This document discusses the importance of bringing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to urban planning in order to create safer spaces for citizens.

Transforming Chennai analyses how urban planning and the business climate shaped micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) resilience to the effects of the December 2015 floods in Chennai, India. The core of this study is the primary research conducted with thirty-five MSMEs and two large corporations.

This report considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives of the New Urban Agenda.

This Sustainable Urbanization Strategy outlines how UNDP is responding to rapid urbanization in developing countries and its consequences for sustainable development. It outlines how UNDP will support countries and cities, building upon its past and current work on urbanization.

Cities are growing differently today than before. As much as 70 percent of people in emerging cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America is under-served.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sanjay Sinha Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 16/09/2016 regarding Environmental Clearance for construction of buildings with built up area of 20,000 Sq. meter and above within the territorial jurisdiction of those ULBs (Urban Local Bodies), Patna, Bihar.

Cities are under pressure from all angles; some pressures are easily forecasted while others are more difficult to predict. Balancing the immediate needs of today without compromising the demands of tomorrow is at the heart of sustainability, and of this report.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Delhi Development Authority Vs Sukhbir Singh & Others dated 09/09/2016 regarding the correct construction of Section 24(2) of The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 with respect to 33 bighas and 1 biswa of land in the Vasant Kunj area of New Delhi.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Building Construction Corporation Ltd & Others Vs Khosmendir Singh Gahunia & Others dated 02/09/2016 regarding the complete cordoning of a public road - Veer Chandra Sigh Garhwali Marg for the re-development of Kidwai Nagar East, Delhi.

The Court makes it clear that as the project for re-development has received the statutory approvals, it is necessary to facilitate the completion of the project on schedule.

The momentum of urbanization and its impacts are so massive that we must face up to this trend. In view of the existing cognitive, technical, economic and institutional path dependencies, a policy of business as usual – i.e. an unstructured, quasi-automatic urbanization – would lead to a non-sustainable ‘world cities society’.