Cities and Sustainability

Issues and Strategic Pathways

  • S. Mahendra Dev
  • Sudhakar Yedla

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Sudhakar Yedla
    Pages 1-21
  3. Minal Pathak, P. R. Shukla, Amit Garg, Hem Dholakia
    Pages 151-177
  4. Rangan Banerjee
    Pages 179-192
  5. Anjali Srivastava, Dipanjali Mujumdar
    Pages 225-252
  6. Achyutha Rao Aleti, Krishna Chaithanya Talacheeru
    Pages 253-264
  7. Kamla Kant Pandey
    Pages 265-282

About this book


The book addresses the sustainability of cities in the context of sustainability science and its application to the city boundary. In doing so it investigates all the components of a city on the basis of sustainability criteria. To achieve sustainability it is essential to adopt an integrated strategy that reflects all sectors within the city boundary and also address the four key normative concepts: the right to develop for all sections, social inclusion, convergence in living standards, and shared responsibility and opportunities among sectors and sections. In this book, the individual chapters examine the nodes of sustainability of a city and thus essentially present a large canvas wherein all sustainability-relevant issues are interwoven. This integrative approach is at the heart of the book and offers an extensive, innovative framework for future research on cities and sustainability alike. The book also includes selected case studies that add to the reading and comprehension value of the concepts presented, ensuring a blend of theory and practical case studies to help readers better comprehend the principle of sustainability and its application.


Ecological Efficient Habitats Energy Security Resources Management Services Provision Sustainability Transportation Urban Centres Urban Planning Waste Management

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mahendra Dev
    • 1
  • Sudhakar Yedla
    • 2
  1. 1.Indira Gandhi Institute of Development ResearchGoregaon, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Indira Gandhi Institute of Development ResearchGoregaon, MumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2309-2
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2310-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7246
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7254
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