Monday, October 3, 2011

Urbanization, Urban India and Metropolitan Cities in India.

via The Free Library

The present book is an attempt to study the process of urban growth, urban development constraints, urban policies and strategies to produce an integrated rural-urban model of urban development in India. It is a collection of essays by the author, Dr. V. Nath, a geographer by training, a practicising development economist, policy maker and analyst, who had written these essays over a period of about 45 years during his diverse job and life experiences in India and abroad. The essays provide the reader a comprehensive understanding of the urban development trends, processes, problems, scenarios and strategies for a balanced rural-urban growth. Since these essays are written by an expert, they provide an added value of giving an incisive and critical account of 50 years of urban development and metropolitan planning in India.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section deals with urban development and urban process in India. It contains 7 chapters (chapters 1-7). In this section the author has discussed the principle processes of urban development, looked into newer concepts of urban growth and suggested new approaches like an integrated growth concept of rural and urban areas with corridor development approach and integrated urban fringe development to achieve a balanced state of urban development in Indian cities. The second section deals with metropolitan India and contains 11 chapters (Chapters 8-18). In this section the author has raised specific problem-oriented issues like poverty, housing shortages and infrastructure inadequacies experienced by our few major metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkota and Chennai. The author also highlights a few ideal city models such as that of Bangalore, which needs to be replicated in order to achieve the same level of urbanization and efficiency. Regional planning and Master Plan for large metro cities is also suggested for integrated development of rural and urban areas.

New Delhi, photo by wili_hybrid
Delhi, photo by Carol Mitchell

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