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Author Bank, The World
Title Urbanization beyond Municipal Boundaries : Nurturing Metropolitan Economies and Connecting Peri-Urban Areas in India
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2013
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Series Directions in Development
Directions in Development
Note Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- About the Authors -- Abbreviations -- Overview -- People and Businesses Are Seeking Metropolitan Suburbs -- Land Policy Distortions and Infrastructure Shortfalls Reduce Gains from Urbanization -- Coordinating Land Policy Reforms with Infrastructure Improvements Can Lay the Foundation for Managing India's Urbanization -- Summary: Integrate Land Policy, Infrastructure Services, and Connectivity -- References -- Chapter 1 Framing India's Urbanization Challenges -- Introduction -- Policy Framework -- Implementing Policy Reforms -- Structure of the Report -- Note -- References -- Chapter 2 India's Urban Evolution: A Historical Outlook -- Urban Geography: A 100-Year Perspective -- Economic Geography: A 20-Year Horizon -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 Policy Distortions and Infrastructure Bottlenecks -- Introduction -- Pace and Shape of Urban Expansion Distorted by Rigid Land Policies -- Challenges for Commuters and Freight -- Spatial Disparities in Access to Basic Services -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4 Priorities for Policy Reform -- Introduction -- Accommodating Urban Expansion through Land Policies -- Managing Urban Densities for Vertical Expansion -- Leveraging Accessible Locations with Coordinated Land and Infrastructure Improvements -- Enhancing Connectivity and Service Delivery-Establishing the Rules of the Game -- References -- Appendix A India's Urbanization Trends -- Appendix B Data Sources and Methodology for Tables and Maps -- Appendix C Results from a Survey of Truckers -- Boxes -- Figures -- Maps -- Tables -- Back Cover
This study identifies three priority areas for India's policymakers as they try to harness economic efficiency and manage spatial equity associated with urbanization. First, to enhance productivity, invest in the institutional and information foundations to enable land and housing markets to function efficiently, while deregulating the intensity of land use in urban areas. This measure would require better coordination between planning for land use and planning for infrastructure, such that densification can be accompanied by infrastructure improvements. An incremental model of experimentation focusing on a few areas-say, around infrastructure corridors and neighborhoods-and then scaling up based on community-level consensus building can help in implementing densification reforms.Second, to improve livability, rationalize the rules of the game for delivering and expanding infrastructure services, such that providers can recover costs yet reach out to poorer neighborhoods and peripheral areas. Third, for better mobility, invest in improving connectivity between metropolitan cores and their peripheries, as these are the areas that will attract the bulk of people and businesses over the medium term. Connectivity improvements include investments in network infrastructure and logistics to facilitate movement of goods, while also easing mobility for people.Land policy, infrastructure services, and connectivity-coordinated improvements in this triad can help India reap dividends from improved spatial equity and greater economic efficiency that comes with urbanization
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Link Print version: Bank, The World Urbanization beyond Municipal Boundaries : Nurturing Metropolitan Economies and Connecting Peri-Urban Areas in India Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2013 9780821398401
Subject Urbanization -- India.;Urban economics.;Land use, Urban -- India.;Urban policy -- India.;Suburbs -- India.;India -- Economic conditions
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