Sustainable Financing for Indian Cities

A version of this article was first published in the September 2014 edition of the monthly journal Yojana.

The Practice of PPP in Urban Infrastructure

The recently released volume on urbanisation titled “Urbanisation in India” edited by Dr. Isher Ahluwalia, Dr. Ravi Kanbur and Dr. P. K. Mohanty, contains a chapter authored by Vikram…

In Conversation on Urbanisation with Dr. Shlomo Angel

In a three-part interview series Vishnu Prasad of IFMR Finance Foundation speaks with Dr. Shlomo (Solly) Angel, adjunct professor at NYU and senior research scholar at the NYU Stern…

India’s Suburban Transformation

According to the 2011 Population Census data, urban India grew by 90 million people in the previous decade.

Land as a source of financing urban infrastructure

At a fundamental level, it can be argued that internal revenue sources are the most critical funding levers available to a municipality because without effective, predictable generation of internal…

The century of the city – “Urbanized”

Gary Hustwit’s documentary film, Urbanized (2011), presents an optimistic overture about the future of cities, but is not unchecked with caution.

The Urban Organism – Cities as living beings

For the first time in the history of the world, more than half of the world’s population live in urban areas. In the next 13 years, a billion people…