Urbanisation in India: challenges,opportunities and the way forward
Contributor(s): Ahluwalia, Isher Judge [Editor] | Kanbur, Ravi [Editor] | Mohanty, P.K [Editor].Publisher: New Delhi Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2014Description: xx, 337 p.ISBN: 9788132117759.Subject(s): Urbanization - India | Urban policy - India | City planning - India | Sustainable urban development - IndiaDDC classification: 307.760954 Summary: Contents Section I Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Sustainability Section II Finance and Governance Section III Inclusion and Governance Index (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book243389?prodTypes=any&imprint=%22SAGE%20India%22&sortBy=defaultPubDate%20desc&fs=1#tabview=title)
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Urban areas are integral to India’s growth and development, accounting for around two-thirds of the country’s GDP. Analysing India’s rapidly expanding process of urbanisation, the book identifies the key challenges and opportunities and proposes suitable managerial and policy reforms. It addresses critical issues and puts forth suggestions for better planning financing alternatives and, most importantly, better governance for improved service delivery and affordable housing. Divided thematically into three sections, the volume takes into account the important facets of urbanisation, including the state of urban infrastructure and planning in India with due attention to sustainability, the role of finance in urban development and its dependence on governance, and methods to generate good governance in public institutions, and the impact on housing and climate change.
The 11 essays included in this book have been written by leading analysts and practitioners, who propose critical reforms and policy interventions. The volume will be indispensable to students and scholars of urban economics, development studies, urban planning, business practitioners, policymakers as well as the informed general reader.
Section I Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Sustainability
Section II Finance and Governance
Section III Inclusion and Governance