Recent reform programmes for achieving "slum-free" cities, like the Basic Services for the Urban Poor, signal a new integrated approach to slum redevelopment that combines housing, infrastructure and land titling. The new policy paradigm speaks the language of inclusiveness and efficiency, but its outcome has been far from ideal.

By 2030, according to the projections of the United Nations (UN) Population Division, each of the major regions of the developing world will hold more urban than rural dwellers; by 2050 fully two-thirds of their inhabitants are likely to live in urban areas.

Thousands of unfinished projects, diversion of funds to the tune of .

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission's seven-year voyage seems to have yielded little, at a great cost.

Every winter, the city wakes up to the untold miseries of homeless people. Many of them die on the streets braving the chill.

The next time you apologize for your home looking like a dump, spare a thought for Shobhraj Kumar.

Houses built for the poor allotted to ineligible beneficiaries, diversion of over Rs 100 crore to unapproved ventures, and a huge lapse in completion of projects mark UPA’s flagship programme for u

The CAG's performance audit of JNNURM was tabled in Parliament on Thursday.

This CAG audit report on implementation of JNNURM, the Centre's flagship urban infrastructure development scheme observed that a crucial objective of bringing about reforms in the governance of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) could not be achieved through the scheme.

Sri Lanka’s Country Vision is to become a global hub between the East and the West and to transition to an upper middle-income country by 2016.

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