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An analysis of urban growth trends in the post-economic reforms period in India
Published in Elsevier B.V.
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 36 - 49
Significant changes have been observed since 1991 in the nature and pattern of urban growth in India. Our cities are in the midst of restructuring space, in terms of both use and form. The paper addresses various complex urban issues associated with the present pattern of urban development through review of urban development of selected metropolitan cities of India which have experienced the impacts of LPG (Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization) process. Spatial trends, prevailing zoning, building bye laws (Floor Area Ratio and density) development control regulations, urban housing and transport are analyzed in the context of the current phenomenon of urban sprawl witnessed in India. The implications of such growth patterns of India are projected and the impacts analyzed. In conclusion, the need for an alternative sustainable urban development pattern is outlined for future metropolitan cities of India. © 2012
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JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier B.V.