Books

Year: 2011

Based on extensive analysis, discussions and meetings, the Working Group has set out some major recommendations on the urban strategic planning which sets out a framework for urban planning in cities and towns of India adopting a regional planning framework.


Year: 2011

The Planning Commission constituted a Working Group (WG) on Capacity Building for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. Ramachandran, Ex - Secretary (UD). The terms of reference for the Working Group are as follows:
 To critically evaluate the progress achieved under 11th plan in Capacity Building and set the goal to be achieved in 12th plan period.
 To estimate the financial outlay required to achieve the goal. To determine the gap in capacity in specific areas and suggest measures to remove them.
 To develop a set of clear deliverables for any capacity building exercise to ensure its effectiveness.
 To suggest measures to create adequate capacity for ramping up the e-governance programme.
 To examine the schemes currently implemented for capacity building and suggest their convergence to ensure a focused approach and to avoid duplication.
The Working Group met on 13th May, 2011, 10th August, 2011 and 14th September, 2011 received comments and suggestions from a small group of urban leaders and finalised the report on the basis of these deliberations.


Year: 2011

This Strategic Plan lays down the Ministry’s thrust for the next five years on the core area of urban development.


Year: 2012

To overcome urban issues, the government had stepped up its focus and launched multiple schemes to facilitate urban renewal and development. This included the flagship schemes of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY), Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) among many others. While these initiatives have renewed focus on the urban sector, they have also highlighted several critical issues that impede urbanisation.This report of the steering committee on urbanization is a comprehensive assessment of urban objectives and strategies needed to steer planned, inclusive and sustainable urban development.


Year: 2010

"India's Urban Awakening: Building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth" describes the findings of the research that the MacKinsey Global Institute (MGI) launched in collaboration wit the India office of McKinsey & Company. The purpose of this research project was to understand how India's urbanization might evolve, explore the manyproblems facing India's fast-growing cities and what policy makers can do to mitigate the strains of urban life in India and maximize the opportunities offerred by cities. 


Year: 2011

This Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services is a result of over two years’ effort on the part of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) for estimating the investment requirement for urban infrastructure services. The HPEC was set up by the Ministry of Urban Development in May, 2008. The Report documents the nature of the urbanisation challenges facing India. Its central message is that urbanisation is not an option. It is an inevitable outcome of the faster rates of growth to which the economy has now transited. Indeed, urbanisation is itself a process that will support growth. The Committee has made recommendations on how to deal with these challenges of urbanisation.


Year: 2014

Ministry of Urban Development, GoI had launched a project on ‘Developing an Approach and Options for establishment of Municipal Cadre in India’ under Capacity Building for Urban Development [CBUD]. ICF GHK was appointed as consultants for carrying out this project. The Project had started in May 2013. After completion of both the phases, a Draft Report had been submitted. To validate the propositions, four regional workshops and one national workshop were held. On incorporating all the contributions collected from various sources including expert consultation, this Final Report was submitted. The Report is made in two parts – Volume I: An Approach and Options for Establishment of Municipal Cadre in India, and Volume II – Review of focussed states. This report is Volume I.


Year: 2015

Strengthening urban local governments through capacity building and better financial management is identified as a key strategy for urban development in the 11th Plan. The plan identifies lack of skilled man power as one of the key concerns and recommends setting up of an apex agency to coordinate the activities of national and state level training institutions. Administrative Reforms Commission has also proposed urban governance capacity building programme in order to address capacity gaps in urban local bodies.


Year: 2015

The main objective of this RSWM guidance note is to propose an enabling policy framework that would provide guidance and direction in planning, development, implementation and management of such Regional MSW projects in the country.


Year: 2015

This Metropolis research publication, “Indian Cities: Managing Urban Growth”, is prepared in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs. The editor of the book is Mr. Chris Johnson. It outlines urban projects and ideas on millennium goals, slum upgradation, new towns, river front development, traffic systems, etc. This publication aims to highlight and explain 11 excellent current examples of managing India’s rapid urban growth with case studies from Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, etc. To complement these case studies, two essays of the book presents the context of Indian urbanism