Decoding Cities and the Union Budget 2023-24
India’s urban trajectory is at an interesting juncture. Whilst awaiting more planned development, Indian cities are also faced with developmental challenges that are unique ranging from sustainability concerns to climate crisis induced hardships that are increasingly visible. The challenges primarily can be categorized as those that are related to poverty and economic inequalities, infrastructural shortfall […]
What would a Gandhian city look like?
While there has been lots of discussion and action on the possibilities, strengths and limitations of a Gandhian approach to rural areas, there has been very little in relation to cities. What would the concepts of swaraj, sarvodaya, satyagraha, and ahimsa mean for urban life, planning, politics, and society? Is it possible to conceive of […]
Supporting and strengthening civil society in addressing the urban challenge: How can CSR/philanthropy help?
India is in the throes of rapid urbanisation. The proportion of urban population increased from 17.3% in 1951 to 31.8% in 2011. The urban population of 377 million in 2011 is projected to almost double to 820 million in 2050. On the one hand, urbanisation seems to hold great promise. By 2030, 70% of net […]