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ISBN: 9788180699474    Publisher: Concept Publishing Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Hardcover Language: English
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...Read more
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.
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by Prakash Madhusudan Apte, graduated in Architecture from M.S. University, Baroda and completed the Masters Programme in Regional Planning in 1961, from IIT Kharagpur. He went on to study Urban Design at Naples University, Italy and also obtained a Diploma in Business Management from Bharatiya Vidya B... View More Prakash Madhusudan Apte, graduated in Architecture from M.S. University, Baroda and completed the Masters Programme in Regional Planning in 1961, from IIT Kharagpur. He went on to study Urban Design at Naples University, Italy and also obtained a Diploma in Business Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Town Planners, India, as well as the Indian Institute of Architects. Prakash Madhusudan Apte had worked with Chandigarh Capital Project, Delhi Development Authority and the Ansel Planning Organization. He designed the new capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. As Chief of Projects of Housing & Urban Development Corporation of India (HUDCO), he formulated its policies and executed housing projects. As a Senior Adviser to the Royal Government of Bhutan in 2003, he prepared a Shelter Strategy for the Capital, Thimphu. For the last 12 years he has been on the staff of the World Bank as a Consultant for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project II and the Emergency Tsunami Rehabilitation Project for Tamil Nadu. He has been a Member of the Bombay Development Plan Advisory Committee, Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA), the Housing Urban Renewal & Ecology (HURE) Board of the Bombay Metropolitan Region Development Authority: the Development Plan Committee for the Vasai-Virar Region and Governor of the Delhi School of Planning & Architecture. He has chaired and addressed national and international seminars and served as Vice-President of the Institute of Town Planners, India. He was invited as the Eisenhower Fellow from India in the field of Urban Management, by the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc USA.

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