Global Urban Process: Growth of Towns and Cities
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- Author :Bimalendu Bhattacharya
- Year of Publication :2017
- ISBN: :9789386682055
- Language: :English
- Binding: :Hard Bound
- No of Pages: XX, 481
- Size: 23 cms
- Categories: Environmental Science, Geography, Sociology, Urban Studies
About the Book :
Urbanization, man's best achievement, forming a very small fraction of human history/existence on this earth, has gone through a series of transformations affected by various forces which are assessed in this book. As the time-gap in the succession of different phases of transformation has lessened, the mid-twentieth century marks a watershed in the course of urbanization both in its regional spread as well as in sharpening the 'urban divide', propelled by changes on the political map of the world resulting from decolonization. All these politico-economic changes along with fast changing life-style of people especially in the developing world open up new debates as we consider the urban future.
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).