M. Amarjeet Singh, Komol Singha
April 28, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 320 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367466190 - CAT# 354947
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This volume explores the dynamics of urbanisation in Northeast India. It discusses the impact of the process of urbanisation on the environment, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of the region.
The essays in the book:
Drawing on case studies rooted in extensive fieldwork, this book will be indispensable to researchers and students of urban studies, human geography, development economics, cultural studies, and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policymakers, government representatives, and town planners.
Part I: Urbanisation, Institution and Economy 1. Frontier Urbanism: Settlement Evolution and Transformation along the Kalimpong–Lhasa Trans Frontier Trade Route 2. Urban Congestion: An Empirical Story from Northeast India 3. Urbanisation in India’s Northeastern Region: Connecting Theory with Empirical Data 4. Smart Cities in Northeast India: Challenges and Opportunities 5. Urbanisation, Shift in Architectural Idiom and Environmental Impact: A Study of Vernacular Architecture of Assam 6. Supply Side Factors in Determining Urbanisation in Assam: A District Level Analysis 7. Dynamics of Urbanization in Manipur: Trend, Patterns and Policy Consideration 8. Urbanization and Social Life in an Urban Setting: A Sociological Analysis of Shillong 9. Street Vending in the Urban Informal Sector: A Study in Silchar Town in Northeast India Part II: Urbanisation, Water Resources and Solid Waste Management 10. Efficiency of Water Pricing: A Case Study of Guwahati City, India 11. Local Institutions, Urban Water Governance and Future Challenges: A Case Study in Shillong 12. Some Aspects of Urban Water Management in Darjeeling Himalaya: A Study of Darjeeling Town 13. Impact of Urbanization on the Himalayan Surface Water Quality: A Study of Sikkim 14. Urbanisation and Solid Waste Management: A Study of Itanagar Municipality Area