The right to the city, an idea mooted by French radical philosophers in 1968, has become a popular slogan among right to housing activists and inclusive growth policymakers. In Indian cities unprecedented and unregulated growth, incremental land use change, privatisation and chaotic civic infrastructure provisioning are fracturing resources created over centuries and reducing the right to the city to mere right to housing and property, thus short-changing the concept’s transformative potential.

The works committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today gave approval to various schemes of Rs 100 crore.

Gifting of land, or bhoodan in Hindi, is the current obsession of the government. It is on a spree of acquiring land. This is often termed as bhoodan to corporate houses. There is another kind of bhoodan that is being talked about. For a country that is demographically young, this bhoodan took place as a movement when India was just four years old.

The current global urban population is expected to double by 2050, with 90 percent of urban growth taking place in developing countries. Many cities are ill equipped to handle such large-scale expansion. Various cities are starting to recognise urban
agriculture as an integral part of urban planning, upgrading and design. They are including urban agriculture in land use planning, social housing programmes and slum upgrading. This article describes some examples of their strategies.

The Asian Coalition for Community Action Program (ACCA) is a three-year program of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR), and the program’s target is to support a process of city-wide upgrading in 150 Asian cities.

Five years after it was first proposed as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), chief minister Arjun Munda on Thursday kicked-off the process of constructing dwellin

With Assembly elections round the corner, the Mayawati Government tabled the supplementary budget of Rs 10,879 crore for the fiscal 2011-12 in the State Assembly on Tuesday earmarking over 26 per c

This audit report of CAG on the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai tabled in the Parliament blamed the Environment Ministry for allowing the building to come up flouting coastal zone regulations.

Bhopal: The cabinet at its meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today endorsed a well-defined policy for allotment of land to non-government institutions for different purpos

Arguing that the initial years of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board were dominated by the priorities of the then ruling party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, whose government created it in 1971, this paper points out that shelter policies in the state had a formal orientation away from eviction and resettlement and towards in situ tenement construction, alongside an informal tendency to protect and reward those groups of the urban poor that the party was trying to court for votes.