Urbanization

October 31, 2016

Impacts of Globalization on Aged Population of India

Globalization along with industrialisation, urbanization and technological changes has affected all segments of population including aged persons everywhere. The positive and negative impacts of Globalization on older people can be summarized as follows: Positive Impacts Healthcare This is one of…

October 30, 2016

Various Factors Responsible for Urban Floods

This topic gets its importance from recent floods in Chennai, Srinagar and other parts of the country. Urban areas are centres of economic activities with have vital infrastructure. Damage to this infrastructure can have a bearing not only on the…

October 30, 2016

Environment Impacts of Urbanization on Lakes

Lakes are considered to be an important part of the urban ecosystem. They are relatively small in size, however performing significant environmental, social and economic functions, ranging from being a source of drinking water, recharging groundwater, acting as sponges to…

October 30, 2016

Megacities: Concept, Features & Challenges

United Nations had observed as late as in 2007 that humanity will reach a significant demographic milestone, wherein for the first time in history more people will live in cities than the countryside and by 2030, over 60% of people…

October 30, 2016

Smart City Programme

There is no universally accepted definition of a smart city and it may mean different things to different people. The concept of smart city can vary from people to people, city to city and country to country. The smart city…

October 30, 2016

Issues and Challenges to Urban Infrastructure in India

It has been observed that the growth of urban infrastructure does not match with the growth of urban population. Some striking facts about the challenges of urban infrastructure are as follows: Status of drinking water supply, public transportation, sewage and…

October 30, 2016

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is the application of computer, electronics, and communication technologies and management strategies in an integrated manner to provide traveller information to increase the safety and efficiency of the surface transportation systems. These systems involve vehicles, drivers,…

October 30, 2016

Short Essay: Urbanization and Women

Urbanization 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. Urbanization is a double edged sword for women. While…

October 29, 2016

Urbanization in 12th Plan Documents

The 12th five year plan documents have called cities as engines of economic growth and have also noted that urbanization is yet to accelerate as surging growth and employment in cities will prove to be a powerful magnet to attract…