Transforming Our Citie: Postcards of Change

Isher Judge Ahluwalia


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Renowned economist Is her Judge Ahluwalia addresses India's urban issues Indian cities are desperately in need of transformation. Whether it is the lack of public parks, playgrounds for children, easy and affordable means of public transport, footpaths wide enough for pedestrians to walk on, or indeed the basic amenities of water and sanitation, our cities and towns present a sorry sight. Urban planning in our cities is conspicuous by its absence with congested roads, chaotic traffic, crowded commercial areas and cramped housing as their hallmarks.

On an average, 25 per cent of India's urban population lives in slums. This book documents how things have gone from bad to worse and how we have not seen the worst yet. On the brighter side, it shows glimpses of some cities solving their problems and bringing about perceptible improvements in the standards of living they offer their residents. They are pulling up their socks and transforming themselves, and therein lies the hope that the rest of us can shape up and learn from their example.

Language English
ISBN-10 9351362191
ISBN-13 9789351362197
No of pages 287
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Book Publisher HarperCollins
Published Date 13 Feb 2014

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