Category Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies

Rising Psychotropic Drug Chitta Addiction in Shimla Claiming Lives

Four young men died from an overdose of the psychotropic drug Chitta—three different synthetic, adulterated forms of heroin-diacetylmorphine—in two localities in Shimla in 10 days between the end of November to the beginning of December this year. All four were less than 25 years of age.
Clean Energy should Balance Livelihood and Ecology

Clean Energy should Balance Livelihood and Ecology

At the 27th Conference of Parties of the UN Climate Convention, or COP27, in Egypt, key documents highlighted how to meet the 2050 climate targets set in the Paris Summit. The Sharm El Sheikh Implementation Plan, VIII- Implementation-pathways to just transition, stresses the need for just solutions based on meaningful and effective social dialogue and the participation of all stakeholders with a clear focus on economic development and poverty eradication. This insight is critical to local clean ecology that supports communities and for which they must be fully onboard in decisions that affect them from the very beginning. 
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Day 3 Video: Disaster Resilient Housing and Built Environment: Imperatives for Better Policy, Planning and Sustainable Cities

#WebPolicyLearning | Disaster Resilient Housing and Built Environment | NIDM and IMPRI National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, and #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invite you…

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Power-focused Urban Design Alienates People

After being elected as Shimla's deputy mayor, I first removed the red and green lights outside the office. This ensured no-hindrance access to the office for the town's people to the office. Thus, promoting a culture of high accessibility that has existed in the state of Himachal Pradesh right since its formative days. Even the earlier chief ministers would meet the people directly, ensuring a better dialogue with them.
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Day 2 Video: Disaster Resilient Housing and Built Environment: Imperatives for Better Policy, Planning and Sustainable Cities

#WebPolicyLearning | Disaster Resilient Housing and Built Environment | NIDM and IMPRI National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, and #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invite you to…

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Day 1 Video: Disaster Resilient Housing and Built Environment: Imperatives for Better Policy, Planning and Sustainable Cities

#WebPolicyLearning | Disaster Resilient Housing and Built Environment | NIDM and IMPRI YouTube HQ Video:  National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, and #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute,…