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African governments should embark on policy and regulatory reforms to attract investments required to bridge a housing deficit occasioned by rapid population growth, a pan-African housing financier

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of A. Swaminathan, President Narayanapuram Residents Association Vs State of Tamil Nadu dated 02/04/2019 regarding illegal construction in the course of the project called ‘Ramaniyam Ocean Dew Apartment’, affecting free flow of water from Narayanapuram lake to Pallikaranai marshland, by blocking the water ways.

This paper makes the case for a coordinated or systems approach to urban finance. Traditional approaches to urban finance have often focused on actions that cities can take, such as issuing municipal bonds or securing a good credit rating.

This paper examines the concept of urban clusters and explores its application in South Asia. Drawing lessons from international case studies, it highlights the advantages of clustered urbanization.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Environment Protection Society Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 29/03/2019 regarding concretization of trees and filling up of trees pits with concrete and bitumen is not congenial to the health and growth of the trees at SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Essar Bulk Terminal Limited & Others Vs The State of Gujarat & Others dated 29/03/2019 regarding expansion of port limits in Hazira. Supreme Court directs that “Out of 195 hectares of reclaimed land, 140 hectares will be further leased to Essar Bulk Terminal Limited and 55 Hectares land will be kept by GMB for future project.”

For African cities to grow economically as they have grown in size, they must create productive environments to attract investments, increase economic efficiency, and create livable environments that prevent urban costs from rising with increased population densification.

From cities to the countryside, Africa has undergone a dramatic transformation in living conditions over the past 15 years, according to a new study.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Cavelossim Villagers Forum Vs The Byke Hospitality Limited & Others dated 27/03/2019 regarding the illegal construction by the Byke Hospitality Limited, the Byke Resort (The Old Anchor) and M/s Dalmia Resorts International Private Limited within the ‘No Development Zone’.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sharath RK Vs State of Karnataka dated 27/03/2019 regarding illegal construction of houses and shops under the high power transmission lines without safety distance as per the laid down norms.

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