India

TOD as a planning tool is new to Indian cities, where the idea is being championed as a solution to congestion, environment quality and housing equity. Can this concept, developed for the North American city, be successful in Indian cities?
Aug 30, 2013   The City Fix
Mumbai architect Pallavi Shrivastava reflects on the impact that the inaccessibility of the city has on the status of women in society and their ability to shape the future of the places in which they live.
Feb 27, 2013   The Global Urbanist
India’s foremost environmental think tank is touting a recently developed sustainable building certification program "Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment" (GRIHA) as more holistic than LEED. Could it also help enforce labor laws?
Jan 19, 2013   Green Futures Magazine
Announced at a recent United Nations summit on biodiversity, India’s pledge of $50 million to assist developing countries with conservation efforts marks a significant shift in the way environmental protection is funded worldwide.
Oct 28, 2012   The New York Times
As rural areas urbanize, India's land classification system leaves many without power to implement services.
Oct 9, 2012   Livemint
Rapid urbanization in India will create unplanned cities with poor quality of life unless steps are taken to integrate urban design and planning with governance structures, and primitive planning methods are revamped with the latest technology.
Sep 23, 2012   Hindustan Times
Writing for <em>Yahoo! Travel</em>, Aefa Mulholland identifies five of the most dangerous roads in the world - from India's chaotic city streets to Bolivia's mountain hugging back roads.
Sep 10, 2012   Yahoo! Travel
Delhi attempts to cut its self-imposed red tape with a unified transportation agency.
Aug 23, 2012   The Wall Street Journal
"Model road" project in the Indian city of Ahmedabad has sidewalks, crosswalks, and on-street parking, but no street vendors.
Aug 16, 2012   The Times Of India
As Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) gains popularity, Annie Weinstock describes new standards for BRT, taking a lesson from some failing systems.
Jul 21, 2012   Next American City
An Indian court pulls the plug -- sort of -- on unregulated groundwater exploitation.
Jul 20, 2012   The Times Of India