Cities and Urbanization

India is building a high-tech sustainable city from scratch

An aerial view of a central district of Mumbai December 22, 2006. As global firms and some of their overseas staff flock to India to tap opportunities in its burgeoning economy, premium residential rents in cities like Mumbai and the capital, New Delhi, are going through the roof. Add a rising number of high-income Indian professionals and a shift to a nuclear family from the traditional extended one, and the number of people looking for good homes is pushing rents to levels seen in the more desirable parts of London and New York. Picture taken December 22, 2006.       To match feature INDIA-PROPERTY/RENT       REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) - GM1DUHLUQQAA

Andhra Pradesh has enlisted Norman Foster to help redesign its capital city, Amaravati. Image: REUTERS/Arko Datta

Emma Charlton
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Amaravati’s proposed legislature building.
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Amaravati envisioned as modern and sustainable.
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