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Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Building Construction Corporation Ltd & Others Vs Khosmendir Singh Gahunia & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding the complete cordoning of a public road - Veer Chandra Sigh Garhwali Marg for the re-development of Kidwai Nagar East, Delhi.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Wilfred J. & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding environmental and CRZ clearance for development of Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport, at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram District of State of Kerala.

The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-sustainable ‘world cities society’.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajeev Raheja Vs. Delhi Municipal Corporation & Ors. dated 01/09/2016 regarding use of green belt area at Gokhale Market, Mori Gate Area near Tikona Park Opp. Gate No. 6, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi for illegal running of heavy vehicle workshops and parking of buses and trucks.

VELLORE: Soon, the Amirthi forest range would find a spot in the map of eco-tourism in the state.

SEOUL – South Korea announced on Monday an ambitious plan to build in the next three years a network of smart expressways, adapted to electric vehicles and self-driving cars, to limit traffic conge

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biranchi Narayan Mahapatra Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 29/08/2016 regarding hotels operating in Puri, Odisha without any consent to operate from the State Pollution Control Board. National Green Tribunal directs the State PCB tol dispose of the applications for consent within a reasonable time "which shall certainly not beyond the period of four months".

Manhattan skyscrapers, rather than rustic rural towns, are quickly becoming the picture of sustainable living in the twenty-first century. San Francisco, Copenhagen and Singapore each top their regions in the Green City Index. As sites of innovation and economic dynamism, these places exemplify a blend of density and livability that large, prosperous cities in the 'global south', such as Mumbai in India and São Paulo in Brazil, increasingly emulate.

The Shanghai Tower is another in a long list of ambitious skyscrapers competing fiercely for sustainability credentials as well as height.

The country has improved in the Gender (+6.3) and Poverty (+15) dimensions, while it received negative scores in Institutional Capacity (-19) and Infrastructure (-3.8).

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