Urbanization Urban Sustainability and the Future of Cities

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  • Author :Bimalendu Bhattacharya
  • Year of Publication :2010
  • ISBN: :9788180696565
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XX, 442
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Sustainable Development, Urban Studies

About the Book :

Three distinct aspects of urbanization have been discussed laying stress on existing ununanimity on urban 'definition' and its variations, the level and growth of urbanization across the world through decades since mid-twentieth century with comparative assessment of different urban forms and urbanization in the Third world in its socio-economic and environmental perspective. This is followed by a broad-level discussion on urban sustainability with its wide-ranging issues. Finally, the future of cities in an urbanzing world has been taken up explaining the role of globalization in their transformation, highlighting how the national policies are going to influence the character of cities in the Developing world in particular.

About Author :

Bimalendu Bhattacharya, educated at Calcutta University and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (as a Commonwealth Scholar), has consistently pursued a career of teaching and research, having taught in many institutes, including Gauhati University (Assam), Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur IIT, West Bengal), Presidency College (now University), Kolkata, and the University of North Bengal (West Bengal), at the last of which he had been a Senior Professor, Head of the Department as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Science. His research in Geography spans a large area with publications in India and abroad, and a number of books including 'Samaj Bignaniya Bhugol' (Social Geography in Bengali) jointly with Professor Anima Bhatthacharya, published by the West Bengal Government, 'Urban Development in India: Since Pre-Historic Times' (New Delhi), 'Sikkim: Land and People' (New Delhi), 'Geography of a Himalayan Kingdom: Bhutan' in joint authorship with A. Bhattacharya and Neil Fraser (New Delhi), 'Urbanization, Urban Sustainability and the Future of Cities' (New Delhi), 'Geography of Deprivation: An Unfair World' (New Delhi) and 'Global Urban Process: Growth of Towns and Cities' (New Delhi).