The biggest challenge that confronts cities today is the intractable problem of automobile dependence. As the automobile dependence continues to grow, it is adversely affecting the quality of urban life. Congestion, unsafe roads and pollution remain their bane. Unless accompanied by policies to restrict the growth in car and motorised two-wheeler travel, cities will run hard only to stand still.
Despite a very small minority using cars in cities, the available road space and transport-related investments are getting locked up only to cater to them. Public transport, bicycles and pedestrian facilities used by the vast urban majority, especially the urban poor, remain neglected.MORE +
September 4-5, 2018
India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Transportation – mainly urban transportation -- accounts for 26 per cent of global carbon emissions. It is the only sector where carbon emissions continue to grow, adding to the climate change burden.
CSE’s clean air and urban mobility team organized a workshop ‘Our Right of Way: Walk and Cycle’ in New Delhi on March 22, 2012.MORE +
September 28-29, 2011, New DelhiMORE +
Published on Apr 19, 2016Anumita Roychowdury, Executive Director Policy and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment presents her Assessment of air quality management and action in Indian cities done by her team. She was talking at the International Conclave on the Right to Clean Air organised by Centre for Science and Environment on April 19.
The draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2020, will further dilute scrutiny over projects impacting the environment
The white, fluid substance that has fulfilled the nutritious needs of humans since nomadic times
CSE's study on affordability and economics of public transport in Indian cities, disseminated at the International Conclave on Low Carbon Mobility held on September 4–5, 2018 in New Delhi
The Delhi government has published a draft parking policy which, once notified and implemented, can have far-reaching impacts on the state of pollution and congestion in Delhi.
CSE's research on public transport crisis in the city, titled Waiting for the Bus, was well received by government agencies and triggered a public and political debate on the inadequacy of the bus services.