Urbanisation in South Asia: Focus on Mega Cities

By: R.P. Misra (Ed.)

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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 socioeconomic 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.Printed Pages: 530.

Title: Urbanisation in South Asia: Focus on Mega Cities

Author Name: R.P. Misra (Ed.)

Categories: India, Urban Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2012

ISBN: 817596636X

ISBN 13: 9788175966369

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101509

Keywords: Urbanisation in South Asia: Focus on Mega Cities R.P. Misra (Ed.)