Through it's research and engagement with Indian cities, WRI India Sustainable Cities has put together a variety of city specific databases and analyses that researchers, practitioners, students and others might find informative and useful. This includes key charts and graphs from various WRI India Sustainable Cities reports. For more information regarding these data and analytics you can direct your queries to the contact person listed with the information or simply write to us at

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  • EMBARQ promotes the idea of a compact city, which begins at its smallest building block, which is the neighbourhood. A Neighbourhood Improvement Plan (NIP) therefore becomes a key mechanism to demonstrate compact city planning principles.

    This chart shows the NIP proposals for HSR Layout, developed by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA), a residential area for senior civil...

  • We've received several insightful and meaningful entries for the Data Visualization Challenge. Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU) has reviewed the entries that were received and has shortlisted the following entries in each category.  
    Most Insightful entry 
    1. ...
  •  In order to capitalize on the Metro Rail system and it's impact on the growth of the city, EMBARQ India has been working in collaboration with the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) in developing methodologies to help design and develop suitable public spaces and built environment around the metro stations.

    This chart shows a map of the focus area of the pilot project -...

  • Billions are invested in Indian cities and towns to ensure that urban infrastructure keeps pace with rapid expansion and population growth. The success of these investments depends on the capacity of urban policymakers and operational leaders to make the right choices and implement sustainable solutions. Yet, most cities find that they lack the necessary and institutional capacity to respond...

  • This project was undertaken to improve decision making processes in the urban transport sector by developing a framework for assessing governance and decision making based on principles of Transparency, Accountability, Participation, and enhanced Capacity, also called TAP-C.

    This diagram showcases two charts: The first one shows the levels of governance in transport sector, while the...


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