Urban Land Policy: Study of Metropolitan City

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  • Author :A. Ravindra
  • Year of Publication :1996
  • ISBN: :9788170225652
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 197
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Urban Studies

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About the Book :

Land is a critical factor in the process of urbanisation and urban development. This book is perhaps the first comprehensive study of urban land policy in India. It deals with the various issues pertaining to urban land values, land use planning, land acquisition and supply and land taxation in the overall perspective of urban land policy. The study has been carried out mainly in the context of Bangalore Metro politan area. Bangalore is a rapidly growing metropolis which witnessed the highest growth rate (76%) during 1971-81 in India. The phenomenal increase in the land process, changes in land use pattern over the years, the distortions in the master plan, the difficulties in enforcing land use controls, the delays in land acquisition and Government intervention in urban land market have all been brought out lucidly with supporting data. Finally, the author advocates the need for an integrated urban land policy which recognizes urban land as an important resource and adopts a new approach towards urban planning which integrates land policies with the policies for economic and social development of the region. Although it is primarily a micro level study, the issues raised are common to other urban areas in Indian as also in the developing world. This should be of interest to urban planners and policy makers apart from students and researchers on the subject.

About Author :

A. Ravindra is an I.A.S. officer with a doctorate in development studies. He has held several important positions including those of Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Karnataka, Commissioner, Bangalore City Corporation, Chairman, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage board, Managing Director, Karnataka Power Corporation and Secretary to the chief Minister, Karnataka. He has also authored a Research Report on Metropolitan Bangalore: A Management Perspective and papers on Bangalore's Environment Profile and Land Transfers in India. His works including the presently one reflect both his rich administrative experience and academic scholarship. Presently he is working as Chairman, Bangalore Development Authority.