The rapid pace of urbanization coupled with enhanced mobility patterns in the recent past in India, while bringing in the socio-cultural transformations, has caused regional imbalances, environmental degradation and deterioration of living conditions. The prevalent scenario has created multiple challenges for the entire planning fraternity. Our country requires built-environment professionals who may collaborate to steer the
development agenda by effectively addressing the emerging challenges through appropriate policies, strategies and action plans. In this context, this book is focused upon disseminating comprehensive know-how of the contemporary urban planning practices in India backed by the historical perspective of town planning in the world.
The book particularly targets the students of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in architecture, urban planning and allied disciplines across India. Additionally, it seeks to equip the entire clan of professionals related to the built environment in constructing a substantial knowledge base. The content incorporated provides a comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, and is absolutely focused, eloquently formatted, aptly
illustrated and widely referenced utilizing both online and offline sources.