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State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Given the primacy of public service delivery for cities to become engines of growth, this book answers two critical questions. Does low spending explain the state of poor public service delivery? How ... More


Metacities and an Urban Land Ethic

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This concluding chapter describes the city as a site of difference and differentiation, placing it in the context of the dimensions of space, place, and ecosystem. It then posits an outlook of the ... More


Tenure Security and Exclusion Processes in Peri-urban Areas and Rural Hinterlands of West African Cities

Alain Durand-Lasserve

in Governing Access to Essential Resources

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Durand-Lasserve looks at peri-urban areas and hinterlands of West African cities and argues that any formalization of rights to land needs to take account of social practices and highly uneven ... More


Ahmedabad: A Case of Efficiency in Spending

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on Ahmedabad, which is the largest city in Gujarat. The chapter begins with a section on the socio-economic characteristics of the city, including a profile of its labour force. ... More


Land Markets

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter begins with a model of land rents and follows with separate discussions of the recent dynamics of urban and rural land markets. The data show that land prices in urban and rural settings ... More


Strengthening Urban Services: The Way Forward

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the different findings the four case studies on Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Kolkata, discussed in previous chapters. The discussion begins with a summary of the findings ... More


How Is Urban Land Use Unique?

Dagmar Haase

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses current urban land use (form, size, and shape of cities and urban areas) against a global background. The specifics of urban land use (surface characteristics, dynamics of ... More


Land Disputes, the Informal City, and Environmental Discourse in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows how land has become “contested space” desired by opposing interests. The “interests” that are described encourage the government to remove residents and workers from land coveted ... More


Urbanization: Making Room for Migrant Workers

Arvind Panagariya

in New India: Reclaiming the Lost Glory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197531556
eISBN:
9780197531587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531556.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Economic transformation involves a movement of workers out of agriculture and into industry and services. The latter are predominantly located in and around urban areas. Therefore, urbanization is ... More


Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Dennis (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims at describing two major transformations that have been observed in the Middle East during the last thirty years: first, the accelerated changes in public policies toward neighborhoods ... More


The Effect of Urban Land-Use Regulations on Density: The Case of Selected Indian Cities

Kala Seetharam Sridhar

in Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199495450
eISBN:
9780199097685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495450.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Urban land is crucial to economic productivity and growth in cities, given substantial land intensive economic activity takes place. While land use regulations are needed for inclusive growth and to ... More


| | Introduction

in Grounds for Review: The Garden Festival in Urban Planning and Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235392
eISBN:
9781846314643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235392.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter begins by describing what garden festivals are and how they raise awareness of urban land issues and design. It then outlines the four stages of the festival process. First, ... More


Introduction Forms and Norms: Questioning Illegal Urban Housing in the Middle East

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Denis

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ambition of this book is to upgrade the knowledge of urban land tenure dynamics, eventually underscoring the banality of current trends. Instead of looking for the Middle East's specificities in ... More


A Land Ethic for the City of Water

Kristen Van Hooreweghe, Steve Lang, and William Kornblum

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A twenty-first century urban land ethic necessarily involves a combination of city planning, national environmental regulations, and local citizen activism. This chapter explores the consequences and ... More


World-Class City Making

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 1 lays out the political-economic foundations of the world-class city. Analyzing prominent assessments of the growth potential of India’s property market, the chapter shows how the vision of ... More


Turbulent Property Rights

Hazel Gray

in Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198714644
eISBN:
9780191782909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714644.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter explores the role of the political settlement in shaping outcomes of land investments by analysing struggles in key sectors of the economy. Land reform during the socialist period had ... More


Labor Strategy and the Politics of Elite Division in Midtown Manhattan

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a campaign by the New York hotel workers to ensure new hotels built in East Midtown will employ unionized labor and continue to offer decent wages and benefits. This case shows ... More


Where Materiality Meets Subjectivity: Locating the Political in the Contested Fiction of Urban Land in Camden, New Jersey

Robert W. Lake

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines two interrelated practices integral to the construction of urban land as a fictitious commodity in the redevelopment of Camden, New Jersey. It begins with the process of rule ... More


Why Is Sustainable Urban Water Management Critical for Survival of Cities?

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first highlights the importance of cities in India’s economic advancement. It portrays the key water-related problems facing Indian cities and towns based on an analysis of empirical ... More


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