Delhi: An Emerging Megacity Region

By: Purushottam Uttarwar |
  • ISBN: 978-93-83419-38-8
  • Publication Date: November 2016
  • Dimension: 6 x 9 in.
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Pages: 125


Delhi is a fast growing megalopolis, which also contributes to the growth of the National Capital Region (NCR). The urban planning approach has gone through quite some change in India.

The book is a testimony to the changes that have taken place in the last two decades in our approach in making a Master Plan. Author has emphasized that policies and strategies change, but they maintain the continuity of the overall planning objective.

This book is organized into three sections. The first section is ‘Contemporary Planning’ which consists of chapters based on policies and strategies adopted in the Master Plan to deal with current socio-political issues. The second section deals with planning practices suitable to our conditions. The third section discusses planning techniques like Remote Sensing and GIS, available to planners for monitoring and mapping urban sprawl.

About the Author

Purushottam Uttarwar

P. S. Uttarwar is currently working as Consultant (Planning) in Delhi Development Authority (DDA), after retiring as Additional Commissioner (Planning) DDA, New Delhi, in Sept 2015. He possesses a unique experience of working on second and third Master Plan for Delhi 2001 and 2021, respectively. He was actively involved in micro level planning of Rohini and Dwarka sub-cities, and played an important role in introducing satellite imageries and GIS techniques for planning and mapping purposes.