1st Edition

Urban Mobility Development in Northeast India Sustainable City with Green and Inclusive Transportation

By Tumbenthung Y. Humtsoe Copyright 2024
    134 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Urban Mobility Development in Northeast India theoretically and empirically explores the interrelationship between and among city, transportation, economic growth and environment to contribute towards engendering green urbanization for green growth.

    In a time of aggravating environmental crisis, the book recognizes the duality of contrasting impact of city and transport to economic development and environmental degradation. To serve as a guide for policy research, the book accessibly presents a contextual study blending qualitative as well as quantitative methodology in the context of a highland as well as a frontier capital city of the Northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, Kohima, towards creating a sustainable city with an inclusive and green mobility. The book underscores that management of urbanization and urban mobility challenges should go beyond supply side management and demand side management by democratizing policy making as well as considering efficiency, equity, welfare and practicality concerns and suchlike rationales.

    By traversing from abstraction to everyday life, from global context to frontier context and from macro level to micro level, the book makes significant theoretical as well as empirical contribution. The book will be of use to students, researchers, policy practitioners as well as general readers interested in Urban Studies, Transport Economics, Growth Economics, Development Studies, Environmental Studies and Asian Studies, especially in relation to highland and frontier regions in developing economies in general and Northeastern Region of India in particular.

    Preface PART I: Introduction 1. Green Urbanization for Green Growth PART II: Theory 2. Apposite Economic Growth Path; 3. Urbanization as Green Resource PART III: Praxis 4. A Highland City at the Frontier; 5. Theoretical Lessons for Sustainable Urban Mobility; 6. Empirical Lessons for Sustainable Urban Mobility PART IV: Conclusion 7. Appropriate Urban Policy Making; Index


    Tumbenthung Y. Humtsoe currently works with the Government of Nagaland, India, as an Economics and Statistics Officer. He formerly taught at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Nagaland, India.