Urban planning

October 3: World Habitat Day 2022

The World Habitat Day 2022 is observed on October 3. Key facts The World Habitat Day is observed on the first Monday of October. The purpose of this initiative is to promote the fundamental right to have adequate shelter. The ..



NITI Aayog suggests to build 500 ‘healthy cities’

NITI Aayog released its “Building Urban Planning Capacity in India” on September 16, 2021. About the report The ‘Building Urban Planning Capacity in India’ report comprises of a set of recommendations on several aspects of urban planning like: Interventions for ..


Cabinet approves MoC between India & Japan on Sustainable Urban Development

Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Sustainable Urban Development between India and Japan by suspending the existing MoU of 2007 on Urban Development. How MoC will be implemented? To implement and strategize programmes on cooperation under MoC, a ..


NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar Panel to reform Urban Planning Education System

The NITI Aayog recently constituted a 14-member panel to reform the urban planning education system. The panel is to be headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. The other members of the panel are Amitabh Kant, CEO of ..


UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in India

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 with the objective to promote creative aspects of various cities around the world; and to nurture and sustain their cultural traditions. UCCN Cities The member cities that form part of the ..

2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

The World Cities Day (WCD) is observed every year on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development ..