Urban Ecology

Specific focus on citizens, municipal corporations and governance in fast-growing cities; rapid diminishing of urban ecosystems and the impact of natural resources. Emphasising the environment as the pivot in urban planning.

Unravelling Pune’s COVID-19 Migrant Crisis: History Speaks

As Pune’s boundaries become more fluid, ‘Puneris’—a historically nuanced descriptor that includes migrant groups—are diversifying too.

Part II: Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?

This is the second instalment of Ajitesh Bohar's graphic series 'Whatever Happened to the Lutyens?' Click here to read the other parts.  To be continued...

Finding Delhi’s “Encroachers”: The Lal Dora Investigation

Aside from low-income "encroachers" of common land, there are much larger players in Delhi who must also share the blame of worsening Delhi’s land scarcity.

Can Land Consolidation Prevent Encroachment and Evictions in Delhi’s Lal Dora Villages?

In the absence of the implementation of land consolidation laws, at lease 40 of Delhi's lal dora villages could face evictions for 'encroachment'.

Environmental Data is Critical to Fighting the Climate Crisis: Data Stewardship Can Put It...

To fight the climate crisis, data stewardship presents possible pathways to responsibly unlock the value of environmental data while also safeguarding against misuse.

Delhi’s Master Plan Ignores the City’s Fishers, But This is Not a First

While Delhi's Master Plan 2041 proposes green belts and parks along the Yamuna, it excludes those dependent on its resources: like Delhi’s 2,500 fishers.

Stories from Beggar’s Home: How the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act Of 1959 Criminalises...

To address the issue of begging in India justly, a new government vocabulary and responsibility surrounding destitution needs to be developed.
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The Many Controversies of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project

Missed out on why the Central Vista Redevelopment Project has been facing huge public outrage? Here is a quick recap of the project and the many controversies that surround it.

Behind the “Green” Rationale of Evictions

84,000 Indians were forced out of their homes for “ostensible environmental” reasons in 2020, but there may be more at play here than conservation measures.

The Hits and Misses of the Pusa Capsule, the Delhi Government’s Solution to Stubble...

As the Delhi Government pushes the Pusa decomposer as a successful alternative to stubble burning, New Delhi's farmers highlight its hits and misses.