The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change.

The World Economic Forum has released a new report, Inspiring Future Cities & Urban Services. The report highlights the emerging technologies and business models that are changing the way urban services are delivered and proposes a 10-step action plan to enable cities to navigate the journey of urban transformation.

GrEEEn Solutions for Livable Cities is a result of a 2-year innovative, exploratory, and reflective study of cities as unique urban spaces that support life, work, and play. It responds to major issues that affect the quality of ­life of urban residents.

Mumbai along with Thiruvananthapuram tops the Annual Survey of India’s City Systems (ASICS) 2015 released by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy in New Delhi. Chandigarh was ranked lowest amongst the 21 Indian cities.

This research shows that disaster risks in towns and cities are strongly linked to underdevelopment. The population of Africa’s cities is growing rapidly.

This report presents a comprehensive framework for measuring the resilience of cities to a broad spectrum of shocks and stresses; from the sudden impact of flooding to the longer term process of urbanisation.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of M/s. Nanu Estates Pvt. Ltd. Vs Sayed Tayeeb & Others dated 08/01/2016 regarding illegal hill cutting by the Town and Country Planning Department, Government of Goa which is resulting in to change in natural drainage pattern and increase in instances of hillslope instability and landslides, thereby adversely affecting the environment.

According to the Census 2011, the urban population in the state was 17.0 million with a total of 297 towns including 184 municipal towns. Since then three more municipal towns have been added making the number 187.

The 2015 China Sustainable Cities Report examines the performance of 35 big and medium-sized cities according to 12 human development and environmental indicators. It also looks at the efficiency of the cities’ environmental inputs relative to their human development outputs.

Bringing together a large set of data and building on two years of consultations in Vietnam with Government counterparts, research organizations, state-owned enterprises, the private sector, and the country’s international development partners, Exploring a Low-Carbon Development Path for Vietnam shows that achieving low-carbon development in Vie