Urbanization and Regional Sustainability in South Asia

Socio-economic Drivers, Environmental Pressures and Policy Responses

  • Sumana Bandyopadhyay
  • Chitta Ranjan Pathak
  • Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

Part of the Contemporary South Asian Studies book series (CSAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Drivers of Urbanization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chitta Ranjan Pathak, Sumana Bandyopadhyay, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
      Pages 3-8
    3. Sushobhan Majumdar, Lakshmi Sivaramakrishnan
      Pages 9-24
  3. Pressures on the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Tuhin Roy, Mahbuba Nasreen, Abdullah Abusayed Khan, Md. Rezaul Karim
      Pages 57-74
  4. Restructuring Adapted Spaces

  5. Effects on Society

  6. Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Dillip Kumar Das, Sanjaykumar G. Sonar
      Pages 245-259
    3. Chitta Ranjan Pathak
      Pages 261-269
    4. Jaydip De, Sumana Bandyopadhyay
      Pages 297-309
    5. Tej Karki, Nimesh Salike
      Pages 311-329
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-332

About this book


This book examines urbanization and migration processes in South Asia. By analyzing the socio-economic impacts and infrastructural, environmental and institutional aspects of different conurbations, it highlights conflicts over agricultural land as well as the effects on health, education, poverty and the welfare of children, women and old people. The authors also explore issues of mobility; connectivity and accessibility of public services, and discuss the effective use of new urban-management tools, such as the concept of smart cities and urban spatial monitoring.


Urbanization Urban Planning Urban Policy Regional Science Regional Sustainability Environment Migration Integration Mobility South Asia Urban Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumana Bandyopadhyay
    • 1
  • Chitta Ranjan Pathak
    • 2
  • Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Centre for Applied Economics of the AtlanticUniversity of AzoresAngra do HeroísmoPortugal

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