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Urban Development and Management

S.S. Dhaliwal (Author) S L Goel (Author)
Synopsis With the growing urbanisation and industrialisation, the challenges facing our cities have also increased. Although the government has been undertaking several initiatives to solve the various problems, the challenges are immense. Ultimately, it is not only through government’s policies and actions, but also through the committed actions and initiatives of the community and individuals, who will refuse to turn the magnitude of the problem into an excuse for inaction, that the problems of our cities can be resolved and our cities can become clean and green havens. The present book, titled as, "Urban Development and Management, has been divided into 16 chapters, and deals with existing, emerging and future problems faced by urban local-self government and come out with constructive suggestions, which can make the life of the people in the city enjoyable in all aspects. Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation rightly remarks in his foreword to this : "Urban Development and Management" is written by eminent scholars, suggests the ways a city of 21 century can be socially just, categorically sustainable, politically participatory, economically viable and really capable of meeting future needs. They have approached the issue in a very systematic and scientific manner, supported by charts, tables, graphs and their analysis presents a practical viewpoint. It forms a very simple reading, yet it has broached technical issues of planning, organization, coordination and control, using the case study method. The book would be of great use to scholars and administrators of municipal administration, policy-makers, planners, as well as students.
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About the authors

S.S. Dhaliwal

Dr. S.S. Dhaliwal, Ph.D., is an alumnus of Punjab University. He is presently engaged in the implementation of the urban poverty alleviation schemes in the State of Punjab. He has the distinction of serving in different local bodies and has the first hand knowledge of the urban areas. These may be with regard to Reforms, or Slum Improvement, or Urban Infrastructure Development, or their working, etc. His vast experience in the urban management has enabled him to analyze the issues and problems of the urban local bodies. The present book is the result of the reflections and interest in urban affairs management. He has delivered lectures and has attended seminars in different institutions and universities on different subjects relating to urban management. He has also organized a large number of training programmes for municipal personnel. During his visits abroad, he has studied the local government system in order to suggest improvements in the affairs of our urban local bodies. IT is his endeavour to make the urban local bodies viable, efficient, democratic, transparent, and accountable and an institution of Good Governance.

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S L Goel

Dr. S.L. Goel, Emeritus Fellow UGC at Panjab University, and an eminent social scientist has been teaching Public Administration and Political Science for over thses decades. He has been a member of University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi, Distance Education Council and a member of All India Board of Management under All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi. His field of specialisation is Public Administration and Management. He has been advisor to Himachal Pradesh and Haryana Health Departments under their USAID Programme. He has written a number of books on Management and Public Administration, foreign students for Doctoral research as well as conducted a large number of training programmes for senior administrators. He has been an elected member of the Senate of P.U., Chandigarh form 1984-88. He is widely traveled in India and Abroad. He was Chairman for UGC IXth Plan Allocation for the Universities in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and Co-Chairman for Maharashtra. North-East Universities as well as with some Central Universities. He was Convenor UGC Tth Plan Committee for Jama Milia University, New Delhi, Chitarkoot University, Chitarkoot, Rajasthan University, Jaipur and all Colleges of Delhi University. He was a member of Xth Plan Committee at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 2003. As a member of UGC, he was associated with a number of Programmes like Academic Staff associated with a number of Programmes like Academic Staff Colleges, Special Assistance Programme, Autonomous Colleges, where he contributed substantially. He has also published more than thirty books on other areas. He has been a Visiting Professor and a consultanat at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He visited USSR under Indo-cultural Exchange Programme. He has also served as Professor of Public Administration at Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh and in the capacity directed a number of Executive Development Rogrammes meant for Senior Civil Servants. He visited D.R. of Korea, Japan, Hongkong to study the system of Education. He was in Hungary, Switzerland, France, Italy and U.K. to study the health care system in these countries during the summer of 1999.

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Bibliographic information

Title Urban Development and Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176293741
length xviii+430p.