Urbanization beyond Municipal Boundaries: Nurturing Metropolitan Economies and Connecting Peri-Urban Areas in India (Directions in Development) by The World Bank
English | Mar. 28, 2013 | ISBN: 0821398407 | 125 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Urbanization beyond Municipal Boundaries informs policy priorities to manage India’s urbanization. Incisive
analysis of the patterns of India’s urbanization using geo-referenced data from various rounds of the
population and economic census highlights rapid suburbanization of people and firms around the country’s
largest metropolitan areas. However, the move to the suburbs is accelerated by land and housing shortages
in metropolitan cores, coupled with high transport costs between the metropolitan core and its periphery,
and much worse infrastructure access and quality for water, electricity, and sanitation in the urban periphery.
What are priorities for policy reform?