Energy planning around the US

Ten years ago, in January 2006, MGE released its Energy 2015 plan after holding two dozen “community energy conversations” with ratepayers. The Madison utility’s goals included shuttering part of the coal-fired Blount Street power plant Downtown, built in 1903, and converting the rest to natural gas fuel. That was completed

Handbook of Urban Statistics released

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who released the "Handbook of Urban Statistics" today, expressed confidence that the publication will serve as a valuable tool in the hands of policy makers, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders in urban development. The Handbook, which was released at a function held here,

Resilience insight: 12 cities assessment

This report presents a comprehensive framework for measuring the resilience of cities to a broad spectrum of shocks and stresses; from the sudden impact of flooding to the longer term process of urbanisation. The objective of the framework is to support international disaster reduction priorities such as the Sendai Framework

Government gives nod to urban planning pact with Singapore

The government today gave its nod to an agreement with Singapore for cooperation in the field of urban planning and governance. "The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its ex-post facto approval to an MoU  between India and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) on cooperation in urban planning

India to start small development projects in Afghanistan

India on Monday conveyed to Afghanistan its intent to stay engaged with Afghanistan, the war-torn country, stating its decision to commence almost 100 small development projects. Though none of the projects are as high profile as the Afghan Parliament building that India is constructing in Kabul, the new commitments underline India’s