Urban Environment Management: Local Government and Community Action

Urban Studies Series No.7
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  • Author :Archana Ghosh
  • Year of Publication :2003
  • ISBN: :9788180690402
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 336
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Community Development, Environmental Science, Geography, Urban Studies

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About the Book :

The book Urban Environment Management: Local Government and Community Action is the outcome of an international conference, held in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in November 2001. The book provides an insight about the environmental problems plaguing the urban areas in a cross-country perspective. Managing the urban environment in a rapidly urbanising world is a monumental task for the multilayered governmental set up. The local governments, which are closest to the people, are the best managers of the environment at the micro-level. People's participation and innovative initiatives at the community level for environmental improvement give a special thrust to the local government's efforts. The contributors from different countries reiterate in the book the significance of the partnership between the local government and the community in urban environmental management for sustainable development. The case studies narrated in the book provide a scope to learn from each other's experience.

About Author :

Archana Ghosh is the Head of Urban Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. She has to her credit a number of study reports and research articles on decentralization and urban governance, basics services, environment and urban poverty. She has participated in several national and international conferences on these issues.Mrs. Ghosh has co authored two books: Basics Services for Urban Poor: Case of Baroda, Bhilwara, Sambalpur and Siliguri, and Plague in Surat: Crisis in Urban Governance.