Governance of Megacities

Fractured Thinking, Fragmented Setup

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ISBN:

9780199454136

Publication date:

17/11/2014

Hardback

372 pages

225.0x150.0mm

Price: 895.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199454136

Publication date:

17/11/2014

Hardback

372 pages

225.0x150.0mm

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

This book traces the evolution of urban and metropolitan governance in India and examines the key aspects related to urban dynamics such as urban and regional planning, economic competitiveness, infrastructure and land management, environmental sustainability, as well as the challenges in resource mobilization and metropolitan governance. 

Suitable for: Libraries as well as departments, institutions and research centres working on urban studies or development studies. 

Rights:  World Rights

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

Description

Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad—five of the largest Indian megacities—are the economic and commercial engines for modern India. These metropolitan regions serve as magnets of migration, resulting in explosive growth of the core cities and their urban agglomerations. Yet arrangements for governance of these metropolitan regions are fractured and sterile.    Based on extensive comparative data on demographics, economy, infrastructure, society, environment, political character, and institutions for governance, this book introduces megacities in the Indian context and explains how urbanization has rarely been at the core of the Indian planning regime.    The book is driven by the conviction that in the current era of globalization, India urgently needs a political vision for the role of its metropolitan regions, as it is projected that the largest number of people will be added to the urban areas. It emphasizes the need for proper regional planning instead of an amorphous collection of municipalities, and an appropriate, politically mandated governance setup. 

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
 
1. Definitions and Demographics
2. Planning for the Metropolitan Region: The Indian Experience
3. Metropolitan Regions: Is There a Governance System Now?
4. Infrastructure and Services
5. Land Management
6. Energy, Ecology, and Environment
7. Economy, Livelihoods, and People
8. Resource Mobilization
9. Tasks and Challenges
10. Megacity Governance: The International Experience
11. Towards an Alternative Entity for Metropolitan Governance
 
Postscript
 
City Statistical Appendices
Appendix A.1 Mumbai
Appendix A.2 Kolkata
Appendix A.3 Bangalore
Appendix A.4 Chennai
Appendix A.5 Hyderabad
 
References
Index 

About the Author 

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan

Description

Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad—five of the largest Indian megacities—are the economic and commercial engines for modern India. These metropolitan regions serve as magnets of migration, resulting in explosive growth of the core cities and their urban agglomerations. Yet arrangements for governance of these metropolitan regions are fractured and sterile.    Based on extensive comparative data on demographics, economy, infrastructure, society, environment, political character, and institutions for governance, this book introduces megacities in the Indian context and explains how urbanization has rarely been at the core of the Indian planning regime.    The book is driven by the conviction that in the current era of globalization, India urgently needs a political vision for the role of its metropolitan regions, as it is projected that the largest number of people will be added to the urban areas. It emphasizes the need for proper regional planning instead of an amorphous collection of municipalities, and an appropriate, politically mandated governance setup. 

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Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
 
1. Definitions and Demographics
2. Planning for the Metropolitan Region: The Indian Experience
3. Metropolitan Regions: Is There a Governance System Now?
4. Infrastructure and Services
5. Land Management
6. Energy, Ecology, and Environment
7. Economy, Livelihoods, and People
8. Resource Mobilization
9. Tasks and Challenges
10. Megacity Governance: The International Experience
11. Towards an Alternative Entity for Metropolitan Governance
 
Postscript
 
City Statistical Appendices
Appendix A.1 Mumbai
Appendix A.2 Kolkata
Appendix A.3 Bangalore
Appendix A.4 Chennai
Appendix A.5 Hyderabad
 
References
Index 

About the Author 

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