City Planning in India, 1947–2017

1st Edition

Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Poonam Prakash

Routledge India
July 6, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 384 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138226012 - CAT# Y308243

was $135.00


SAVE ~$27.00

Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 6, 2020
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


This book is a comprehensive history of city planning in post-independence India. It explores how the conceptualization of city-planning, the challenges of urban development and policymaking have evolved in the changing socio-political context over the past hundred years in India and the global south.

The book situates India’s experience within a historical framework in order to illustrate continuities and disjunctions between the pre and post-independent Indian laws, policies, and programmes for city planning and development. It focuses on the development, scope and significance of professional planning work in the midst of rapid economic transition, migration, social disparity, and environmental degradation. The volume also highlights the need for inclusive planning processes which can provide clean air, water and community spaces to large, diverse, and fast-growing communities.

Detailed and insightful, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students of public administration, civil engineering, architecture, geography, economics, and sociology. It will also be useful for policymakers and professionals working in the areas of town and country planning.

Share this Title