The Governor of Punjab has issued the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Building (Amendment) Rules, 2023. The amendment provides following provisions: Maximum floor to floor height of Booths or Shops or Shop-cum-Offices shall not be more than 14′-0″. Clear height of the basement shall not be more than 3 meter.

Order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court in the matter of Court on its motion Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 05/07/2023. The matter related to street vendors in Shimla.

Report by the District Magistrate, East Delhi to the National Green Tribunal dated May 20, 2023.

Judgment of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Association of Vasanth Apartment's Owners Vs V Gopinath & Others dated 13/02/2023.

The matter is related to 'open space regulation area' (OSR) in developed plots. Justice K M Joseph and Justice Pamidighantam Sri Narasimha said that the areas covered by the OSR cannot be diverted for any other purpose.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Residents Welfare Association and Others Vs The Union Territory of Chandigarh & Others dated 10/01/2023.

The ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Report aims to capture the diversity of urban contexts across ASEAN Member States, in particular the increasing importance of secondary cities and the need to fully harness their potential.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chander Mohan Sharma & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 17/10/2022.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed that a high powered committee should look into the matter of illegal construction at Mohal Dhar Tuti Kandi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The committee should be headed by the Secretary, Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh. Remedial action in accordance with law must be taken, the NGT, October 17, 2022 said.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/10/2022.

Challenge in the application is to the Draft Development Plan, 2041 prepared by the Town and Country Planning Department, Himachal Pradesh on the ground that such a plan is contrary to the sustainable development principle and destructive of environment and public safety.

People in the urban informal sector have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic and face a highly uncertain future. While supporting the livelihoods of most of the developing world’s urban poor, the informal sector also deprives them of basic services and social protection.

Human well-being is quite intrinsically linked to ecosystem services and biodiversity. There is a growing amount of literature attempting to understand the mechanisms of these interlinkages. Though there is considerable progress globally with respect to human well-being, challenges still remain in terms of access to resources.