Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chand Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/12/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized construction by Citrus Manali Resort at Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarbeswar Boruah Vs State of Assam & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding the decision of the Central Government and the Government of Assam to establish AIIMS at the Jalah Beel in North Guwahati in preference to Raha village in Nagaon district of Assam.

Cities in Africa are growing rapidly and have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness says this report.

New Delhi’s “urban villages” are the result of government land acquisitions that began in 1912 and continued into the 1960s. Since the 1980s, growing demand for real estate within the city has engendered unprecedented residential and commercial development in these former agrarian areas. The consequences of this include structural changes in the built environment, shifts in the social make-up of the village, and new relationships with the municipal and planning authorities.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Progressive Resident Welfare Association Versus Haryana Urban Development Authority dated 22/12/2016 regarding converting a colony park into residential plots in sector 23-A, West Zone, Gurgaon, Haryana.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Resident’s Welfare Association (Sector-23, Noida) Vs New Okhla Industrial Development Authority & Others dated 15/12/2016 regarding allotting plot No.C-43, Sector 23, Noida for constructing high-rise commercial buildings of seven and half storeys in the middle of residential sector.

The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-sustainable ‘world cities society’.

This document provides guidance for urban planners on how to use land use management-related tools they have at their disposal—land use planning, development control instruments, greenfield development, and urban redevelopment—to reduce disaster risk and contribute to strengthening urban resilience and sustainable urban development.

Over the past two centuries, effective building and land use regulation have dramatically reduced incidences of urban conflagration and epidemic disease. In the developed world, such regulation has resulted in successful risk reduction and hazard response adaptation.

The National Green Tribunal on March 22, 2016 sought re-demarcation and exact classification of Gram Sabha land encroached by BSES at Village Asola in Delhi. 

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