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Urbanisation in South Asia : focus on mega cities / edited by R.P. Misra.

Contributor(s): Misra, R. P, 1930- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Delhi : Foundation Books, 2013Description: xxiii, 506 p. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788175966369 (hbk.) .Subject(s): Urbanization -- South Asia | Urbanization -- India | City planning -- South Asia | City planning -- IndiaDDC classification: 307.14160954 URB
Contents:
Introduction /​ R.P. Misra South Asia : land, people, and economy /​ R.P. Misra Historical roots of South Asian urbanisation /​ R.P. Misra Mumbai : the financial capital of India /​ K. Sita Delhi : growing problems of a growing megalopolis /​ Ashok Kumar Calcutta : the emergence of colonial settlement into megacity of the east /​ Monideep Chatterjee Chenna : a rural metropolis in search of modernity /​ T. Vasanthakumaran, R. Joseph, and R. Gunaselvam Hyderabad : from the feudal city to a hi-tech metropolis /​ Kalpana Markandey Bangalore : from garden city to Silicon Valley of India /​ N. Narayana Sastry Karachi : the commercial capital of Pakistan /​ Syed Jamil H. Kazmi, Mohammed Raza Mehdi, and Mudassar H. Arsalan Lahore : the cultural heart of Pakistan /​ Mubushar Hussain and Shaker Mahmood Mayo Kabul : a city in perpetual turmoil /​ Suresh Misra Dhaka : a mega city of persistence and change /​ Qazi Azizul Mowla Kathmandu : a city where tradition and modernity overwhelm each other /​ Kamlesh Misra and Brijesh Misra Thimphu : the city of peace and organic development /​ R.P. Misra, B. Thakur, and R.B. Singh Colombo : the primate city of Sri Lanka /​ R.P. Misra and P.S. Tiwari Male : island capital of an island nation /​ R.P. Misra and Anupam Pandey Beyond the present : vision of a new urban future /​ R.P. Misra.
Summary: South Asia is urbanising at a rapid pace and the problems arising due to urbanisation are serious indeed. The mega cities are the engines of economic growth; but, at the same time, they also lead to inequality, poverty and global warming. This book discusses the urban landscape of South Asia, with an emphasis on the role of mega cities in furthering socio-economic development in the region. It analyses the urban growth processes in the region in the context of regional geography, population growth, economic development and technological environment. Deliberating on the current urbanisation process, it tries to initiate a dialogue on how South Asian countries can learn from each other to resolve the problems specific to their region. Furthermore, the authors underline the policies that the national governments may follow in order to ensure organic development of the cities. The pragmatic suggestions made in the book would open new avenues for solving the problems associated with urbanisation. The book will appeal to graduate students and researchers of urban planning, architecture, urban geography, urban economics and urban sociology. It would also be of interest to agencies and institutions responsible for urban policy and planning at global, regional, national and local levels.
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Contributed articles.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction /​ R.P. Misra
South Asia : land, people, and economy /​ R.P. Misra
Historical roots of South Asian urbanisation /​ R.P. Misra
Mumbai : the financial capital of India /​ K. Sita
Delhi : growing problems of a growing megalopolis /​ Ashok Kumar
Calcutta : the emergence of colonial settlement into megacity of the east /​ Monideep Chatterjee
Chenna : a rural metropolis in search of modernity /​ T. Vasanthakumaran, R. Joseph, and R. Gunaselvam
Hyderabad : from the feudal city to a hi-tech metropolis /​ Kalpana Markandey
Bangalore : from garden city to Silicon Valley of India /​ N. Narayana Sastry
Karachi : the commercial capital of Pakistan /​ Syed Jamil H. Kazmi, Mohammed Raza Mehdi, and Mudassar H. Arsalan
Lahore : the cultural heart of Pakistan /​ Mubushar Hussain and Shaker Mahmood Mayo
Kabul : a city in perpetual turmoil /​ Suresh Misra
Dhaka : a mega city of persistence and change /​ Qazi Azizul Mowla
Kathmandu : a city where tradition and modernity overwhelm each other /​ Kamlesh Misra and Brijesh Misra
Thimphu : the city of peace and organic development /​ R.P. Misra, B. Thakur, and R.B. Singh
Colombo : the primate city of Sri Lanka /​ R.P. Misra and P.S. Tiwari
Male : island capital of an island nation /​ R.P. Misra and Anupam Pandey
Beyond the present : vision of a new urban future /​ R.P. Misra.

South Asia is urbanising at a rapid pace and the problems arising due to urbanisation are serious indeed. The mega cities are the engines of economic growth; but, at the same time, they also lead to inequality, poverty and global warming. This book discusses the urban landscape of South Asia, with an emphasis on the role of mega cities in furthering socio-economic development in the region. It analyses the urban growth processes in the region in the context of regional geography, population growth, economic development and technological environment. Deliberating on the current urbanisation process, it tries to initiate a dialogue on how South Asian countries can learn from each other to resolve the problems specific to their region. Furthermore, the authors underline the policies that the national governments may follow in order to ensure organic development of the cities. The pragmatic suggestions made in the book would open new avenues for solving the problems associated with urbanisation. The book will appeal to graduate students and researchers of urban planning, architecture, urban geography, urban economics and urban sociology. It would also be of interest to agencies and institutions responsible for urban policy and planning at global, regional, national and local levels.

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