Ecologies of urbanism in India: Metropolitan civility and sustainability

Anne Rademacher, K. Sivaramakrishnan

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Abstract

Essays follow rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive Indian urbanism on everyday environments. Case studies on nature conservation in cities, urban housing and slum development, waste management, urban planning, and contestations over the quality of air, water, and sanitation in Delhi and Mumbai illuminate urban ecology perspectives thoughout the twentieth century. The collection highlights how struggles over the environment and one’s quality of life in urban centers are increasingly framed in terms of their future place in a landscape of global sustainability. The text brings historical particularity and ethnographic nuance to questions of urban ecology and offers novel insight into theoretical and practical debates on urbanism and sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Number of pages286
ISBN (Electronic)9789882208483
ISBN (Print)9789888139767
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Rademacher, A., & Sivaramakrishnan, K. (2013). Ecologies of urbanism in India: Metropolitan civility and sustainability. Hong Kong University Press.