February 1, 2017: Empanelled as a national training institution for town planning by the Ministry of Urban Development since March 2016, WRI India has been leading capacity building initiatives under the purview of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Paris, France hosted the International Conference on National Urban Policies this month. Photo by Metro Centric / Flickr An expanding body of research shows that cities are truly the nexus of the global agenda. But as cities have been recognized as key to a host of global aims, it has become increasingly complex to parse through priorities, processes and international mandates. In this, however, officials and others are starting to identify a powerful tool: national urban policies.