Urbanization: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

2017 United Nations’s World Cities Day (WCD)

Published: October 31, 2017

The United Nations’s World Cities Day (WCD) is observed on October 31 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 around the world. This year, in 2017, the United Nations has selected the theme “Innovative ..

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2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

Published: November 1, 2019

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 around the world. The 2019 theme “Changing the world: innovations and a better life for ..

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Causes of Urban Floods in India

Published: October 30, 2016

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 ..

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Definition of Towns, Urban Agglomerations and Tier Cities in India

Published: October 29, 2016

The term “urban” is used in demographic as well as sociological sense. In demographic sense, the urban areas are defined as per population, population density or other such quantifiable criteria. In sociological sense, heterogeneity, inter-dependence, quality of life etc. are focused. In rural societies, the social bonds are based on close personal ties of family, ..

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Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-14: From Competitive Federalism To Competitive Sub-Federalism: Cities As Dynamos

Published: February 14, 2017

In this chapter, the survey has focussed on “urbanization” and “competitive sub-federalism” with respect to cities and districts of the country. It has also discussed the challenges faced by Urban local bodies. The summary of this chapter is as follows: Need to study the changing dynamics of urbanization There is a need to study the ..

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