Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Edited by Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan

Essays follow rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive Indian urbanism in 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 throughout the twentieth century. The collection highlights how struggles over the environment and one's quality of life in urban centres 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. 

Hong Kong, 2013, 23x15cm, illustrated, 304pp. Paperback.

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