Why India Cannot Plan Its Cities: Informality, Insurgence and the Idiom of Urbanization

  title={Why India Cannot Plan Its Cities: Informality, Insurgence and the Idiom of Urbanization},
  author={Ananya Guha Roy},
  journal={Planning Theory},
  pages={76 - 87}
  • A. Roy
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • History, Economics
  • Planning Theory
The fast-paced growth of the Indian economy and particularly its cities has produced an urban crisis, one that is marked by the lack of adequate infrastructure and growth management as well as by sharp social divisions that are starkly etched in a landscape of bourgeois enclaves and slums. In this context, there are numerous calls for a more decisive and vigorous type of planning that can `future-proof' Indian cities. Yet, such efforts are often unsuccessful and many are fiercely challenged by… 
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