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Urbanisation in South Asia: Focus on Mega Cities

R.P. Misra (Editor)

The book examines the history, population growth, civic services, infrastructure , planning and urbanisation of South Asia. The concern is to study how the mega cities that are vital for economic growth can be managed efficiently, income and unemployment opportunities they generate can be spread across sections and the policies under which they operate can be made environmentally sensitive. With numerous illustrations, the scholars here discuss issues relating to local governance, finance, housing, slums and water scarcity by focusing on the mega cities of the region. The authors point out that the problems of the megacities in the countries of South Asia are similar and emanate from a common history of human settlements. They are successful in forwarding an alternative urban strategy to solve problems of urbanisation with particular reference to mega cities.

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About the author

R.P. Misra

Prof. R.P. Misra, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Allahabad and Chief Technical advisor of the united Nations, is a well-known development planner and Gandhian scholar. He founded the Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore in 1971 and remained its director until 1979. he was the vice-director of the UN Centre for Regional Development, Japan (1979-84). Most recently (2002-04), he was Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow of Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Nnew Delhi. He began his academic life as a social geographer; then he moved to the field of Development Planning and finally arrived at Gandhian studies. Editor of Anasakti Daarshan, an international journal of non-violence-in-action. He has authored and edited over fifty seminal books.

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Title Urbanisation in South Asia: Focus on Mega Cities
Author R.P. Misra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.08.2013
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788175966369
length xxiii+506p., Illustrations; Maps; 24cm.