Global Liveability Index: What makes for a good Indian city

In this episode, Ritul Gaur speaks to Varun Kaushik, Architect and Urban Planner about the latest Global Liveability Index 2022 by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

They discuss the causes behind Indian cities’ abysmally poor rankings, the categories it considers and the importance of this index for policymakers.

They also discuss the evolution of Indian cities, imitation from the west and the need for a new model for Indian cities.

Suggested Readings:

  1. Global Livability Index 2022: Bengaluru, ranked 146, scores least among Indian cities
  2. Ease of Living Index 2020: Bengaluru, Shimla adjudged best cities
  3. The Global Liveability Index 2022
  4. Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities (The MIT Press)

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