Supreme Court allows real estate projects on private forest land in Mumbai. Read text of this important judgement issued on 30 Jan 2014.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gulshan Bhalla Vs. Pawan Kohli & Ors. dated 22/01/2014 regarding operation of the unit called “KAY AAR INDS.,” situated at 19/239, Sarai Basti, Shahzada Bagh Industrial Area, Old Rohtak Road, Delhi engaged in rubber compounding for manufacturing of rubber auto parts with day & night shift. DDA has stated "that the site remains a part of ‘residential’ land use as per zonal development plan (Zone B). Industrial activity is not permitted. C

The urgent need to reconfigure and transform urban areas to consume fewer resources, emit less pollution, minimize greenhouse gas production, protect natural ecosystems and increase the adaptive capacity to deal with climate risks is widely recognized.

The city of Dar es Salaam, with a population of more than four million, has no climate change adaptation plan. It also has a very large development deficit and lacks adequate provision for infrastructure and services such as piped water, sewers, drains and solid waste collection. Addressing this deficit (and building the institutional and financial capacity to do so) is also important for building resilience to climate change impacts.

Government after careful consideration have been pleased to modify certain provisions of the `Scheme for Affordable Urban Housing in Odisha, 2012’ in order to make it more effective in delivering its objectives.

Read text of the Supreme Court judgement on the environment of Dhaka city being continuously endangered and threatened by various unplanned and illegal activities originating both from private and
public sectors causing irreparable harm to human beings.

Urbanization beyond Municipal Boundaries informs policy priorities to manage India’s urbanization.

This report provides Mayors and other policymakers with a policy framework and diagnostic tools to anticipate and implement strategies that can prevent their cities from locking into irreversible physical and social structures. At the core of the policy framework are the three main dimensions of urban development.

Many villages gradually get included in cities and urban people also migrate to villages transforming them into towns. Both phenomena require intensive study, including an examination of the defi ning criteria of a "town", and the estimates of urban population.

Urban land-cover change threatens biodiversity and affects ecosystem productivity through loss of habitat, biomass, and carbon storage. However, despite projections that world urban populations will increase to nearly 5 billion by 2030, little is known about future locations, magnitudes, and rates of urban expansion. Here we develop spatially explicit probabilistic forecasts of global urban land-cover change and explore the direct impacts on biodiversity hotspots and tropical carbon biomass.