Smart City in India: Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?

1st Edition

Binti Singh, Manoj Parmar

Routledge India
November 21, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 170 Pages - 21 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367374044 - CAT# K442791

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Summary

This book is a critical reflection on the Smart City Mission in India. Drawing on ethnographic data from across Indian cities, this volume assesses the transformative possibilities and limitations of the programme. It examines the ten core infrastructural elements that make up a city, including water, electricity, waste, mobility, housing, environment, health and education, and lays down the basic tenets of urban policy in India. The volume underlines the need to recognize liminal spaces and the plans to make the ‘smart city’ an inclusive one. The authors also look at maintaining a link between the older heritage of a city and the emerging urban space.

This volume will be of great interest to planners, urbanists, policymakers, as well as scholars and researchers of urban studies and planning, architecture, and sociology and social anthropology.

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