth? We read daily reports of cities struggling under the onslaught of Read more ››

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The smart city-state: Why smart city initiatives must go beyond just technology

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on July 4, 2017

As countries around the world seek innovative solutions to urban challenges, Cecilia Tortajada and Cheryl Wong take a look at Singapore’s efforts to build a sustainable city through public engagement. Originally published in Policy Forum dt June 23, 2017. Re-published with Read more ››

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Nature in the City – Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on February 9, 2017

Book excerpt from Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future by Harini Nagendra. Originally published in www.scroll.in ; re-published with permission. Read more ››

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Smart pedestrian movement : Improving walkability for Smart Cities

  • By: Vaidehi Rajpat
  • Posted on January 26, 2017

by Vaidehi Raipat, Research Associate, Foundation of Indian Cities. Making the World’s Growing Cities into a pedestrian friendly space is one of the most important needs of the present era. Read more ››

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Infrastructure deficit: Built to last or built too fast?

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on May 12, 2016

by Prof Asit Biswas and Kris Hartley, originally published in The Economic Times dt 07 May 2016, re-published with permissions. Two recent infrastructure failures tell a story of contrasting growth paths. The collapse of an under-construction flyover in Kolkata drew attention to Read more ››

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What Makes A 21st Century City Smart

  • By: Anshuman Gupta
  • Posted on April 11, 2016

by Sanjeev Sanyal, originally published in www.swarajyamag.com, re-published with permissions. Cities have never had it so good. More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities and indications are that over two-thirds will be urbanized by the middle of the Read more ››

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India’s looming water crisis

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on February 27, 2016

by Prof Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, originally published in www.policyforum.net, re-published with permissions. Poor policies have left India in one of the worst positions in the world when it comes to water stress. India needs to address current water management Read more ››

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Delhi: megacity, megatraffic, and megapollution

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on February 27, 2016

by Prof Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada, originally published in www.policyforum.net, re-published with permissions. Delhi needs strong public policy responses to cope with the city's growing pains. Delhi is predicted to have a population of 36 million people by 2030, Read more ››

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Understanding Infrastructure Dynamics of a City

  • By: Archana Gupta
  • Posted on January 16, 2016

(by Archana Gupta, Originally Published in Urban Sanitation Issue Jul-Sep 2015, re-published with permission. http://urbansanitation.in/urban-sanitation/jul-sep-2015/) What does it really take to understand the city? Through academics, experts and practitioner’s deliberations two broad themes Read more ››

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