Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: urbanisation

The urban redesign that will shape future cities

Covid-19 has had a profound impact on how urban planners and leaders approach infrastructure, finance their operations and attract residents.

India, China, US — Birthrates are declining globally

It’s not just because of Covid pandemic. The biggest force is urbanisation.

India’s future population trends warn of many divides, so governance needs to change now

Governance standards must improve in the heartland, caste must become less important. That can happen only with new cities and industrial clusters.

Small pharmacies to private GPs: India must engage informal economies in fighting coronavirus

Indian cities have shown resilience in overcoming challenges. Yet, resilience has not always resulted in improving urban governance and improving lives of urban poor.

India’s one lesson from Covid crisis and work-from-home: How to build a real smart city

The work-from-home template offers a way for India to re-imagine its model of urbanisation. For that, it must stop aping Western cities’ models from a century ago.

Make graveyards safe for the living. They are reservoirs of antibiotic-resistance bacteria

Rapid urbanisation in many developing countries has meant that informal settlements have begun to sprout near cemeteries.

Coronavirus-like outbreaks start in and spread from edges of cities

To study the spread of coronavirus, we have to look beyond airports to the European automobile and parts industry in central China and transport hubs like Wuhan.

Smart city technologies can tackle India’s urban explosion. But key questions must be asked

Modern cities have come to produce tremendous quantities of data. Understanding this data will give India a new level of understanding of the urban ecology.

Africa’s cities are about to boom – and maybe explode

Africa is urbanised, and its future in joining the global economy rests on the success or failure of cities, not rural communities.

Changing land use is making this eastern state in India hotter

The IITs at Bhubaneswar and Kharagpur, and Southampton University analysed satellite data on land use, land cover as well as temperature across Odisha to understand why it was getting hotter.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.