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Ahead of a major meeting next week, a prominent group of civil society representatives is urging the United Nations to strengthen its coordinated response to rapid urbanisation by copying mechanism

The present work is mainly focused on the Geotechnical properties of the areas in Gandhinagar district. The recent growth which is associated with urbanization in Gandhinagar -Ahmedabad Township calls for appropriate geotechnical investigations of soils of the area. Representative soil samples were collected from the Sabarmati River bed near Gandhinagar area and were investigated as per Indian standard for their index properties with a view to classifying for their use in infrastructural development.

Most developed countries now implicitly or explicitly aim to promote more compact urban forms, as compactness is associated with a wide range of positive effects: increases in productivity due to agglomeration economies, travel time savings, and a smaller ecological footprint due to lower energy and land consumption.

Between 2014 and 2050, India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers and the number of rural residents is expected to decline by 52 million.

The Delhi government’s newly-framed Draft Parking Policy may take longer to become reality as the Environment Control Pollution Authority (EPCA) has raised reservations regarding some features sugg

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of J. Barnabas Vs District Collector, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu regarding construction of a community hall within 200 meters from the sea and just 50 meters away from the protection wall constructed on the sea shore and therefore a clear violation of Coastal Zone Regulations in Kollencode, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. NGT orders that if the Community hall is falling in the CRZ – III, 'No Development Zone' even after the revision of the CZMP, action may be taken to demolish the structure in accordance with law.

A global panel of experts has recommended the creation of a first-ever international body focused on urban sustainability.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Bombay Environment Action Group Vs MoEFCC & Ors dated 10/08/2017 regarding illegal constructions in Matheran an eco-sensitive zone in Maharashtra. Counsel for the State of Maharashtra submits that 428 illegal contractions/structures were detected and that demolition action against the illegal structures has been halted on account of Status-Quo order passed by the High Court in the Petitions filed by the holders of such structures.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Mehdad & Others Vs. Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 10/08/2017 regarding high tide line demarcation in relation to coastal area for the entire country.

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