The Ethiopian approach to planning and development is a unique and bold departure from the cautious and incremental approach that has dominated the rhetoric and practice of development in the cities and regions of the third world since the rise and mainstreaming of participatory, small-scale and upgradation-based development.

The National Buildings Organization (NBO) being the nodal office under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India for collection, collation, tabulation, interpretation and dissemination of statistical data regarding housing and slums in urban area, "Slums in India - A Statistical Compendium, 2015" is the latest

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Tanaji Balasaheb Gambhire Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 27/09/2016 regarding flouting of environmental clearance by a developer (M/s Goel Ganga Developers India Private Limited) of a housing project in Pune, Maharashtra.

Cities are under pressure from all angles; some pressures are easily forecasted while others are more difficult to predict. Balancing the immediate needs of today without compromising the demands of tomorrow is at the heart of sustainability, and of this report.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Delhi Development Authority Versus Kenneth Builders & Developers Ltd. & Others regarding a public-private partnership project for the development of an area of 14.3 hectares of prime land at Tehkhand in South Delhi for the construction of 750 premium residential flats in a self contained community to be sold by private real estate development on free sale basis.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madhu Sharan & Others Vs Noida Authority & Others dated 24/05/2016 regarding stoppage of commercial vehicles from entering the residential area of Sector 50, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The applicants are seeking exclusive use of the said lane by the local residents. NGT in its Judgement directs the lane in Block A Sector 50, Noida to be declared as ‘No Parking Zone’ as well as the area within the vicinity of 100 mts from ‘Ramagya Public School’ shall be declared as ‘silence zone’.

Judgement of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Adarsh Co-op. Housing Society Ltd. & Others Vs Union of India Through Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 29/04/2016 regarding Adarsh Housing Society, Mumbai. Petition dismissed. Court directs Union of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests to forthwith demolish Adarsh building constructed by the petitioners at the expenses of the petitioners.

Judgement of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Union of India ( through the Indian Army) Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 29/04/2016 regarding Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai.

Court directs the Ministry of Defence to hold an in-depth inquiry for "finding out lapses or reasons on the part of its officers for not instituting writ petition at the earliest available opportunity as also finding out whether these GOCs compromised with security of CMS in lieu of allotment of flats in the building of the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society Ltd.

Data collection methods and poverty measures have not caught up with the reality of an increasingly urbanised world; as a result, it is increasingly likely that urban poverty is underestimated.

The Handbook is intended to provide authentic and reliable database covering various aspects of urban sector such as urban demography, socio-economic indicators of various urban centres in the country, urban employment, public expenditure on urban development, urban transport and performance of cities under urban reform indicators.

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