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Sustainable Urban Development in India: An Inclusive Perspective


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by Darshini Mahadevia

in "FROM UNSUSTAINABLE TO INCLUSIVE CITIES"

An UNRISD publication in association with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation Geneva, 1 October 2002

The mainstream debate on urban development addresses issues of economic growth, and the debate on sustainable cities focuses on environmental problems. Both exclude the development concerns of the poor. A new inclusive approach to sustainable cities in the South puts the perspective of poor and marginalized sectors at the centre of its vision. This chapter presents such a holistic and synergetic approach to sustainable cities in India, and describes the means by which it might be achieved...