In this edition of Swaraj for Cities, we hold the lens on the state of Karnataka, for the progress it has made in its urban centres, in terms of decentralisation, devolution and subsidiarity. How far has this otherwise progressive state travelled in realising the ideal of Swaraj? How is the Capital City faring, how are […]
Geoffrey Payne is hosting and moderating the webinars and has invited an outstanding group of specialists from different age groups with both academic and practical experience on urban land management covering all regions and key aspects of land management. It is anticipated that the presentations will provide examples of innovative and pragmatic approaches to improving […]
The rapid Chinese urbanisation process has been admired, much studies but perhaps still less understood than one would like. Of particular interest in this process has been the phenomenon often described as financialisation and the nexus of land, urban finance and governance and the real estate industry, which by some estimates, may contribute as much […]
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 […]