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Publisher:Concept Publishing Company
Published In:2007
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.59 lbs
Pages:pp. xxvi + 396, Figures, Tables, Maps, Index, References, Notes, Annexure, Acknowledgement

The Title "Urbanization, Urban Development and Metropolitan Cities in India 1st Published" is written by V. Nath. This book was published in the year 2007. The ISBN number 8180694127|9788180694127 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Published edition. This book has total of pp. xxvi + 396 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Concept Publishing Company. Urbanization, Urban Development and Metropolitan Cities in India 1st Published is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

This Book is a collection of essays by Dr. V. Nath, former Chief of Urban and Regional Planning at the Planning Commission. He wrote these essays as India was urbanizing since Independence until more recent times when India is experiencing a state of restructured and globalised economy. It includes discussion on myriad aspect of urbanization and metropolitization with special emphasis on trends and reasons for rapid urbanization; concentration of urban population in cities and mega cities; emergence of rurban corridors as priority areas of urban growth; role of cities as vehicles of economic growth and modernization; urban poverty and growth of slums. Several essays focus on changing spatial structure of the cities : the old model, the emerging model and the need for a new model to encompass the outward spatial growth engulfing villages around it and the growth of slums along side the central city. The focus is also on lack of urban renewal, slow or half-hearted implementation of the plans for growth of cities, politicization of municipal bodies, insufficient investment for expansion in provision of services like water supply, sewerage and roads. It gives hope for the future due to improvement in urban Management and the activist's role played by the judicial system-the courts-and several civil society organizations. The book is especially A Good reading who wants to peep into the processes of Indian urbanization with policy implications and hence suitable for urbanalogists, urban planners and students with interests in India's urban and metropolitization problems.

About the Author

Dr. V. Nath spent his entire career as a development economist in India, the Middle East and Africa. Born in Lahore on July 14, 1923, Dr. Nath trained as a geographer and economist. After a Master in Geography from Government College, Lahore in 1946, he was a Whitbeck fellow at the University of Wisconsin and received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Maryland in 1949. Dr. Nath joined the Indian Planning Commission. In 1957, Dr. Nath joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as part of its Rajasthan cadre. Dr. Nath re-joined the Planning Commission in 1963.

In 1966, Dr. Nath was deputized to the UNDP and began his UN service as a Professor of Economic and Social Development in Kuwait. Later assignments included Development Planning positions in Sierra Leone and Gambia.

Dr. Nath spent a year as a Visiting Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, and, after retiring from the UNDP, he spent two years as a Visiting Scholar at Boston University.

Returning to India in 1986, Dr. Nath was attached to the Center of Policy Research and continued his writing until his passing on September 10, 2002.


Introduction/Prof. S.K. Aggarwal

1. Urbanization in India with Special Reference to Growth of Cities (1901-1951) :
i. Pattern of Urbanization
ii. Growth of Cities
iii. Causes of Urbanization
iv. The Costs of Urbanization
v. The Prospect for Urbanization
vi. Growth Trends
vii. Understanding Urbanization

2. Urbanization in India : Retrospect and Prospect :
i. Growth of the Urban Population
ii. The Spatial Pattern of Urbanization
iii. Resources for Urban Development
iv. The Problem of the Four Giant Cities

3. Urbanization and Urban Development in India : Some Policy Issues :
i. Introduction
ii. Urbanization; Trends and Projections, 1961 -2001
iii. Problems Relating to the Urban Environment
iv. Need for Policy-related Studies
v. Conclusion

4. Integrated Rural and Urban Development : A Strategy for Spatial Development in India :
i. Introduction
ii. The Policy Background
iii. Principal Rural-Urban Socio-Economic Interactions
iv. Areas of High Rural-Urban Interaction
v. Principal Factors Contributing to Increase in Rural-Urban
v. Interaction
vi. The Prospect : Probable Effects of Economic Liberalization Policies
vii. Recommendations

5. Cities, Suburbs, the Region and Hinterland :
i. Plans for City and Suburban Areas
ii. The Metropolitan Region
iii. The Role of Peripheral Region in Urban Development
iv. The Concept of Hinterland
v. Small Towns are 'Tributaries' of Metropolitan Cities
vi. Cities and Towns as Service Centers

6. Rurban Corridors and Industrial Development in India :
i. Rurban Corridors : The Concept and Examples
ii. Developed Corridors
iii. Advantages of Rurban Corridors
iv. Conditions for Development of Rurban Corridors
v. The Coastal Gujarat-Maharashtra Corridor
vi. The Punjab-Haryana-Western Uttar Pradesh Corridor
vii. The Bihar-West Bengal Corridor
viii. Mini Corridors
ix. Incipient Corridors
x. Concluding Remarks

7. Planning for Urban Growth : A Review of the First Three Plans with a 2001 Post Script for Urban Growth :
i. Urbanization in India
ii. Projections of Growth
iii. Urban Development in the Plans
iv. Analysis of Location of New Industrial Units
v. Expansion of Services
vi. Trends in Urbanisation : A Summary
vii. Trends in Industrial Location and Urban Growth in the Advanced Industrial Countries
viii. Effects in India: Growth of Peripheral Regions and Emergence of Agro-Industrial Regions
ix. Planning for Urban Growth : The Regional Approach
x. A 2001 Post Script: Further Thoughts on Urban Growth

8. Metropolitan Cities : Vehicles of Modernization and Shelter for the Rural Poor :
i. Cities as Political and Commercial Centres
ii. Social Profile of Slum Residents
iii. Social Spectrum of Metropolitan Population
iv. Backwards Linkages of Urban Poverty
v. Economics of Slum Improvement
vi. Investment Needs for Metropolitan Development
vii. Economic Priorities of Urban Infrastructure
viii. Municipal Finance and Personal Management in Metropolitan Cities
ix. Creation of a Cadre of Executives of Municipal Corporations

9. Problems of Metropolitan Cities in India :
i. The Role of Metropolitan Cities
ii. Types of Migrants
iii. Living Conditions of the Migrants
iv. Planning for Metropolitan Cities
v. Planning for Mumbai
vi. Planning for Delhi
vii. Financial Resources of Municipal Bodies
viii. Improving Management of Corporations
ix. Outlook for the Future and Recommendations

10. Poverty in the Metropolitan Cities of India :
i. Definition and Incidence of Poverty
ii. Alleviation of Poverty and Reducing Disparities in Income and Consumption
iii. Social and Spatial Dimensions of Poverty
iv. The Eighth Five Year Plan : 1992-97
v. Deficiency of Data
vi. Prospect and Recommendations

11. A Strategy for Reducing Poverty in India's Large Metropolitan Cities :
i. Introduction
ii. The Urban Poor
iii. Definitions : Poverty and Slums
iv. Location of Slums in Delhi
v. Location of Slums in Mumbai
vi. Home Areas of the Slum Dwellers
vii. Strategy for Reducing the Number of Slum Dwellers
viii. A Servant-less Society
ix. The Future
x. Concluding Remarks

12. Spatial and Socio-Economic Dynamics of Delhi's Emergence from a Medium Sized City to Megalopolis : 1947-2000 :
i. Delhi Before 1947
ii. New Delhi
iii. In-filling of Delhi during World War II and Post- 1947
iv. South, West and North Delhi : Land and Building Development
v. Unauthorized Colonies
vi. Delhi - East of the Yamuna
vii. The Satellite Cities
viii. Delhi as a Tourist Center
ix. Delhi as an Information Technology Center
x. The Twin City Model and Delhi's Transformation into a Megalopolis
xi. Growing Irrelevance of the Twin City Model
xii. Metropolitan Prospects of Delhi : Constraints and Priorities
xiii. Unsuitability of High-rise Buildings
xiv. Pollution Abatement for Healthy Living
xv. Adequate Electricity and Water Supplies
xvi. Ensuring Security of Life and Property
xvii. Prospects for the Decade 2000-2010

13. Planning for Delhi before and after 1947 : The Emerging Pressures and Priorities :
i. The Planning for Urban Growth
ii. The Three Phases of Evolution of Delhi
iii. Population Growth, 1939-45
iv. The Era of Frenetic Construction : 1947-70
v. Planning for Delhi in Independent India
vi. Implementation of the Plan
vii. The Second Master Plan 1981-2001
viii. The Regional Plan, National Capital Region 2001
ix. Redevelopment of Shahjahanabad and New Delhi
x. Review and Prospect
xi. Goals for Planned Growth

14. The Changing Face of A South Delhi Residential Colony :
i. The Process of Urban Deterioration in Delhi
ii. A Well Planned Colony in Southwest Delhi
iii. House Design and Locational Advantages : A House to Live in and a House to Live on
iv. Why Decay Occurred so soon in Delhi?

15. Need for a New Model of Indian Metropolitan City :
i. Contrasts in Urban Growth
ii. Mumbai
iii. Delhi
iv. Kolkata
v. Present Trends in Urban Renewal and Decongestion
vi. Benign Features of Cities in South India
vii. The Twin City Model - and Delhi's Transformation into a Megalopolis
viii. Octopus Model for Urban Growth in India
ix. Other Investment Needs for Ideal Functioning of a Metropolitan City
x. Conclusion

16. Regional Planning for Large Metropolitan Cities : A Case Study of the National Capital Region :
i. The Region and the Institutional Structures of Planning
ii. NCR Planning Board
iii. Other Structures for Urban Planning
iv. The Draft Regional Plan 2001
v. Perspective Plan 2001 for Delhi
vi. Sectoral Development Programmes
vii. Costs and Finance
viii. Prospects of Financing
ix. Need For a Financial Plan
x. Cost-Benefit Studies of Major Projects and Regional Growth Studies
xi. Management Structures for the NCR
xii. An Evaluation of the DRP Two Noteworthy Omissions
xiii. The Strategy of Dispersal of Growth
xiv. Dispersal of Distributive Trades
xv. Conclusion
xvi. Further Steps in the Planning Process

17. Master Plans for Metropolitan Growth Management : Five Case Studies in India :
i. Basic Elements of Long-term Planning
ii. Appropriateness of Medium-Term Time frame
iii. Kolkata Metropolitan District (CMD) Plan 1966-1985
iv. Kolkata's Catalogue of Problems
v. CMPO - A New Planning Initiative
vi. Needed : The Second KMDA Mater Plan
vii. MUMBAI : Initial Momentum must be regained by Bombay Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA) Plan
viii. Chennai : Satisfactory Policies for Industrial Location without a Plan
ix. PUNE : Good Management of Industrial and Urban Growth
x. Hyderabad : Old Problems and New Challenges
xi. Planning for Mega-City Growth : Review and Concluding Remarks
xii. Problems of Urban Renewal
xiii. Limitations and Need for Planning

18. The Politics of Metropolitan Cities :
i. Cities as Industrial Nurseries
ii. Politics and Urban Centers Before 1947
iii. Urban Growth and Municipal Services
iv. Attractions of Metropolitan Life
v. Change and Crises after World War II 1939-45
vi. Contours of Metropolitan politics in Developed and Developing Countries
vii. Western Mayors Keep the Cities Running
viii. Radical Change in Urban Politics in India
ix. City Politics as an Appendage to South India
x. Populist Policies, Reversal in South India
xi. Delhi Scenario
xii. Conclusions and Recommendation