Mushrooming of illegal housing on the periphery of cities is one of the main consequences of rapid urbanization associated with social and environmental problems in developing countries. This book discusses the linkage between urbanism and sustainability, and how sustainable urbanism can be implemented to overcome the problems of housing and living conditions in urban areas. Through case studies from India, Indonesia, China, etc. using advanced GIS techniques, it analyses several planning and design criteria to solve physical, social, and economic problems, and refers to urban planning as an effective measure to protect and promote cultural characteristics of specific locations in developing countries.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Alternative Rehabilitation Programme Against Agricultural Land Acquisition for New Development Project: a Case Study of New Town, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Chapter 2 Contextualising Urban Sustainability: Limitations, Tensions in Indian Sustainable-smart Urbanism Perceived Through Inter, Intra-national Comparisons and District City Ambala Study, Chapter 3 Geopolitics of Refugees: a Strategic Tool for Explaining the Concept of Migration in Developing Countries, Chapter 4 Economic Development, Environmental Degradation and Sustainability - a Panel Data Analysis of the Major Economies From 1990-2015, Chapter 5 Demarcation and Spatial Distribution of Urban Centres in Sri Lanka, Chapter 6 Colonial Urbanism and Morphology: the Case of the Colonial Port City of Kolkata, Chapter 7 Geopolitical Urbanism Network (Gun): Building Networked Understanding of Cities in Armed Conflicts for Sustaining Peace, Chapter 8 Sustainable Spatial Planning for the Rural Urban Continuum Settlements of Kerala, India., Chapter 9 Self-financing Urbanism in Developing Countries: a Ready Reckoner for Land Value Capture (Lvc) Instruments, Chapter 10 Urban Simulation Model and Urban Growth, Agglomeration, Gentrification- a Case of Lucknow, India, Chapter 11 Carrying Capacity of Air Environment and Development of a Megacity: a Case of Nct Delhi, India, Chapter 12 Urbanization and Sustainability in the South Pacific Region During the 1990s to 2020, Chapter 13 Walkable Urban Neighborhoods: the Adverse Effects of Industrialization and Climate Change in Developing Countries, Chapter 14 Urban Resilience to the Challenges of Climate Change: the Case of Africa, Chapter 15 Not a “peripheral” Connection: Dynamics of Peri-urban Agriculture in Kolkata Metropolitan Area, West Bengal, Chapter 16 Degraded Land Management in Urban Areas- a Case of Biodiversity Parks of Delhi, Chapter 17 Geospatial Analysis of Heat Islands in Badulla Mc, Sri Lanka, Chapter 18 Analysing the Change in Land Use/cover and Land Surface Temperature of Berhampore Municipality in West Bengal, India, Chapter 19 a Conceptual Framework for Building Urban Resilience to Climate Change for Sustainable Urbanism in Developing Countries: Reflections From East Kolkata Wetlands, Chapter 20 Urban Societal Needs and Sustainability in Zambia: a Case of Public Land and Housing, Chapter 21 Impact of Noise Pollution on Human Health in Barasat Urban Area, West Bengal, Chapter 22 Water Vendors of Peri-urban Kolkata: Life, Livelihood and Lived Experiences, Chapter 23 ‘sacred Land Capturing’: an Introduction to New Phenomenon of Encroachment in Urban India, Chapter 24 Ageing in Urban India: Needs and Policies for Sustainable Development,
Dr. Uday Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at Bhatter College, Dantan, India. He received his PhD from the Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India. His research papers have been published in various national and international journals. He has authored and co-authored several chapters for edited book volumes and has co-edited the book ‘Harmony with Nature: Illusions and Elusions from Geographer’s Perspective in the 21st Century’ published in 2018 by Bhatter College Publications. His areas of research are urban planning, social environmental and human geography, and applied geomorphology. His research work has been funded by the WBPCB, Government of West Bengal, India. He has served as a reviewer for many international journals and he is a Life Member of eight academic societies. In 2017 directed the Faculty Development Program sponsored by ICSSR, Government of India. Dr. Arindam Biswas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. He has a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of Tokyo. He is recipient of ASEM Duo-India Fellowship, DAAD Fellowship (Government of Germany) and MEXT Scholarship (Government of Japan). He is presently pursuing researches sponsored by different research foundations of Government of India like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate. He has published two editorial books and contributed in two book chapters. He has also extensively published research articles on urban infrastructure, inclusive growth, resilience, housing and informality, innovation and regional development. Dr Jenia Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Her research interest spans across urban studies and environmental history. She received the Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship in 2010 and 2015. She completed her book project: Blue infrastructures: Natural Ecology, Political History and Urban Development in Kolkata (Singapore: Springer Nature, 2020), and has contributed several book chapters in edited volumes. She also has widely published in peer-reviewed impact factor journals including Environment and Planning E, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, Urban Research and Practice, etc. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board: Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series edited by Julian Agyeman. Dinabandhu Mahata is a Researcher at the Department of Geography, Central University of Tamil Nadu and former research officer at the Department of Development Studies in International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, India. He is the recipient of the Government of India Fellowship during the study of Master of Population Studies (MPS) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) at the Department of Development Studies in IIPS, Mumbai, India. His work mainly focuses on urban geography, and its link with the environment. He has written journal articles and book chapters. He received a research grant from the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) for International Population Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.