November 26, 2018
How one Indian city cracked the problem of urban spread
Ahmedabad is using a century-old town-planning law to manage urban spread
November 01, 2018
How cities, not states, can solve the world's biggest problems
Cities channel creativity, connect human capital, and when well governed, drive growth
May 28, 2018
Night Lights Reveal A Lot About the Indian Economy
While Connaught Place in Delhi or Bandra in Mumbai generate annual GDP in excess of $120 million, that figure plunges to less than $20 million in the fringes of even the leading cities.
January 30, 2018
Webtool to Explore the Spatial Distribution of India's Urban Growth
IDFC Institute and Urban Expansion Observatory has developed a tool to explore urban growth across India
January 19, 2018
CLEAR/J-PAL South Asia hosts Kshitij Batra at a roundtable on data driven decision-making
Kshitij Batra, Junior Fellow at IDFC Institute, discussed his work on mapping India's urbanisation using geospatial data.
January 05, 2018
Launch of Our New Web-mapping Tool!
We have developed a new web-application that allows you to explore the spatial form of India's development over four decades!
September 16, 2017
Data quoted from IDFC work on estimating India's urbanisation
Data quoted in Livemint article from IDFC work on estimating India's urbanisation
September 01, 2017
Analysis of Satellite Imagery for Volume II of the Economic Survey 2017
Excerpts of our work on mapping India's urbanisation over four decades using satellite imagery that was included in Volume II of the Economic Survey released by the Union Ministry of Finance in August 2017.
October 13, 2016
What Globalisation & Urbanisation Mean for Cities
The seven types of global cities driving the world economy.
August 12, 2016
Responding to Rapid Urban Expansion
This Livemint blogpost argues that the challenges posed by urban sprawl can be better addressed by an institutional framework that establishes multi-scale governance.