First published in 1999, this volume examines India and Bombay, countries which represent some of the world’s most dramatic examples of rapid urban growth. One of the strategies frequently adopted by the Indian authorities to cope with this urban growth is the development of new towns, such as New Bombay, which is India’s largest and most significant urban planning experience since Independence. The New Bombay model, based on a specific planning and financing strategy, is considered highly successful and so is increasingly being copied and implemented in other urban areas of India. This volume makes the first independent evaluation of New Bombay and sets it in a wider Third World urban development context. As well as analysing the processes of physical and economic growth, the volume also examines the process of social development and, in particular, the consequences of this planning concept for the urban poor.
’…compelling and authoritatively researched case studies such as this one add richness and detail to the broad generalizations about new town development experience…Few books can completely unravel all the intricacies and issues of plan implementation. This book brings the reader some way and helps us to understand a good deal about new town development in India.’ Urban Studies ’This book is an important book for third world urban planners. To build a new city from scratch with scarce financial resources and at the same time being self-financing is an achievement for the planners of New Bombay. There are numerous lessons to be learned from this experience…’ Habitat International
1. Introduction. Part I. Urban Development and Urban Problems in the Third World. 2. Urbanisation, Urban Growth and Planning in the Third World. 3. Urban Development in India. 4. Urban Development in Bombay. Part 2. Birth of New Bombay and Implementation of the Ne Bombay Project. 5. Birth of New Bombay: Policies and Strategies. 6. Growth and Development of New Bombay. 7. Impact of Growth of New Bombay on Original Population. 8. New Bombay, a City for All? Part 3. Considerations on Planning Concepts and Implementation. 9. Considerations on Planning Concepts and Implementation. 10. General Conclusions.
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