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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sampuram Singh Vs. State of Punjab & Others dated 18/10/2016 regarding municipal solid waste management of the city of Amritsar, Punjab.

NGT notes that STP which was expected to be operational much earlier (31-05-2016) has taken no effective shape to ensure that the sewerage of the city of Amritsar is treated and there is less pollution and health hazard.

Massive slums have become major features of cities in many low-income and middle-income countries. Here, in the fi rst in a Series of two papers, we discuss why slums are unhealthy places with especially high risks of infection and injury. We show that children are especially vulnerable, and that the combination of malnutrition and recurrent diarrhoea leads to stunted growth and longer-term eff ects on cognitive development. We fi nd that the scientifi c literature on slum health is underdeveloped in comparison to urban health, and poverty and health.

Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding vector-borne diseases in Delhi, 06/10/2016. This matter has been taken up on the basis of the news report titled “Outrage as parents end life after child's dengue death” published in the Sunday Times of India dated 13th September, 2015. Chief Justice of India has passed an order on 16th September, 2015 to treat it as a Suo Moto Public Interest Litigation.

Reducing water and power use by half and promoting renewable energy and public transport, will be the key elements of the government's urban development strategy for the next 20 years, according to a report.

This study examines how high-level political commitment for sanitation is translated into progressive outcomes through two processes: prioritisation through different layers of government; and course correction to tackle existing and emerging obstacles.

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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nisha Enterprises (Old Name Saood Ki Tannery) Vs. Central Pollution Control Board dated 07/09/2016 regarding illegal sewer connectivity in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad. Ghaziabad Development Authority in furtherance to the order of the Tribunal paid sum of Rs. 1, 17, 69000/- to the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam for construction of sewer line.

Manhattan skyscrapers, rather than rustic rural towns, are quickly becoming the picture of sustainable living in the twenty-first century. San Francisco, Copenhagen and Singapore each top their regions in the Green City Index. As sites of innovation and economic dynamism, these places exemplify a blend of density and livability that large, prosperous cities in the 'global south', such as Mumbai in India and São Paulo in Brazil, increasingly emulate.

Uncontrolled urbanisation and proliferation of slums makes development of urban sanitation a big challenge.