Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Residents Welfare Association and Others Vs The Union Territory of Chandigarh & Others dated 10/01/2023.

This paper discusses impacts of urbanization on natural infrastructure in India’s 10 most populated. Urbanization today is disconnected from the natural environment causing negative outcomes, such as water scarcity, increased groundwater stress, and urban flooding.

The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Report aims to capture the diversity of urban contexts across ASEAN Member States, in particular the increasing importance of secondary cities and the need to fully harness their potential.

This report is the result of a collaboration between the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilience at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU.Resilience).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chander Mohan Sharma & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 17/10/2022.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed that a high powered committee should look into the matter of illegal construction at Mohal Dhar Tuti Kandi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The committee should be headed by the Secretary, Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh. Remedial action in accordance with law must be taken, the NGT, October 17, 2022 said.

The World Bank Group’s Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDRs) are new core diagnostic reports that integrate climate change and development considerations. They will help countries prioritize the most impactful actions that can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and boost adaptation, while delivering on broader development goals.

India's urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, the second highest behind China's one billion, the UN said in this report, noting that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050.

The populations of African cities are expected to grow by more than 900 million by 2050. Many of these people will live in secondary cities. These cities are a sub‑set of cities within national systems of cities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/05/2022.

Challenge in the application is to the Draft Development Plan, 2041 prepared by the Town and Country Planning Department, Himachal Pradesh on the ground that such a plan is contrary to the sustainable development principle and destructive of environment and public safety.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghu Ramakrishna Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 06/05/2022.

Grievance in the application is against violation of environmental norms in the course of construction work over the Rushikonda Hill near Visakhapatnam, in violation of the Master Plan notified by the Urban Development Department under the AP Urban Development Areas (Development) Act of 1975.