The word city has become synonymous with crisis. The unplanned chaos and the complete inability of the various city planning authorities to cope with the urbanization process in India has resulted in this crisis. It requires great commitment and vision to see beyond the sprawling urban cities of India to a future where a balance is achieved between rural and urban life. This commitment and vision is very hard to come by in either the city planners or the various sociologists who are involved in the study of urban affairs and who are busy publishing their findings. This book is a collection of essays written by a panel of urban experts with diverse disciplines varying from geography to architecture (including one bureaucrat) on the ten cities of India whose population exceeds one million. Each of these ten cities is taken in turn and its problems quantified.
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