Category Insights

Insights, a blog published by IMPRI.

Financing Urban Projects

Budget proposals bode well for the infrastructure sector. However, unless the Government’s plan is backed by institutional reforms, we will not be able to exploit the true potential of urbanization.
smart cities

India’s Cities need to be Sustainable, not Smart

Aravind Unni, Jasmine Singh and Tikender Singh Panwar How Modi government’s flagship missions have irreparably damaged urban governance frameworks and put people at the periphery On June 25, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) completed six years of its launch. Positioned…

COVID-19: What will our Post-Pandemic Habitat be?

Tikender Singh Panwar What will our post-pandemic habitat be? It is a question that demands attention from planners, architects, and governance structures alike. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the hollowness of an already corroding system, merely becoming the proverbial final…