April 3, 2010, 5am PDT
2.5 million workers are set to scour the country in the most complex demographic collection effort to date, reports the Times of India.
The Times Of India
March 4, 2010, 9am PST
Mumbai has instituted two citywide bike sharing programs. <em>The City Fix</em> takes an inside look.
The City Fix
June 15, 2009, 9am PDT
Dr. Aseem Inam takes writers on urbanism and architecture to task for spreading stereotypes about "third world cities", particularly when used to generalize about urban form.
Aseem Inam
April 20, 2009, 4am PDT
This shows you why an elliptical trainer workout and treadmill weight loss can be the best ways to burn body fat to shed unwanted pounds.
weight loss program
Blog post
March 31, 2009, 3pm PDT

Watching Slumdog Millionaire, the Oscar winning film of 2008 that is being released on DVD today, can be a bracing experience for those accustomed to the conveniences of Western living. The destitute living is accurately and graphically depicted and is all too real for those that have seen it. Yet, the real danger is letting the poverty obscure a larger, perhaps more important lesson about urban places: Many of these urban slums are functioning, productive cities in their own right, and represent an intergenerational path toward economic improvement.

Samuel Staley
Blog post
March 25, 2009, 2pm PDT

Worldwide media coverage earlier this week of Tata Motors unveiling their Nano car-for-the-masses brings the argument over individual car ownership to the forefront yet again.  Thanks to one hundred or so years of clever marketing, our society glorifies the bling of a shiny new car, demands auto ownership as a basic right, and proclaims its necessity to be (almost) as critical as water, food, and shelter. 

Ian Sacs
July 9, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The 'Nano', a tiny car that gets 47 miles to the gallon and has low emissions, is hitting the Indian market. Environmentalists worry that the car's advantages will be outweighed by the increase in car ownership it may bring to the country.</p>
June 18, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The Oil Drum charts recent figures released by the U.S. Geological Survey, which show a stunning growth in cement use (and therefore, presumably, building activity) in China as compared to world usage.</p>
The Oil Drum