Urban Renewal in India is a comprehensive presentation of the theoretical, strategic and technical aspects of urban renewal. The term ‘urban renewal’ implies redevelopment of urban areas to ensure growth of infrastructure, promotion of tourism and better quality of life. It has been identified across the world as one of the most crucial processes for ensuring optimal development of urban spaces.
In this book, the major principles, strategies, tools and techniques for successful planning and implementation of urban renewal projects are explained with examples. Its highlight is the extensive coverage of all the major initiatives undertaken at the central, state and city levels for urban redevelopment. Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Atal Mission for Renewal and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) are some of the major central initiatives covered in the book. At the state- and city-levels, it includes initiatives in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Ahmedabad, Mysore, Pune and Hyderabad. The book contains numerous recommendations for reforming and improving urban renewal efforts.