Considering the role, impact, growth and contribution made by the city of Jalandhar to the economy, employment and productivity of the State of Punjab, the future growth and development strategy for Jalandhar needs to be viewed in the larger canvas of regional context.

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) have released a preview of guidelines titled “Are We Building Competitive and Liveable Cities?”  The guidelines address the development of eco-efficient and sustainable urban infrastructure in Asia and Latin America.

This report documents how efficient land use planning can improve household resilience to rising oil prices by enhancing travel choices; how allowing more people to live closer to job centers can boost employment rates and income levels for low-wage workers while reducing exposure to congestion for all; and how smart growth policies, when well applied, reduce government infrastructure costs, en

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.