Author: Annapurna ShawPublisher: Orient LongmanYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 310ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125026002
This book uses the case of the Navi Mumbai urban project to bring out many of the problems inherent in the urbanisation process and in the nature of urban policy-making in post-colonial India. It illustrates how even a new city, built from scratch, is riddled with social and economic contradictions-well-planned and serviced areas coexisting with slums and shanties. The work questions some of the accepted solutions to urban policy especially with regard to urban land and distribution of civic infrastructure. Navi Mumbai is being used as a model for building new towns outside other cities in India. This detailed case study of Navi Mumbai reveals the strengths and weaknesses of this model of urbanisation and indicates the policy directions that can obliterate the duality that has characterised the Indian city all through the twentieth century.
LIST OF MAPSLIST OF TABLESACKNOWLEDGEMENTSLIST OF ABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER1Ideas of Planning and How they Shaped the Indian CityCHAPTER 2Political and Economic Framework of Urban Policy-Making in Post-Independent IndiaCHAPTER 3The Planning of Navi MumbaiCHAPTER 4The Development of Navi MumbaiCHAPTER 5Land Pricing and Land Development within the Planned NodesCHAPTER 6Housing in Navi MumbaiCHAPTER 7Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation:The Making of Social ConflictCHAPTER 8The Unplanned Areas of Navi MumbaiCHAPTER 9ConclusionList of ReferencesGlossaryIndex