Re-visioning Indian Cities

The Urban Renewal Mission

Author: K. C. Sivaramakrishnan

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132107853

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Re-visioning Indian Cities probes the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) right from its inception to its present-day avatar. The book significantly adds to the knowledge base on the urban history of India. Commencing with a historical background of the JNNURM, the book traces the evolution of public policy in India on urban growth. In the process it provides an understanding of the complex urban issues and examines whether the JNNURM is a project response or a policy response to these problems. The rationale behind the choice of the cities covered by the Mission, the scope and coverage of the work undertaken and the progress till date are extensively discussed. The formidable problems of mega-city governance and the difficulties of correlating rural and urban development at the district level are reviewed.

Financing Cities in India

Municipal Reforms, Fiscal Accountability and Urban Infrastructure

Author: Prasanna K. Mohanty

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351508765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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How is management of municipal finances related to economic growth and productive employment in urban India? This book identifies Indian municipalities as among the weakest globally in terms of access to resources, revenue-raising capacity and fiscal autonomy. Advocating reforms in these sectors, it discusses the lack of clarity, consistency, adequacy and predictability in municipal taxation, user charging, inter-governmental transfers and development financing as key factors plaguing city finances. Topical and up-to-date, the book brings out the need to align particular types of revenues to particular categories of expenditure so that services can be delivered in a responsive, transparent and accountable manner.

Cities and Public Policy

An Urban Agenda for India

Author: Prasanna K. Mohanty

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351504077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The twenty-first century will witness a rapid urban expansion in the developing world. India, it is believed, will be at the forefront of such a phenomenon. This book acknowledges the role of agglomeration externalities as the cornerstone of urban public policy in India. Arguing that hypotheses of over-urbanization and urban bias theory—which articulated a negative view of urbanization—are based on fragile theoretical as well as empirical foundations, this book calls for proactive public policy to harness planned urbanization as resource. India requires agglomeration-augmenting, congestion-mitigating, and resource-generating cities as engines of economic growth, including rural development. The book provides a large number of practical examples from India and abroad to enable policy-makers undertake reforms in urban and regional planning, financing, and governance to meet the challenges of urbanization in India. It combines theory and practice to draw lessons for an urban agenda for India and recognizes the central role of cities in catalysing growth and generating public finance for economic development.

Climate Change in Cities

Innovations in Multi-Level Governance

Author: Sara Hughes,Eric K. Chu,Susan G. Mason

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319650033

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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This book presents pioneering work on a range of innovative practices, experiments, and ideas that are becoming an integral part of urban climate change governance in the 21st century. Theoretically, the book builds on nearly two decades of scholarships identifying the emergence of new urban actors, spaces and political dynamics in response to climate change priorities. However, it further articulates and applies the concepts associated with urban climate change governance by bridging formerly disparate disciplines and approaches. Empirically, the chapters investigate new multi-level urban governance arrangements from around the world, and leverage the insights they provide for both theory and practice. Cities - both as political and material entities - are increasingly playing a critical role in shaping the trajectory and impacts of climate change action. However, their policy, planning, and governance responses to climate change are fraught with tension and contradictions. While on one hand local actors play a central role in designing institutions, infrastructures, and behaviors that drive decarbonization and adaptation to changing climatic conditions, their options and incentives are inextricably enmeshed within broader political and economic processes. Resolving these tensions and contradictions is likely to require innovative and multi-level approaches to governing climate change in the city: new interactions, new political actors, new ways of coordinating and mobilizing resources, and new frameworks and technical capacities for decision making. We focus explicitly on those innovations that produce new relationships between levels of government, between government and citizens, and among governments, the private sector, and transnational and civil society actors. A more comprehensive understanding is needed of the innovative approaches being used to navigate the complex networks and relationships that constitute contemporary multi-level urban climate change governance. Debra Roberts, Co-Chair, Working Group II, IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6) and Acting Head, Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives, Durban, South Africa “Climate Change in Cities offers a refreshingly frank view of how complex cities and city processes really are.” Christopher Gore, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Canada “This book is a rare and welcome contribution engaging critically with questions about cities as central actors in multilevel climate governance but it does so recognizing that there are lessons from cities in both the Global North and South.” Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography, Durham University, United Kingdom “This timely collection provides new insights into how cities can put their rhetoric into action on the ground and explores just how this promise can be realised in cities across the world - from California to Canada, India to Indonesia.”

Suburban Governance

A Global View

Author: Pierre Hamel,Roger Keil

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266357X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.

Re-visioning India's Religious Traditions

Essays in Honour of Eric Lott

Author: Eric J. Lott,David Carlyle Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religious pluralism

Page: 233

View: 9355

Festschrift honoring Rev. Dr. Eric J. Lott, former professor of the United Theological College, Bangalore, 1977-1988

Urban India

Journal of the N.I.U.A.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cities and towns

Page: N.A

View: 4891

Democratic Local Governance

Reforms and Innovations in Asia

Author: G. Shabbir Cheema

Publisher: UN


Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 3351

Asian countries have introduced major reforms and new institutional mechanisms in recent years to promote the engagement of elected local governments, civil society, and the private sector. This book examines emerging issues in democratic local governance and factors that influenced the impetus for and the substance of reforms. It asks the following questions: * What have been the challenges in designing and implementing decentralization policies and programs? * What are the constraints on strengthening citizen participation? * Can reforms promote gender and rights perspectives in local governance? * What is the role of local government in service delivery and access? * How effective are the mechanisms for accountability and transparency in local governance? * What are the driving forces influencing democratic local governance reform? The book addresses these questions as it discusses studies from theoretical and comparative perspectives on specific issues as well as myriad cases across Asia, often dealing with country-specific reforms.

Re-visioning Television

Policy, Strategy and Models for the Sustainable Development of Community Television in South Africa

Author: Adrian Hadland,Mike Aldridge,Joshua Ogada

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796921604

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 1483

This research monograph, compiled by South African experts in community broadcasting with the assistance of key figures in the sector, traces the two-decade campaign for local-level television in South Africa. It highlights the development of policy, reviews existing international models, and spells out the technical, financial, and managerial challenges that face this sector. An informative chronicle that explores the introduction of a quality, accessible, local television-network that represents the final piece in post-apartheid's media jigsaw puzzle.

Revisioning the Earth

A Guide to Opening the Healing Channels Between Mind and Nature

Author: Paul Devereux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684800632

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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Through a series of spiritual and intellectual exercises, the author hopes to bring a new perception of the earth that will bring the reader into harmony with the natural world. Original. 17,500 first printing.


Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art

Author: James Romaine,Linda Stratford

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871826

Category: History

Page: 376

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ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art examines the application of art historical methods to the history of Christianity and art. As methods of art history have become more interdisciplinary, there has been a notable emergence of discussions of religion in art history as well as related fields such as visual culture and theology. This book represents the first critical examination of scholarly methodologies applied to the study of Christian subjects, themes, and contexts in art. ReVisioning contains original work from a range of scholars, each of whom has addressed the question, in regard to a well-known work of art or body of work, "How have particular methods of art history been applied, and with what effect?" The study moves from the third century to the present, providing extensive treatment and analysis of art historical methods applied to the history of Christianity and art.

Demokratie erschreiben

Bürgerbriefe und Petitionen als Medien politischer Kultur 1950-1974

Author: Michaela Fenske

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359339572X

Category: Political Science

Page: 437

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Nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurde aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland eine Demokratie, die fortan von der Bevölkerung mitgestaltet wurde. Ein wichtiges Medium in diesem Prozess war der Brief. In Bürgerbriefen und Petitionen äußerten die Bürgerinnen und Bürger gegenüber Politikern und politischen Institutionen ihre Bedürfnisse und Ängste ebenso wie Wünsche und Kritik. Die Analyse dieser Bürgerpost vermittelt bislang unbekannte Einblicke in Problemlagen und Schwierigkeiten der jungen Republik. Sie zeigt, wie die Deutschen durch die Praxis des Schreibens ein neues Selbst-Verständnis von Staat, Politik und Demokratie entwickelten.

Re-visioning the Past

Early Photography in Bengal 1875-1915

Author: Malavika Karlekar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195671551

Category: History

Page: 197

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This book of photographs taken in Bengal during the period 1875 - 1915 aims to introduce a new dimension to the experience of colonialism in Bengal, and reconstructs a history of growing urban Bengali middle-class society.

Re-visioning Europe

Frontiers, Place Identities and Journeys in Debatable Lands

Author: Ullrich Kockel

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Science

Page: 225

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Questions about where and what 'Europe' is have featured prominently in the social sciences and humanities as well as in political discourse since 1989, not least in the US government's recent distinction between an 'old' and a 'new' Europe, the eastward expansion of the EU and the drafting of a European Constitution. Using journeys in pursuit of a vision as a metaphor, the book explores key issues for contemporary Europe and its future development from an interdisciplinary perspective grounded mainly in European ethnology, cultural anthropology, human geography, and political economy. In five substantive chapters, it offers a synthesis dealing with: migration within and into Europe; boundaries; heritage and tradition; socio-economic structures, processes and change; and, finally, the role of ethnology in education and cultural practice. The book is framed by personal reflections on changing visions of Europe, suggesting a fresh envisioning of a dis-placed continent.

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9582

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

Die Stadt aus Gold und Silber


Author: Kenizé Mourad

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641075262

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2859

Ein bewegendes Epos, eine legendäre Frau und eine vergessene Welt Indien 1856. Im Harem von Lakhnau herrscht blankes Entsetzen. Britische Soldaten haben den Palast gestürmt und vertreiben die Favoritinnen aus ihren Gemächern. Nur eine Frau stellt sich dem englischen Besatzer: Hazrat Mahal, das zur Königin aufgestiegene Waisenmädchen. Sie ist ebenso schön wie entschieden, ihre Heimat zu retten. An ihrer Seite kämpft der treue Radscha Jai Lal, der für sie alles opfern würde. Zwei Jahre lang ist Hazrat die Seele des Widerstands, bis die Briten ihr ein unmoralisches Angebot machen ...

Re-visioning "Kamakura" Buddhism

Author: Richard Karl Payne

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 8818

Buddhism during the Kamakura era (1192-1333) has long been compared in the West to Christianity during the European Reformation. This popular view is reinforced by a retrospectivist historiography that regards all prior events as a prelude to the present. From this perspective, because today's predominant forms of Japanese Buddhism (Zen, Pure Land, and Nichiren) were founded during the Kamakura, the only important events of the era are those directly related to the establishment of these three forms of Buddhism. Both the simplistic reading of the Kamakura as a Japanese Reformation and retrospectivist historiography obscure the complexity of the religious situation. While it is true that these new movements were established in the Kamakura era, it is also true that they were marginal to mainstream Buddhism during the period, gaining prominence only in the following Muromachi era (1335-1573). Despite a rhetoric of organic growth, it was hardly a foregone conclusion that these forms would even survive the era -- several similar movements of the time did not. The essays in this collection are an interdisciplinary examination of various aspects of Buddhism during the Kamakura era, including religious practice, literature, and institutional history. They work toward a synchronic historiography and thus provide a broader understanding and appreciation of the complexity and richness of Buddhism during the Kamakura era and of Japanese Buddhism as a whole.