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Mar 22, 2019
Ragpickers at Mumbai's Deonar, despite being 'unsung heroes of sustainability', battle garbage mafia and state apathyAt the Deonar dumping ground, it is easy to find many children who grow up in the garbage — the unregulated industry of child ragpickers is on the rise.
Feb 28, 2019
Chandigarh slum residents languish on city outskirts as houses promised under govt scheme are yet to be handed overTwo deadlines, the first 2010 and the second March 2017, to make Le Corbusier’s beautiful city slum-free have come and gone.
Feb 24, 2019
Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other wayThough the Jammu and Kashmir government claims it makes all efforts to preserve the Dal Lake in Srinagar, there is little proof of effective implementation on the ground of cleanup projects.
Feb 23, 2019
In Gaya, world’s fourth most polluted city, political apathy keeps environmental degradation from becoming an election issueIn Gaya, world’s fourth most polluted city, political and administrative apathy keeps environmental degradation from becoming an election issue as successive municipal corporations take no note of people's deteriorating health due to the worsening air quality.
Jan 21, 2019
Firstpost Conversations | How liveable are our urban centres?On the first episode of #FirstpostConversations, our host Rupali Mehra asks urban planner Lubaina Rangwala, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar and author Amrita Mahale if our cities can be qualified as liveable. From the need for sustainable development to the importance of citizen participation, we speak about the factors that affect the quality of life of India's urban citizen, but are largely missing from our political discourse.
Nov 13, 2018
Conditions in Jammu highlight the sewage crisis underlying our Swachh BharatIndia has the capacity to treat only 37 percent of the sewage generated in urban areas.
Nov 08, 2018
Mumbai to get India's first parking authority; body to include BMC officials, traffic police and civil society representativesThe BMC is expected to soon appoint urban development experts to create a Geographic Information System (GIS) map and a comprehensive database of all parking slots.
Apr 14, 2018
Uber launches 'Movement' in four Indian cities to help with data-driven urban planningThe tool uses "anonymised data from millions of trips" taken through its platform and can help planners and policymakers to analyse transportation patterns
Feb 14, 2018
After Cape Town, Bengaluru set to face major water crisis: Atrocious state of Bellandur Lake a result of apathy by authoritiesIn the 1970s, Bengaluru boast of about 285 lakes; today there are just a little over 190, most of which are polluted with raw sewage.
Oct 28, 2017
Open spaces in Indian cities must be viewed as essential community resources, not a luxuryOpen or public spaces — a city’s streets, parks, waterfronts, squares, maidans, chowks — are necessary breathers which provide vibrant locations for public encounter, and facilitate a civic culture