Urban Urbanization COVID-19 Poverty

Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report

A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050.
From UN News on June 29, 2022
Urban Climate Change Waste Management Extreme Weather Events

Climate change: How can India’s concretised, dangerously hot cities be cooled down sustainably?

Extreme weather can reduce productivity and GDP. Ensuring waste management, robust public transport and more open, green spaces could bring some respite.
By OP Agarwal, Jaya Dhindaw for Scroll.in on June 22, 2022
Urban Yamuna River Water Crisis Water Shortage

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.
By Pranav Jain for ThePrint on May 16, 2022
Urban Smart Cities Climate Crisis Urban Design

India Wants to Build Smart Cities. We Asked Experts if These Urban Designs Can Survive the Climate Crisis.

We live in cities of volatility. Heat waves sweep across parts in a blanket of red and orange, just as easily as devastating floods halt life and livelihood. Droughts, locusts, and natural disasters are becoming frequent and fierce; leaving a city, and its people, to respond to climate crises.
By Saumya Kalia for The Swaddle on June 12, 2022
Urban Water Crisis Water Management Groundwater

‘A huge case of mismanagement’: How drinking water is a luxury in parts of Delhi

The water crisis in Delhi is aggravated by the Yamuna drying up and groundwater levels depleting.
By Anmol Nath Bali for Newslaundry on May 25, 2022
Urban Sustainable Cities Climate Action Climate Adaption

Why Indian states and cities need climate action

India may be on course with its net zero targets but most states are still unsure of how to deal with the climate crisis, says UNEP India head
By Rashmi Menon for Livemint on May 14, 2022
Urban Landfills Waste Management Environmental Impacts

Delhi landfills are ticking time bombs waiting to explode and it needs a political solution

The landfill problem in Delhi is not new, but it is high time for the political parties to come together and settle this issue
By Sayantan Ghosh for Firstpost on April 29, 2022
Urban Landfills Garbage Waste Management

Why reducing size of Delhi’s garbage mountains is easier said than done

As mandated by an order passed by the National Green Tribunal in 2019, the biomining of legacy waste began at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla landfills in October 2019, according to data submitted by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to the Centre.
Urban Landfills Garbage Waste Management

Why reducing size of Delhi’s garbage mountains is easier said than done

As mandated by an order passed by the National Green Tribunal in 2019, the biomining of legacy waste began at Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla landfills in October 2019, according to data submitted by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to the Centre.
Urban Hunger Homeless COVID-19

In Covid-19 lockdown, many of Delhi’s poor and homeless are being forced to starve

A number of the homeless and daily wagers have flocked to Delhi's night shelters but they say supplies have been erratic there too.
By Simrin Sirur for ThePrint on March 27, 2020