The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems.

This new UN report focuses on the current issues and challenges which national and local governments, the business sector and organised civil society are facing. It highlights several critical issues – demographic and economic trends, poverty and inequality, the environment, climate change and urban governance and management.

Shibu B S and Navamy Sudhish

KOCHI: The draft master plan for the city has been prepared by the Department of Town and Country Planning, Government of Kerala. The development plan for Kochi city region 2031 mainly consists of development concepts, strategies, proposals and control regulations.

Asian cities are especially susceptible to unpredictable environmental change, as these cities are expected to account for more than 60 percent of global population growth in the next 30 years.

Government of Andhra Pradesh have formulated a policy on slum-free cities in Andhra Pradesh by 2014 through comprehensive  reconstruction of the existing slums in the State, both in terms of housing and infrastructure facilities, in addition to assigning property rights and tenement rights to the identified slum dwellers. It also

Pune The RTI fraternity in the city on Tuesday came together in support of activist Deepak Balkrishna Vahikar, who alleged that he was attacked by two unidentified youths 10 days ago for fighting legal battles to save trees.

KOCHI: Marking the next phase of election campaigning, the leading fronts in Kochi the LDF and the UDF have come up with manifestos for the polls to the Corporation.

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A $22 billion clean-energy city being built in the desert outside Abu Dhabi will no longer aim to produce all its own power, the developer revealed on October 10 following a wide-ranging review that retools some of the project's ambitions.

Plans originally called for Masdar City to become a self-contained

As many as 200 people participated in tree plantation and green initiatives in the City.

The Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) along with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), took to the streets to plant trees and spread the message of clean environment at Parappana Agrahara and HSR Layout.

At Parappana Agrahara village,

This publication presents a strong argument for innovating urban planning to address the contemporary challenges of rapid urbanization and poverty.