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Contemporary South Asian Studies

Urbanization and Regional Sustainability in South Asia

Socio-economic Drivers, Environmental Pressures and Policy Responses

Editors: Bandyopadhyay, Sumana, Pathak, Chitta, Ponce Dentinho, Tomaz (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the connections between urbanization and migration and their impacts on health, the environment and public policies
  • Includes interdisciplinary case studies on the urbanization process in South Asia
  • Discusses the effective use of new urban-management tools
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This book examines urbanization and migration processes in South Asia. By analyzing the socio-economic impacts and infrastructural, environmental and institutional aspects of different conurbations, it highlights conflicts over agricultural land as well as the effects on health, education, poverty and the welfare of children, women and old people. The authors also explore issues of mobility; connectivity and accessibility of public services, and discuss the effective use of new urban-management tools, such as the concept of smart cities and urban spatial monitoring.

About the authors

Sumana Bandyopadhyay is a professor at the Department of Geography of the University of Calcutta, India and specializes in regional planning and urban environmental planning. She published books and scientific peer-review articles as well as many interdisciplinarily applied work on environmental, societal and development issues.
Chitta Ranjan Pathak is an Indian city and regional planner as well as research consultant. His achievements include the environment management plan for Digha Coastal Zone, West Bengal, the environmental impact assessment of Haldia Port Town, West Bengal, and the decentralized planning for rural development.
Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
 is a professor at the University of the Azores, Portugal in the domains of regional, environmental and agricultural economics. Since 2011, he has been the editor on Regional Cooperation of the South Asia Democratic Forum and since 2017 the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Regional Science Policy and Practice.


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction: Learning from Urbanisation in South Asia

    Pages 3-8

    Pathak, Chitta Ranjan (et al.)

  • Mapping of Urban Growth Dynamics in Kolkata Metropolitan Area: A Geospatial Approach

    Pages 9-24

    Majumdar, Sushobhan (et al.)

  • Sikkim—Once a Captivating au Naturel Himalayan Kingdom in the Light of Its Growing Urbanscape

    Pages 25-38

    Sarkar, Sanghamitra

  • Migration and Entry to Urban Street Food Market: A Study of Selected Street Food Vendors in Delhi

    Pages 39-54

    Kundu, Aditi (et al.)

  • Disaster Risk Mitigation Strategies in the Southwestern Coastal Region of Bangladesh

    Pages 57-74

    Roy, Tuhin (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23796-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23795-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urbanization and Regional Sustainability in South Asia
Book Subtitle
Socio-economic Drivers, Environmental Pressures and Policy Responses
Editors
  • Sumana Bandyopadhyay
  • Chitta Pathak
  • Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
Series Title
Contemporary South Asian Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23796-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23796-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23795-0
Series ISSN
2509-4173
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 332
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