Challenges of Urbanization in the 21st Century (In 5 Volumes)

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About the Book :

This series on Challenges of Urbanization in the 21st Century is a five volume compendium that contains the articles presented at the 11th Asian Urbanization Conference, held at Hyderabad, India in collaboration with the US-based Asian Urban Research Association.
The First Volume- Amenities and Facilities in Urban areas deals with the presence or a lack of Amenities and Facilities in Urban Areas across a cross -section of space. Infrastructure, educational facilities, transport and traffic, modelling, designing and redesigning of these facilities and amenities form the core of this book. The micro and macro spatial scales, rural urban contrasts and 'Divides' in access are also highlighted.
The Second Volume- Facets of Urban Environment: Water, Health, Poverty Slums and Pollution deals with topics as diverse as Water Woes and management, Quality of environment, Disadvantages of expansion, Health Issues and Pollution. Environmental issues span the frame from human activities like mining, to the encroachment of wetlands by urban areas. Role of NGOs in bringing about sustainable environment and the concern shown for maternal health make interesting reading.
The Third Volume on Planning and Governance various aspects of city sustainability, governance and management. Issues relate to Special Economic Zones, Peri urban areas, transitions of villages to towns, urban demographics as they pose challenges to governance, contested urban spaces, urban planning shifts, urban governance reforms, modelling urban growth and environmental management apart globalization, liberalization and urbanization, land use and physical environment besides others.
The Fourth Volume on Urbanization and Urban Growth discusses topics as diverse as Land Use and Land Cover, Demographics, Spatiality in Urbanization, Urban Impact on Economy and Sustainable Urbanization, gentrification, media and development, role of Indian Judiciary in Urban Development.
The Fifth Volume on Marginalization and Exclusion in Urban Spaces discusses topics like spatial pattern of slums, quality of life in slums, use of technology in slum improvement, women and children in slums, amelioration of slum habitat and use of technology for the same. While some studies are of a largely descriptive nature, others are analytical and yet other fringe on being predictive in nature. Issues range from detection of slums to governance and modelling.

About Author :

Kalpana Markandey did her doctorate from Osmania University, Hyderabad and has been teaching at the Geography Department of the same University for the past three decades. She has been the Head of the Department and Chairperson Board of Studies of this Department with a credit of starting M.Sc. Geoinformatics at Osmania University. She has contribution of publishing nine books and around 35 research papers having successfully completed ten research projects. She is also member of numerous professional bodies.

B. Srinagesh, working as Associate Professor, has an experience of 12 years in teaching as well as research. He has 19 papers to his credit. His area of specialization is urban and regional geography. He has three major research projects to his credit and one minor research project. He has been actively involved in many International and National Conferences as Organizing Secretary. He has done 10 programmes in collaboration with UGC-EMMRC, Hyderabad. At present he is holding the post of Additional Controller of Examination, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is a visiting faculty to reputed institutions in Hyderabad.

Ashok Kumar Lonavath, working as Assistant Professor, has an experience of 8 years in teaching. He has published 2 books and 5 research papers. His area of specialization is Urban Geography, GIS and remote sensing. He has one minor research project to his credit. He has been actively involved in many international and national conferences as Joint Organizing Secretary and Secretary.