By R. P. Misra
South Asia is urbanizing at a swift speed and the issues coming up as a result of urbanization are critical certainly. The mega towns are the engines of monetary development; yet, while, in addition they result in inequality, poverty and international warming. This ebook discusses the city panorama of South Asia, with an emphasis at the position of mega towns in furthering socio-economic improvement within the quarter. It analyses the city progress methods within the zone within the context of nearby geography, inhabitants development, financial improvement and technological surroundings. thinking of at the present urbanization strategy, it attempts to start up a discussion on how South Asian nations can study from one another to unravel the issues particular to their zone. additionally, the authors underline the guidelines that the nationwide governments might persist with in an effort to ascertain natural improvement of the towns. The pragmatic feedback made within the e-book could open new avenues for fixing the issues linked to urbanization. The publication will attract graduate scholars and researchers of city making plans, structure, city geography, city economics and concrete sociology. it'll even be of curiosity to businesses and associations chargeable for city coverage and making plans at international, nearby, nationwide and native degrees.
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