The Annual Survey of India's City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 evaluates quality of governance in cities, covering 23 major cities in India across 20 states based on 89 questions. Indian cities scored between 3.0 and 5.1 on 10, with Pune topping the charts for the first time.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehat Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/03/2018 regarding sealing drive in Delhi against illegal properties.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2018 regarding sealing drive in Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Manali Hoteliers Association Vs Ramesh Chand & Others dated 05/03/2018 regarding hotel, lodges, home stays operating without consent of the State Pollution Control Board and flouting environmental laws in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Manali Hoteliers Association had objected to the NGT Order which had asked for closure of hotels flouting environmental laws and said that Section 39 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1977 prescribes the procedure for non-compliance which has to pass a statutory provision.

With a population of 16 million, Karachi is the largest megacity in Pakistan. Despite being a large city that is home to many, it has seen a substantial decline in quality of life and economic competitiveness in recent decades.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/02/2018 regarding sealing drive in Delhi against illegal constructions. It has been brought to the notice of the Supreme Court that the Delhi Development Authority is proposing to amend the Master Plan of Delhi and steps have already been initiated in this regard.

Urban public space is extraordinarily adaptable under a pattern of relatively stable changes. However, when facing unprecedented and potentially extreme climatic changes, public spaces may not have the same adaptation capacity. In this context, planned adaptation gains strength against “business as usual”. While public spaces are among the most vulnerable areas to climatic hazards, they entail relevant characteristics for adaptation efforts. As such, public space design can lead to effective adaptation undertakings, explicitly influencing urban design practices as we know them.

The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.

Although sanitation remains a focus in present government programmes and schemes (SBM and AMRUT), capacity building of ULBs and State Government on issues of sanitation has remained an area of neglect in most of the State and ULBs.

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.