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Volume: XXXV | Issue: 2

While the earlier half of 2015 would be remembered for of some of the most promising national initiatives unveiled for cities by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, namely the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) and last but not the least, Housing for All; the second half of 2015 is noticeable for several global initiatives that pose to hold substantial influence on local developmental issues particular to urban environment, planning and governance.

Volume: XXXV | Issue: 1

The early half of 2015 has been quite eventful for communities, scholars and practitioners associated with urban India. It has seen the official launch of some of the most promising initiatives unveiled for cities by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, namely the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) and last but not the least, Housing for All. Collectively the schemes pose to be a reckoning and unprecedented force of such a scale, in transforming the living conditions of so many city dwellers in a planned manner in the history of human civilization.

Volume: XXXIV | Issue: 2

This special issue of Urban India is dedicated to theoretical understanding, reportages and empirical findings on the nationwide status of capacity building and associated urban reforms, to meaningfully inform the current policy discourse.

Volume: XXXIV | Issue: 1

The special issue on Migration presents a macro overview of internal migration in India and unique insights from the field.

Volume: XXXIII | Issue: 1

With an overarching theme of low carbon and climate resilient cities, this publication discusses how Delhi can be made a low carbon city, addressing biodiversity conservation through low carbon strategies, decoding urbanisation and GHG emissions, frameworks for sustainable urban habitat and climate change. Transit and landuse integration, pedestrian accessibility index and the concept of smart city for sustainable urban growth and development is also of prime focus. 

Volume: XXXII | Issue: 2

This edition refers to a range of topics that discuss property tax, micro small & medium enterprises, urban public spaces, urban reforms, energy eficiency in ULBs, financing urban infrastructure, urban poverty alleviation and a critical review on Delhi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

Volume: XXXII | Issue: 1

The publication provides insights on slums in Mumbai and a sociological perspective of slums in Amritsar, that evolves in understanding the dire need for low-income rental housing. Further on, other articles emphasize on non-formal water mining, initiatives in participatory governance, maximizing non-tax revenues, urban public private partnership projects and ICT for green & sustainable cities. 

Volume: XXXI | Issue: 2

This edition assesses the vulnerabilities of Indian cities to climate change, discusses the need for a flexible planning approach, evaluates the financial health of Indian cities, understands factors affecting voting behaviour of registered voters, studies the impact of environmental design, analyzes social networks in rural-urban migration and examines urban growth & its impact on environment & public health. 

Volume: XXX1 | Issue: 1

The publication addresses urbanisation and access to basic amenties in Indian cities, capacity building of ULBs, crisis of the urban poor, revitalisation of historic districts, identifying reforms, urban housing, decentralized urban governance and role of citizen particiption.   

Volume: XXX | Issue: 2

The journal constitutes articles on green space preservation in cities, IT & IT enabled services, municipal credit rating for urban sector financing, quality of life, property tax reforms, sustainable transport principles, socio-economic profile of slum India and institutional readiness for public private partnerships. 

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