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Planning and Economics of Cities
Shaping India's Form and Future


January 2019 | 396 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

How should India urbanize the cities and tackle the issues of their planning and economics?

A key factor behind the poor urban planning in developing countries such as India is the lack of understanding of land, transport and urban economics. Due to this, urban planning models are majorly unsuccessful in addressing the issues of affordable housing, transport and other basic amenities for the urban poor numbering more than a quarter of urban residents. Planning and Economics of Cities: Shaping India’s Form and Future presents theoretical and empirical research to address the shortcomings in India’s present models and suggests reforms in the current approaches. It incorporates the economics of cities into the urban planning to address the issues in India’s transition to a developed country. It also illustrates best practices from India and other countries to guide reforms in urban planning and development in this country.

 

 
Preface
 
Planning and Economics of Cities: An Overview
 
The World Is Not Flat: Agglomeration, Networking and Cities
 
India’s Spatial Transformation: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
 
Economics of Urban Land: A Critique of Master Planning in India
 
Economics of Urban Transport: Integrating Transportation and Land Use Planning
 
Urban Land Assembly: Alternatives to Public Acquisition of Land
 
Urban Land, Transport and the Poor: Case for Inclusionary Zoning and Housing
 
Financing Urban Development Plan: Benefit Taxation and Congestion Charging
 
Reforming Urban Planning in India: Integrating Land, Transport and Urban Economics
 
Bibliography
 
Index
Key features

·         A timely book on how India should urbanize, it examines the trends, patterns and prospects of urbanization in view of the issues of land, transport and urban planning in India’s socio-economic transformation.

 

·         Incorporates the economics of cities into the urban planning framework and draws implications of land, transport and urban economics for urban planning. 

 

·         Presents theoretical and empirical research to planning and developing cities and Smart cities in India

 

·         Discusses the shortcomings in India’s present models of master planning and city development



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ISBN: 9789352808687
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