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UN-Habitat and partners have published a new report called the SDG 11 synthesis report outlining the international community’s progress towards the so called ‘urban goal’ and the challenges faced.

Models of human migration provide powerful tools to forecast the flow of migrants, measure the impact of a policy, determine the cost of physical and political frictions and more. Here, we analyse the migration of individuals from and to cities in the US, finding that city to city migration follows scaling laws, so that the city size is a significant factor in determining whether, or not, an individual decides to migrate and the city size of both the origin and destination play key roles in the selection of the destination.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mrinalini Padhi Vs Union of India dated 05/07/2018 regarding management of Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Dr Kaushal Kant Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/07/2018 regarding felling of trees in Delhi for 'redevelopment'.

A unique strategic opportunity beckons Bangladesh. Dhaka, the economic powerhouse of the country, stands on the cusp of a dramatic transformation that could make it much more prosperous and livable. Today, Dhaka is prone to flooding, congestion, and messiness, to a point that is clogging its growth.

This paper describes and analyses six mechanisms that provide an end-to-end area development approach that enables land acquisition, its planning, and servicing, as well as methods to capture the land’s increased value to help pay for basic infrastructure and social amenities.

Urbanization in India is expected to peak in 2050. The Smart Cities Mission was launched in 2015 to transform and improve livability in urban areas in the country. Rapid urbanization puts tremendous stress on Indian cities.

Interim report on Shri Jagannath Temple dated 26/06/2018 as per direction of the Supreme Court in Writ Petition No. 649 of 2018 (Mrunalini Padhi Vs Unio of India & Others).

The report covers the following aspects:

(a) Difficulties faced by the visitors;

(b) Exploitative Practices, if any;

(c) Deficiencies in the management, if any;

(d) Suggestions, if any in Shri Jagannath Temple, Puri.

Abuja — The Federal Government yesterday announced a new national building code that will regulate construction with the aim of improving on measures to safeguard lives and property in the country.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mrinalini Padhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/06/2018 regarding unhygienic conditions prevailing around Shri Jagannath Temple at Puri. Also there are encroachments. It is also mentioned that there are deficiencies in the management of the Shrine and rituals are commercialised.

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