GUWAHATI, June 14

Poverty is a multidimensional concept and cannot be defined unidimensionally. Poverty means non-fulfilment of the human right to a range of basic capabilities, e.g. nourishment, shelter, education, security, justice, earning a livelihood. One of the important components of the right to live with dignity and also a significant constituent of the right to equality is the right to adequate housing.

Replicating Manhattan with all its imposing skyscrapers in Mumbai does sound like a dream come true. But do highrises offer a sustainable solution for our land starved metros that are rapidly suffocating under the weight of an ever increasing populace and a crumbling infrastructure?

With 40% land reserved for green open spaces that support over 500 varieties of trees and 25 exotic bird species, Hiranandani's Powai township is a prime example of a vibrant, eco-friendly urban hub in the midst of Mumbai's concrete jungle.

Mumbai Industrialist Yash Birla has proposed to convert the landmark Birla House at Malabar Hill into a 44-storey highrise, but the heritage panel will have none of it.

May 25: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to encourage cluster housing to liberate congested areas such as Abids, Sultan Bazaar and parts of old city for development.

New Delhi: Having received the environmental clearance for its proposed township project at Panipat (Haryana), real estate company Parsvnath Developers Ltd on Monday said it would soon start construction at the site.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority on Monday announced that it had decided to purchase flats from Emaar MGF, the project developer for the upcoming Commonwealth Games Village here, to ensure timely construction of flats before the commencement of the Games in the Capital next year.

Mumbai Proposal to demolish 360 buildings, build 30 highrises on 30-acre plot

More than a month after the state government issued the final notification on the cluster redevelopment policy for buildings constructed prior to 1960 in the island city, the state housing department has received its first proposal under the new policy.

AHMEDABAD: Over the last three years, Ahmedabad has seen a spurt in influx of scholars from foreign universities taking deep interest in its urban morphology, its origin and its organic growth in the 21st century. What has interested these scholars the most is the heritage of walled city and how it fits even in modern settings of a city.

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