This paper explores notions of participation as located in ‘second generation’ or institutional reforms, particularly as articulated by prominent state-sponsored public-private partnerships such as the Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF) and the Tamilnadu Urban Development Fund (TNUDF).

This study determines whether transit-oriented development (TOD) planning factors identified from western case studies can be applied to the city of Seoul, Korea, which is characteristic of dense development. The authors illustrate the distributional patterns and characteristics of planning factors such as transit supply service, land use, street network and urban design at each rail station area.

This new Green Townships Rating System by IGBC addresses large developments like integrated townships and satellite cities says that at least 25% of the total built-up area in a township should be earmarked for residential use to qualify for certification.

Karnataka High Court order of 16/11/2010 on tree felling in Bangalore due to road widening.

Much of São Paulo’s urban expansion is driven by the development of informal settlements on its periphery, which includes the catchment areas that provide important environmental services such as open space and catchments for

Ahmedabad: Those wanting to buy land along the Sabarmati riverfront will have to wait for another couple of months. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is in no mood to sell the plots on the western side of the river. AMC is in the process of preparing urban and land use plans along with creating infrastructure facilities like laying down drainage, greening area before putting it on sale.

The book provides an overview of the economic, political, and social environment in Nepal and the challenges confronting the country in eliciting its economic growth potential.

This paper explores how urban regeneration strategies, focused on increasing the social, economic and spatial values of old industrialized areas, are being experienced in Turkey. It examines the brownfield regeneration process in five old industrial sites in one of Turkey

Urbanization has been mentioned as one possible cause of higher food prices, and in this paper we examine some of the suggested links between urbanization and food prices.

In 2008, the global urban population exceeded the nonrural population for the first time in history, and it is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world population will live in urban areas, with more than half of them concentrated in Asia.