The Challenge of Bengaluru’s Water Governance

In a two-part discussion that brings together the decision makers and leaders of Bangalore, INHAF’s Rethinking Cities Series [Editions #79 and 80] bring you insights into the city’s state of current challenges on water [Sept 15], and what India’s third largest agglomeration can do to Water Governance Beyond Governments [Sept 20]. Bangalore hit national and […]

Bengaluru’s World of Water Woes

In a two-part discussion that brings together the decision makers and leaders of Bangalore, INHAF’s Rethinking Cities Series [Editions #79 and 80] bring you insights into the city’s state of current challenges on water [Sept 15], and what India’s third largest agglomeration can do to Water Governance Beyond Governments [Sept 20]. Bangalore hit national and […]

Mainstreaming women construction workers in higher skilled productive roles – Part 1

Are there women plumbers, carpenters, scaffolding experts – how often do we find them on construction sites? While the construction industry generates employment for about 15 million women, they are confined to jobs of the ‘dead-end variety’ marked by low wages, low stability, low productivity and low mobility. The construction industry in general is marked […]

Reconfiguring rental towards inclusion

With a significant urban housing shortage and large floating populations that move in and out of cities for education, exploration, or work, rental housing has been an important element of housing in Indian cities. It has received considerable policy attention in the wake of the 2020 migrant crisis. Our third webinar focuses on the viability […]

Are the urban rivers in India annihilated?

The extractive development and competitive growth models coupled with haphazard urban expansion plans are the root cause for the dying or dead urban rivers in India. The present trends of urban expansion programs in the country suggest that urban ecosystem is seemingly very heavily stressed and that the conditions are likely to go from bad […]

Inventing Institutional Structures For Delivering Affordable Shelter

Every State in India has an Affordable Housing policy. These are then sought to be implemented through various arms – be they Urban Local Bodies, Development Corporations or private developers. There is the PMAY for some financial support. We now have a national policy for rental housing on the anvil. The conception of all these […]

Whose sustainability? Discovering civic agency for the future Indian city

The UN’s World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Bruntland Commission, defined sustainable development in 1987 as development “that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The ‘future generations’ are key stakeholders in the process of achieving sustainability but it is […]