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 the major benefits to the old age as healthcare has become more efficient. The treatments […]

Causes of Urban Floods in India

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 country but also globally. Major cities such as Mumbai in 2005 and Chennai recently have […]

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 control flooding, supporting biodiversity and providing livelihoods. Also the water from the lakes acts as […]

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 will live in cities. The growth rate is particularly rapid in many of the so-called […]

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 mission of Government of India focuses on promoting the cities that provide core institutional, physical, […]

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 solid waste management is much lower than desired. No city has fully covered 24×7 water […]

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, passengers, road operators, and managers all interacting with each other and the environment, and linking […]

Strategies for Integration and Inclusion of Migrants in urban areas

Migration which generally happens from rural to urban areas is very much conducive for urban areas due to various benefits it offers such as labour and skills. However, there are many challenges which migrants face when coming to urban areas.  Migration is largely treated as an issue of governance rather than one of development. World […]

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 on one hand it brings a bag full of opportunities- economic, political, social, liberty, literacy, […]