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Indian Budget-2014 will boost infrastructure: official
Jul 16, 2014 Focusing on essentials of growth, the Indian government assures a better future for the country through its maiden Budget 2014
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Nepal unprepared to deal with another quake
May 13, 2009 Prone to earthquakes, Kathmandu with its high-population density and unplanned construction faces a grave threat. According to experts thousands of lives are at risk in the Nepalese capital due to rickety structures, ill-equipped authorities and lack of public awareness.
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"Improve water management to ensure sustainable urban growth"
Aug 21, 2011 Stockholm International Water Institute executive director Anders Berntell warns that the predicted surge in urban populations will inevitably lead to water crises which can only be avoided by implementation of sustainable water management practices like pollution prevention, efficient use and re-use water.
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Plight of India's urban poor
Feb 09, 2009 UNDP’s India: Urban Poverty Report 2009 says that sloppy city planning and urban land management have left the slum dwellers deprived of basic amenities and livelihood opportunities. Exploring the dynamics of growing urbanisation and poverty, the report aims to sensitise policymakers on protecting the interests of unprivileged population.
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Modern cities and governance
Mar 20, 2009 State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009-Harmonious cities, a report by the United Nations Habitat emphasises the importance of harmonious urbanisation in the developing world. It points out the need for inclusive and equitable urban development and the support of global community in strengthening the governance in cities.
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Cities for people, making them resilient
Jan 29, 2013 With 42 per cent of Asia's population settling in the cities, making cities resilient and safe is a big and important task in itself. TERI and Rockefeller Foundation are spearheading work in this area in Asia by trying to make cities resistant to the damaging impacts of climate change.
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Urban radio impacts lives in Afghanistan
Mar 26, 2009 A new radio drama focusing on positive coping strategies in Afghan cities has struck a chord with urban listeners. Targeting urban migrants and their socio-economic issues, this radio show is helping them deal with the realities of modern life.
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Human-elephant conflict rampant in South Asia
Nov 21, 2008 A new report compiled jointly by environmental groups has warned of increased human-elephant conflict across the region due to large-scale infrastructure projects. It talks of devising strategy for peaceful coexistence leading to both economic and conservation gains in the region.
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Enabling gender equality in cities
Apr 30, 2010 Gender Equality for Smarter Cities: Challenges and Progress is an overview of gender mainstreaming at UN-HABITAT and the issues behind the work. The publication highlights the importance of creating gender awareness in the cities in the wake of growing urbanisation.
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Innovation key to sustainable urban development: Pranab
Jul 14, 2014 The Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was speaking at event organised by the Central Public Works Department for its work in the Western Indian areas of Rann of Kutch and Thar Desert.
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Rapidly urbanising Nepal in health crisis
Jul 02, 2011 The Nepal Public Health Foundation predicts death by chronic non-communicable diseases to rise to 66% in 2030. Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are on the rise in rural Nepal due to high consumption of processed foods, say experts.
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Forced eviction of vulnerable citizens raises alarm in Nepal
May 10, 2012 After another case of eviction in Kathmandu, Nepal, the Child Workers’ Concern Centre (CWIN-Nepal) calls upon the government to ensure the protection of its vulnerable groups like children, senior citizens, and pregnant women.
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Cities push for resilience as global disaster losses hit $500 billion
May 15, 2012 In view of the increasing vulnerability of cities in the face of natural disasters; the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR) has come up with a handbook for local government leaders to aid them in making their cities more resilient.
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Humanitarian agencies need to focus on urban issues
Feb 17, 2010 Two new reports, one from King’s college, London and another from World Bank, highlight that by 2050 maximum number of people would live in urban areas. While traditionally humanitarian efforts have mostly focused on rural areas, they would have to reorient their attention to urban spaces.
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Mega-cities reflect worst forms of inequality
Mar 29, 2010 The Fifth World Urban Forum held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, highlighted the fact that urbanisation process reflect worst forms of inequality and it has not helped to improve lives of large sections of population. It emphasised that ‘coordination’ between various stakeholders is the key to solution of urban problems.
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Urbanisation: A double-edged sword for women
Apr 15, 2013 Urbanisation is often associated with greater independence and opportunity for women – but also with high risks of violence and constraints on employment, mobility and leadership that reflect deep gender-based inequalities.
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Magazine for urban poor fighting survival
Jan 08, 2009 Slum Jagatthu, published from India’s tech hub, is perhaps the only mouthpiece of slum dwellers in the country. Having spread awareness about importance of education, sanitation and various government welfare schemes unfailingly for past eight years, it now faces an uncertain future due to lack of funds.
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Rooted to earth
Mar 13, 2009 In the age of concrete housing, Vasant Futane, an organic farmer from western India, has dedicated his life towards promoting mud houses. As the construction industry gets a fillip due to growing urbanisation, this self-trained architect feels the need to revive traditional building skills for conservation of nature.
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Slumdogs and small towns of India
Apr 07, 2009 Not much is known about the 2,000 small and medium towns of India, where a quarter of their population live in slums. The absence of planning is what defines them all, says journalist Kalpana Sharma in this report from towns such as Madhubani, Jhunjhunu and Sehore.
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A vision of a sustainable harmonious India
Jul 31, 2010 Dream - Debate - Decide - Develop, are the four D's that all stakeholders involved in the urnbanisation process must embrace, says Arun Maira, Member Planning Commission. It is important to conceive an idea of a progressive, sustainable city that caters to everyone's needs, and work in an integrated manner to achieve it, he adds.
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