Challenges of Urbanization in the 21st Century (In 5 Volumes)

By: Kalpana Markandey, B. Srinagesh & Ashok Kumar Lonavath (

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This series on Challenges of Urbanization in the 21st Century is a five volume compendium that contains the articles presented at the 11th Asian Urbanization Conference, held at Hyderabad, India in collaboration with the US-based Asian Urban Research Association. The First Volume- Amenities and Facilities in Urban areas deals with the presence or a lack of Amenities and Facilities in Urban Areas across a cross -section of space. Infrastructure, educational facilities, transport and traffic, modelling, designing and redesigning of these facilities and amenities form the core of this book. The micro and macro spatial scales, rural urban contrasts and 'Divides' in access are also highlighted. The Second Volume- Facets of Urban Environment: Water, Health, Poverty Slums and Pollution deals with topics as diverse as Water Woes and management, Quality of environment, Disadvantages of expansion, Health Issues and Pollution. Environmental issues span the frame from human activities like mining, to the encroachment of wetlands by urban areas. Role of NGOs in bringing about sustainable environment and the concern shown for maternal health make interesting reading. The Third Volume on Planning and Governance various aspects of city sustainability, governance and management. Issues relate to Special Economic Zones, Peri urban areas, transitions of villages to towns, urban demographics as they pose challenges to governance, contested urban spaces, urban planning shifts, urban governance reforms, modelling urban growth and environmental management apart globalization, liberalization and urbanization, land use and physical environment besides others. The Fourth Volume on Urbanization and Urban Growth discusses topics as diverse as Land Use and Land Cover, Demographics, Spatiality in Urbanization, Urban Impact on Economy and Sustainable Urbanization, gentrification, media and development, role of Indian Judiciary in Urban Development. The Fifth Volume on Marginalization and Exclusion in Urban Spaces discusses topics like spatial pattern of slums, quality of life in slums, use of technology in slum improvement, women and children in slums, amelioration of slum habitat and use of technology for the same. While some studies are of a largely descriptive nature, others are analytical and yet other fringe on being predictive in nature. Issues range from detection of slums to governance and modelling. Printed Pages: Printed Pages: In 5 Volumes Set

Title: Challenges of Urbanization in the 21st Century (In 5 Volumes)

Author Name: Kalpana Markandey, B. Srinagesh & Ashok Kumar Lonavath (

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2013

ISBN: 8180699471

ISBN 13: 9788180699474

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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