1st Edition

Inclusive Urbanization Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change

    254 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide meaningful, practical guidance to urban designers, managers, and local actors, but also create a definition of inclusion that incorporates strategies bigger than the welfare state, and tactics that bring local actors and the state into meaningful dialogue.

    Written by a team of experienced academics, designers, and NGO professionals, Inclusive Urbanization shows how urbanization policy and management can be used to make more inclusive, climate resilient cities, through a series of 18 case studies in South Asia. By creating a model of urban life and processes that takes into account social, spatial, cultural, regulatory and economic dimensions, the book finds a way to make both the processes and outcomes of urban design representative of all of the city’s inhabitants.

    Urbanization, social inclusion and climate change: An introduction KRISHNA K. SHRESTHA, HEMANT R. OJHA AND PHIL MCMANUS Part A: CROSS-CUTTING ARENAS OF INCLUSION Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Towards sustainable and equitable cities PHIL MCMANUS  Community participation for inclusive urbanization: Moving from tokenism to genuine participation RENU KHOSLA Socially engaged architecture in the age of climate change: A historical review FARHAN S. KARIM Politics of social marginalization and inclusion: The challenge of adaptation to climate change ANDREA NIGHTINGLAE AND KATHARINE N. RANKIN PART B: SERVICE ARENAS OF INCLUSION Politics of sanitation: Informality and the constitution of urban metabolic life in Mumbai COLIN MCFARLANE Community approach to health services: Learning from the Bhopal disaster STEPHEN ZAVESTOSKI Transporting people: Implementation of the BRTS in Ahmedabad
    MEGHYAL ARYA Affordable housing: Rethinking affordability in economic and environmental terms in India ANUPAMA KUNDOO Pro-poor microfinance: Rethinking policies and practices in urban India AMELIA MAXWELL AND KRISHNA K. SHRESTHA Inclusive service delivery: Insights from urban governance in two Indian cities MADHUSHREE SEKHER Re-engaging indigenous communities: Insights from heritage conservation in Kathmandu, Nepal NEELAM PRADHANANGA AND KRISHNA K. SHRESTHA PART C: OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCLUSIVE URBANIZATION Community driven solutions for inclusive urbanization: The experience of grassroots organizational alliances in India SHEELA PATEL Pro-poor professionalism in urbanization: The role of women architects in Indian slum renewal CHRIS JOHNSON Rethinking education for inclusive urbanization: Insights from Global Studio in Bhopal KRISHNA K. DHOTE AND PREETI O. SINGH PART D: CONCLUSIONS Inclusive urbanization in the age of climate change: Key conclusions and way forward HEMANT R. OJHA, KRISHNA K. SHRESTHA AND PHIL MCMANUS


    Krishna K. Shrestha is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia.

    Hemant R. Ojha is Research Fellow with the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and also the Chair of Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Nepal.

    Phil McManus is Professor of Urban and Environmental Geography at the University of Sydney, Australia.

    Anna Rubbo, formerly Associate Professor in Architecture at the University of Sydney, Australia, is a senior scholar in the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development in the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, USA.

    Krishna K. Dhote is Professor of Architecture at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), Bhopal, India.