Erscheinungsdatum: 01.04.2016, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Making Of Vibrant Cities, Titelzusatz: A Collection Of Essays Compiled By Mumbai First, Autor: Mumbai First, Verlag: Rupa Publications India, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: JUVENILE NONFICTION // Travel, Rubrik: Kinderbücher // Sachbücher, Sonstiges, Seiten: 328, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag, Gewicht: 585 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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This book presents a detailed study of Noise Pollution at Macro level for the city of Greater Mumbai and other cities in India. The main topics covered are methods of creation of adequate database, preparation of 'isodecibel map'(this terms is introduced first time by author), comparison of noise with other physical and cultural attributes in Greater Mumbai and other cities. Some pertinent issues like cultural noise, unique to India and Greater Mumbai is dealt in a temporal frame. A community survey conducted helps to find out the impact of noise on resident population, the results of which are presented along with discussion from eminent environmentalist, journalist and doctors. The study is supported and illustrated with numerous diagrams, tables and maps drawn with GIS software. There are nine chapters covering the various aspects of noise. This study can be used as a representative for most south Asian cities.
Street Vendors in cities across India are constantly exposed to the brutalities of the environment in which they keep on struggling to survive. On a daily basis they put-in back breaking efforts to make both ends meet for their family. Mumbai represents the spirit of the Street Vendors of India. This book takes a close look into their socio-economic status in which they live and survive against all odds in this city of dreams. The Street Vendors has to bear the atrocities of the authorities' viz. the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), the Police and the Politicians and also the goons. This is replicated in almost all the cities in the country. The book surveys about the various social and economic aspect of Street Vendors and the ways and means they adapt themselves to adjust to the situations, time and again. They are driven out of the market by the authorities only to find that they are back again the next day. In their struggle to survive they do not give up. They fight back courageously. They create a natural market and also service the customers at their door step. Mumbai Street Vendors set example for others to follow, the struggle to survive on the streets.
This book explores urban malnutrition in India with reference to Mumbai. With urbanization is noticed an underlying shift in demography of poverty and malnutrition to towns and cities, which deserves a holistic analysis. Accordingly, the book chooses to look at the status and determinants of nutrition insecurity in urban areas. The hypothesis is that females, due to continued presence of gender roles and migrants due to assimilation constraints in new environment are among the most vulnerable groups in urban areas. The book reviews literature and previous findings to develop a conceptual framework. Preliminary investigation is done separately for urban areas and large cities of India and a detailed statistical analysis is done for Mumbai. An overview at urban areas and large cities give general understanding of the issue and is useful to model the relationships during the analysis for Mumbai. The results to considerable extent substantiate the hypothesis. Females and rural and newer migrants are actually among the most vulnerable to urban malnutrition. The findings imply critical role of public intervention to deal with the issue along with of multidimensional research approach.
Cities are the most likely actors to design and bring about lasting sustainability. An agreement among the world's larger cities is possible, and likely a necessary but insufficient condition to achieve sustainable development. Cities and Sustainability explores the ways in which cities are both the biggest threat to sustainability, and the most powerful tool to get us to sustainable development. Employing an innovative methodology to a complex issue, the book proposes new metrics and approaches that assume cities as fundamental in the search for sustainability. Providing population projections for the world's larger cities and a hierarchy of sustainable cities, the author develops two new tools: (i) a cities approach to physical and socio-economic boundaries, and (ii) sustainability costs curves. These tools are designed to be implemented in a multi-stakeholder, integrated partnership that truly maximizes the benefits of cities in the quest for sustainability. Applying the tools outlined in the book to case studies from Dakar, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Toronto, this volume will be of great relevance to students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in urban and city management, climate change, and environment and sustainability more broadly.