The global observance of World Habitat Day this year will be held at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. Hosted by China

Developers cannot sell open spaces and stilt areas in their buildings as these are meant for common use and form part of the flats, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Officials of the Mumbai Board of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) are taking forward a plan to redevelop two of their major colonies in gross misuse of the Slum Act.

The colonies have been categorised as slums despite the Mhada Act making it categorical that none of the colonies belonging to the authority could be developed under the Slum Act.

In a letter written to

This new report on the state of food insecurity in urban India by MSSRF shows that the period of economic reforms and high GDP growth has not seen an unambiguous improvement in urban food security across all States.

Discussion in Rajya Sabha on slums.

This paper specifically describes the urbanization experience of
Brazil, by far the largest country in Latin America, and which has
attained levels of urbanization that surpass those of most European

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stuck to its order of maintaining status quo on a stretch of land along river Gomti in Lucknow, which was converted from green belt in the Master Plan 2021 to residential use.

MUMBAI: A green hurdle and the villagers' protest have thrown a spanner into the Cidco's dream of developing an international 18-hole golf course on 80 hectares of land in Kharghar.

Instead, the Cidco will now have to settle for a 10-hole course, with the area around the tenth hole to be used for purposes other than golfing, such as driving.

As per the decision of Ministry of Home Affairs, the Internal Audit Wing (IAW) conducted a special
audit of projects for which land was acquired by the UT Chandigarh Administration.

Dharavi in Mumbai exemplifies what is most ugly and what is most inspiring about slum life in a city. How should it be redeveloped to remove the ugliness and yet retain its community spirit, enterprise, ambitions and hope?