Author: R Swaminathan
Translator(s)/Editor: R Swaminathan / Jaya Goyal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9781403931283
Mumbai is a city of stark contrasts. On the one hand, the city pays Rs 58,000 crore as income tax and on the other hand, it is the city with an estimated 60 per cent of its population languishing in slums and in conditions described by the United Nations as ‘inhuman’. It is also a city that harbours ambitions of rubbing shoulders with the best cities of the world. It is in such a context that Mumbai Vision 2015: Agenda for Urban Renewal has been written.
Mumbai is not Shanghai. For that matter, it need not construct, or reconstruct, itself as a replica of any other city. The city has unique problems. More importantly, it has enough people to find unique solutions to these problems. This volume, comprising 23 articles, examines and suggests ways of finding ‘interconnected solutions’ to the problems plaguing the city. Mumbai Vision 2015: Agenda for Urban Renewal brings together such a set of people who are experts in their respective domains
Mumbai Vision 2015: Agenda for Urban Renewal gives policymakers a clear roadmap to understand a complex and growing Mumbai.
The city’s key sectors – Economy, Transport, Energy, Environment and Education.
Innovative approach to the issue of slum rehabilitation and low cost housing.
Art, Culture and Heritage as crucial and integral components of the city.
An ideal mix of academic and industry experts, who have given concrete policy recommendations.
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PART ONE: INFRASTRUCTURE: TRANSPORT AND ENERGY
A City Of Contrasts: Challenges & Opportunities
Reforms In Electricity Sector
Skybus: Alternative Public Transport System
Urban Traffic And Transportation Management
Health And Healthcare: Challenges And Prospects
Revamping The Suburban Rail System
PART TWO: SLUM REHABILITATION AND LOW COST HOUSING
Alternative Approaches To Slum Rehabilitation 1
Alternative Approaches To Slum Rehabilitation 2
Politics Of Demolition And Rehabilitation
PART THREE: ECONOMY AND FINANCE
Textiles And Beyond: Mumbai In 2015
Maintaining Mumbai’s Premier Financial Centre Status
Future Drivers: Information Technology And Business Process Outsourcing
Developing Mumbai Into A Hub For Interactive Industry
Tourism, Hospitality And Nightlife: Reality And Potential
PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENT
Sustainable Development For Mumbai
Law And Environment: Coastal Regulation Zone
Controlling Vehicular And Industrial Pollution
PART FIVE: EDUCATION
The Challenge Of Primary Education
Quality Higher Education: Pursuit Of Excellence
Role Of Private Trusts In Higher Education
PART SIX: ART, HERITAGE AND CULTURE
History And Heritage Conservation In Mumbai
Revamping Theatre In Mumbai
Analysis And Conclusion
Steering Committee Members/Contributors