The entire gamut of issues related to urban governance in India in a liberalised world is elaborately described in this book. It narrates the challenges of local governments to govern the mega-cities of India in a rapidly changing atmosphere. It looks at the impact of decentralisation on local governance arrangements and citizen participation in urban development. The role of information technology in facing the challenges of urban governance is also explained in detail. To analyse various issues, it includes case studies from major cities throughout the country.
Besides students and academics involved in urban studies, economics and development studies, this book will hopefully be a valuable reading material for urban administrators, town planners, architects, civil engineers, urban managers, urban designers, social scientists and environmentalists.