The NITI Aayog launched a report on measures to ramp up urban planning capacity in India, recommending 'Healthy City for All' by 2030. The report also recommended a Central Sector Scheme '500 Healthy Cities Programme', for a period of 5 years, wherein priority cities and towns would be selected jointly by the states and local bodies.

All cities around the world face common challenges, related to the provision of housing, water, energy, transport and waste management. Achieving net zero at city scale requires a transformation in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed in support of these services.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Council of Engineers & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 19/07/2021 regarding restitution of designated green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana and stopping of its unlawful conversion into residential plots and by planting saplings of indigenous trees equal to twenty time the trees felled by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT). The application said that 54 trees have been illegally felled.

The Enabling Conditions for Urban Climate Finance Part 2 is a contribution of the World Bank to the State of Cities Climate Finance Report 2021. Part 2 analyzes enabling frameworks and presents solutions for mobilizing urban climate finance at scale to transition cities to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways.

The intention of the initiative is to identify lessons on how to strengthen urban finance, building on a range of city case studies from countries selected to represent different levels of urbanisation and structural transformation, examples, and discussions with key stakeholders.

This issue paper proposes a novel framework to support a transformative recovery in cities of the global South. COVID-19 has created a critical juncture in the development of cities in the global South.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kapil Dev Vs Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change dated 25/05/2021.

Grievance in the application was against proposed amendment to the Master Plan of Ludhiana for developing a Modern Industrial Park in the forest area and on the flood plains of river Sutlej, in violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Cities are critical to the global energy transition. The most visible energy transitions today occur in major cities. With their comparatively large revenue bases, big cities have the regulatory frameworks and infrastructure to scale up renewables and meet emission reduction targets.

This book is a collaborative effort born under the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to address the uncertain future of cities.

This book explores how Asia’s fast-growing cities can fulfil their potential as engines of economic prosperity and provide a livable environment for all citizens. Major challenges faced by Asian cities include poor planning, a lack of affordable housing, inequalities, pollution, climate vulnerabilities, and urban infrastructure deficits.

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