Cities and Slums: A Study of Squatters Settlement in the City of Vijayawada
By: M. S. A. Rao
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Both participant observation and survey methods have been used in this study and the result is a book rich in insights that should appeal to those interested in understanding and solving the problem of the urban poor.
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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