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Exploring Urban Change in South Asia

Sustainable Urbanization in India

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Mukherjee, Jenia (Ed.)

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  • Addresses contemporary urbanization patterns and processes in Indian cities in the context of UN 'sustainable urbanization' policies and Indian 'smart city' agenda
  • Captures major components of urban sustainability and unsustainability in India
  • Underlines the significance of micro-researches within macro contexts in urban studies in India 
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This comprehensive volume contributes to the existing and emerging body of literature on contemporary urbanization and the interactions between cities and the environment. The volume is contextualized against latest theories, debates and discussions on 'sustainable urbanization', the post‐2015 development agenda of the United Nations and India's official launching of the 'smart city' agenda. Reflecting on three major components of urban sustainability: investments and infrastructures, waste management, and urban ecologies and environmentalisms, it moves beyond the bi‐centric approach of only looking into the differences between the ‘developed’ and the ‘developing’ world and reflects on cities across India using polycentric methods and approaches. 
The Indian urban scenario is extremely complex and diverse, and solutions laid out in official and non‐official documents tend to miss these complexities. This volume includes innovative research across different parts of India, identifying city‐specific sources of unsustainability and challenges along with strategies and potentials that would make the process of urban transition both sustainable and equitable. Complex explorations of non‐linear, bottom‐up, multisectoral process‐based local urban contexts across north, south, east and west Indian cities in this volume critique a general acceptance of the universalized concept of ‘sustainable urbanization’ and suggest ways that might be important for transcending inclusive theories to form practical policy-based recommendations and actions.

About the authors

Jenia Mukherjee is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Her research interests include urban sustainability, environmental history, political ecology and development studies. In 2013, she was awarded the World Social Science Fellowship on Sustainable Urbanization by the International Social Science Council. She has published papers and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes and conducted international projects on urban environmental issues.  

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Urbanization in India
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Jenia Mukherjee
Series Title
Exploring Urban Change in South Asia
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4932-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4932-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4931-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5270-6
Series ISSN
2367-0045
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 317
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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