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Inside the Transforming Urban Asia: Processes, Policies and Public Actions

Darshini Mahadevia (Editor)
Synopsis This book is collection of articles on the rapid ongoing transformations within the Asian cities in the period when Asia is rising economically. It is about the processes of these transformations, State Policy in support of these transformations, exclusions and inclusions in therein and contestations and resistance by those getting adversely affected by the changes in urban space. While there are dramatic changes in the city structure and improvement in infrastructure in the Asian cities, there are also serve exclusions observed as in case of Indian cities or increase in equities and unwinding of former inclusive processes as in case of Chinese cities. The articles in the book look at the visions of city development, infrastructure development and investments, financing, spatial segmentation and land politics as a consequence of real estate based lobby's pressure or real economic growth policies, emerging inequities, role of state, changing practices of governance and new social movements and resistance to displacements by whose life space is being threatened by the transformations in the Asian cities.
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About the author

Darshini Mahadevia

Dr. Darshini Mahadevia teaches at School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad on subjects such as planning theory, housing and environment. Dr. Mahadevia has researched and published in edited books and journals on urban studies, human development and gender development. She has been a visiting fellow at University of California, Los Angeles and McGill University, Montreal and has participated in number of international collaborative research projects and has been recipient of fellowship of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Asian Scholarship Foundation (funded by the Ford Foundation). Dr. Mahadevia is currently engaged in comparative research on Asian Cities in context of globalisation.

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Title Inside the Transforming Urban Asia: Processes, Policies and Public Actions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180695743
length xxx+650p., Tables; 13 Photographs; Figures; Maps.