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How Urban Design Could Help Reduce Rape in India

Delhi's avoidance of mixed-use development patterns isn't helping matters. 

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New Delhi's Urban Megapark Will Be 50 Percent Larger Than Central Park

A first glimpse at the new plan.

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Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

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Incredible Flood Damage Across Northern India

At least 120 are dead in one of the worst monsoon seasons on record.

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Amid Soaring Car Crashes, India Offers Free Treatment to Victims

The program will require 51 hospitals to accept injured patients without questions or money up front.

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Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

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Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India

A "classic example of copy-pasting a first world solution in an emerging economy."

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Why India's Obsession With 'Getting Things Done' Should Matter to Urban Planners

Skirting the rules to get a problem fixed runs deep in India's culture. Does it make it difficult to nurture law-and-order institutions?

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Urban Planning's Role in Making India Safer for Women

A month after a gruesome gang rape, New Delhi takes aim at the lowest-hanging fruit: Improving public spaces.

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'I Pledge to Walk Alone': Activists Demand Safer Cities for Women in India

Pressing for a deeper change in gender attitudes.

Mapping India's Rape Problem

In the wake of the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, a look at the country through rape statistics.

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'Criminals Should Be Punished'

Protesters gathered across India's cities to demand justice and security for women.

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India's Optimist

Urban India is not known for its orderliness. But Bish Sanyal says there's reason to be hopeful.

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In India's Cities, Separation Doesn't Mean Safety for Women

Women-only trains and taxis may only be reinforcing the threat of sexual violence in places like Gurgaon.

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A Love Letter to the Delhi Metro

A warm reminder of just how well the international citizenship of public transit translates.

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The Growing Inequality of Home Building in India

Cities are building more houses than ever, but they are priced out of reach for the poor.

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India's Quixotic Quest to End Human-Hauled Sewage

Hand-emptied toilets could be outlawed, but they're not likely to disappear any time soon.

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Why India's Massive Power Outages Get Fixed More Quickly Than D.C.'s

India's lights are back on within hours, not days.

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What India's Massive Power Outage Looks Like

Due to a massive grid failure, half of India's population is without power.