National Urban Policy Framework (NUPF) outlines an integrated and coherent approach towards the future of urban planning in India. The NUPF is structured along two lines. Firstly, at the NUPF’s core lie ten sutras or philosophical principles. Secondly, the ten sutras are applied to ten functional areas of urban space and management.

The State of Sri Lankan Cities 2018 presents the first comprehensive assessment of Sri Lanka’s recent urban development. The Report is a key output of the State of Sri Lankan Cities Project.

Judgement of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Mukesh Kumar Vs Ranbir Singh, Commissioner East Delhi Municipal Corporation dated 17/04/2018. The issue relates to regularization of the West Jyoti Nagar Colony, Shahdara, Delhi which was an unauthorized colony. It was stated that in the regularization plan of the colony community facility projects were earmarked and the land earmarked for community facility projects has been converted into illegal and unauthorized residential complexes.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Susme Builders Pvt. Ltd. Vs Chief Executive Officer, Slum Rehabilitation Authority & Others dated 04/01/2018 regarding rehabilitation of 800 slum dwellers in proper accommodation, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Austin Francis D’souza Vs Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Mumbai & Others dated 21/11/2017 regarding withdrawal of directions under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 on a project/ construction at Katraj Road, Wadala, Mumbai and the project did not have environmental clearance.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of E. R. Kumar & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/11/2017 regarding the state of urban homeless in the state of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The Apex Court finds no concrete implementation of the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM). The Court suggests that the Union of India may have to look into the matter on how to implement the Mission effectively so that crores of rupees that are sanctioned are not frittered away on issues that have no concern directly or indirectly with the NULM.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Raghunath Jha Vs. Ministry of Urban Development dated 22/09/2017 regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies, Delhi. NGT directs the Project Proponent to plant the tall trees at the site in question and if the space falls short, then the plantation shall be done at the site allocated for that purpose by the Delhi Development Authority. The plants shall be planted as a condition precedent to the cutting of the trees.

Between 2014 and 2050, India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers and the number of rural residents is expected to decline by 52 million.

At least one-fourth of urban households in India don't have a separate kitchen, according to recently released data based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) carried out by the housing minist

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil V. Tharthare V/s Secretary, Environment Department & Ors dated 06/03/2017 regarding cutting of the trees for a housing society, Gandhi Nagar, Bandra East, Mumbai.It is brought to the court's notice that the Tree Authority has granted permission to cut 39 trees and transplant 126 trees and plant 117 trees in the said property vide permission dated 27th May, 2015.

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