Sustainable Urban Development

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  • Author :R.B. Singh
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692956
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIII, 431
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Sustainable Development

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About the Book :

Rapid urbanization and industrialization accompanied by major changes in social, economic, environmental and technological arena are impacting adversely on traditional and land-use, water resources, environmental quality and management practices in cities of developing countries in general and the Indian cities in particular. The emerging concept of sustainable urban development is closely connected with environment and economy to safeguard natural resources, which in turn lead to minimum acceptable quality of life. There is a constant struggle with issues of air pollution congestion of human population and availability of green space. Sustainable city is a model for local governance. And this may be realised through effective partnership between public, private and civic sectors at all levels. The present compendium of 26papers relates to conceptual and empirical case studies from India and other Asian conutries. It also combines and academic understanding with an empirical approach to the sustainable urban development together with policy perspective. The book is useful for students, researchers and teachers coming from geography, urban studies, town planning, atmospheric sciences, environmental studies and policy science.

About Author :

R.B. Singh, currently a U.G.C. Research scientist (Associate professor) is a faculty member of the Department of Geography, University of Delhi. The UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded 1988 Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Science on his Project Himalayan Highland-Lowland Interactive Systems. Dr. Singh was trained in the Geographical Information Systems Technology in the field of Environment under Training Programme of the UNEP/UNITAR in Switzerland. He has visited and lectured at several universities abroad under scientific exchange programme and participated in International Seminars in over two dozen countries. He specializes in Environmental studies, Remote Sensing, GIS Tech. and Regional Development, and has to his credit six research volumes and a large number of research papers published in national and international journals. Presently, he is working on two prestigious projects sponsored by UGC and Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.