The book contains a selection of papers on urban governance in its multiple perspectives. It has evolved from the presentations made at the Third International Conference on Public Policy and Management held in 2008.The topics are grouped into several themes: Urban Plan and Governance, Urban Governance through Partnership and Participation, and Financing Urban Infrastructure. With several examples from developing nations, the book dwells into the practical and managerial aspects of urban planning, partnerships, participation, financial mobilization and effective governance. One of the highlights of the book is that it looks at financial mobilization as a strategy for governance and how the financial system in itself can be an instrument of governance.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Chapter. Urban Growth and Governance in India An Overview/Samuel Paul -- Chapter 2. Urban Planning and The Dynamics of City Growth/A. Ravindra -- Chapter 3. The Transformation of Urban Governance and the Evolution of Urban Planning Administration in Shanghai/Chu Tianjiao Xia li -- Chapter 4. Urban Governance and the Master Plan for Bangalore City/K. Harikrishnan and B. Mahendra -- Chapter 5. Bangalore Transport Information System: A Partnership for Building Public Capacity/Ashwin Mahesh, M N Reddi, Susan Zielinski and Moira Zellner -- Chapter 6. A Comparative Analysis of Urban Water Supply in India and Cambodia/Eduardo Araral -- Chapter 7. Democratic Governance through Collaborative Design: A Case Study of Urban Community-based Partnership in Ahmedabad/Navdeep Mathur and Amir Bashir Bazaz -- Chapter 8. Participative Approach for Inclusive Development (PAID): CaseStudy of Strengthening Civil Society Organisations in 100 Poorest Districts of India/Avanish Kumar -- Chapter 9. Reshaping Urban Transport Services through Voice of Commuters/Vishnuprasad Nagadevara and T.V. Ramanayya -- Chapter 10. Unconventional Methods of Financing Urban Development: The Role of PPP/Mukul G. Asher and Deepa Vasudevan -- Chapter 11. Aggregation Models—Virtual Pooled Entity of Urban Local Bodies for Drinking Water Supply System/Dr. Manjushree Ghodke -- Chapter 12. Accounting Reforms and Urban Governance: Necessary Conditions/G Ramesh and R S Murali -- Chapter 13. City Government Competition and Public Infrastructure Financing: The Chinese Experiences/Wang Hua -- Chapter 14. Citizen Investors: Financing Urban Infrastructure/Christine R. Martell, Ph.D. -- Chapter 15. Financial Flows among the Urban Poor: A Case of Slums in Bangalore/Rajalaxmi Kamath, Amrita Dasmohapatra and Saleela Patkar -- About the Contributros.
G Ramesh,Vishnu Prasad Nagadevara, Gopal Naik and Anil Suraj are at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.