1st Edition

Advances in Urban Planning in Developing Nations Data Analytics and Technology

Edited By Arnab Jana Copyright 2021
    282 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    282 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    282 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book studies the increasing use of data analytics and technology in urban planning and development in developing nations. It examines the application of urban science and engineering in different sectors of urban planning and looks at the challenges involved in planning 21st-century cities, especially in India.

    The volume analyzes various key themes such as auditory/visual sensing, network analysis and spatial planning, and decision-making and management in the planning process. It also studies the application of big data, geographic information systems, and information and communications technology in urban planning. Finally, it provides data-driven approaches toward holistic and optimal urban solutions for challenges in transportation planning, housing, and conservation of vulnerable urban zones like coastal areas and open spaces.

    Well supplemented with rigorous case studies, the book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of architecture, architectural and urban planning, and urban analytics. It will also be useful for professionals involved in smart city planning, planning authorities, urban scientists, and municipal and local bodies.

    1. Urbanization and data analytics 

    2. Urban perception experiments: transition from traditional to advanced methods 

    3. Computation-driven design heuristic for environmentally sustainable compact cities 

    4. Coverage or response time: A study of fire station location-allocation models using network analysis 

    5 Applicability of Big Data for transportation planning and management 

    6. Capturing multitasking and the role of travel time in the digital era: Glimpses into the time-use data, surveys, and applications 

    7. Assimilating geospatial and decision science: Application to planning and management of urban coasts 

    8. Connecting users with decision-makers: A case for incorporating user perception for better management of Public Open Spaces 

    9. Analysing the housing condition and ventilation performance of low-income settlements: Comparing the rural–urban divide among states of India 

    10. Utilizing online social media for coordinating post-disaster relief in Indian cities 

    11. Solar PV-battery systems: The role of ICT, Big Data, and deployment strategies for consumer-centric approaches in Smart Cities 

    12. Access to public facilities in India: Descriptive analysis of the public healthcare facilities in urban and rural context


    Arnab Jana is an assistant professor at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, and associate faculty at the Centre for Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (ITT) Bombay, India. He works in the field of urban infrastructure policy and planning, primarily focusing on public health policy, application of ICT in urban and regional planning, sustainability, and environmental issues. He was visiting faculty at Hiroshima University, Japan, in 2016. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded the prestigious Monbukagakusho Scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan. He is also an alumnus of the Asian Program of Incubation of Environmental Leadership (APIEL), University of Tokyo. He has a Master's in City Planning from IIT Kharagpur. He has guided several doctoral and postgraduate students and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences, and books.