Mukta Naik
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Urban elites can help push urgent climate adaptation

The urban elite are enriching urban life through private philanthropy. Enlisting them to the cause of climate might not be a silver bullet, but can lead to short-term gains in adaptation

The flooding in Bengaluru’s tech hotspots earlier this year and media attention on the suffering of elites raised questions about poor urban infrastructure and the planning of new, affluent urban areas. (Twitter)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 08:08 PM IST

For equitable growth, India must unthink the urban

Smaller, growing cities such as Kishangarh can be feasible sites to apply coordinated planning for better urban life.

Local entrepreneurship is transforming Kishangarh. Today, infrastructure investments include a planned airport and a private logistics park,driven by proximity to the dedicated freight corridor and a core demand based on the marble trade(HT file photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2018 07:48 AM IST
ByPartha Mukhopadhyay and Mukta Naik

Very few cities are liveably smart

Government of India launched the ‘Ease of Living’ Index in January 2018 to help cities systematically assess themselves against global and national benchmarks and encourage them to shift towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management.

Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai in Maharashtra are the three most liveable cities in India, and Thane is ranked sixth among 111 cities, measured on four broad parameters — governance, and social, physical and economic infrastructure.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 11:44 AM IST
ByPartha Mukhopadhyay and Mukta Naik

The government must compensate for the demonetisation setback to migrants’ mobility

During demonetisation, the renegotiation of informal relationships and scrambling for work has strained the networks of employment that characterise the informal sector

Workers waiting to be hired at Shivaji chowk,Kharghar in Navi Mumbai . After demonetisation, the government will need to think about addressing the urgent needs of this important segment of India’ workforce that constitute, among others, construction workers, contractual factory workers and the self-employed like street vendors and small-scale retailers.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Published on Jan 16, 2017 02:51 PM IST
ByMukta Naik, Eesha Kunduri, Ashwin Parulkar
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