Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India: Issues and Challenges (Hardcover)

Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India: Issues and Challenges By M. Amarjeet Singh (Editor), Komol Singha (Editor) Cover Image
By M. Amarjeet Singh (Editor), Komol Singha (Editor)


This volume explores the dynamics of urbanisation in Northeast India. It discusses the impact of the process of urbanisation on the environment, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of the region.

The chapters in the book:

Examine various challenges and opportunities of urbanisation, such as frontier urbanism, urban congestion, smart cities, vernacular architecture, urban water and waste management, cross-border migration and ethnicity.

Draw attention to critical issues that have massively disturbed the urban landscape including deterioration of water quality, seismic activity and air pollution.

Give alternatives that could present possible solutions to the problems afflicting this region.

Drawing on case studies rooted in extensive fieldwork, this book will be indispensable to researchers and students of urban studies, human geography, development economics, cultural studies and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policy-makers, government representatives and town planners.

About the Author

M. Amarjeet Singh is Professor at the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, where he teaches courses on conflict, migration and politics. He has previously worked at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, India, and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.Komol Singha is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Sikkim University, Gangtok, India, where he teaches development economics. His research broadly covers development economics, institutional economics and the social sector. Prior to this, he was with the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367466190
ISBN-10: 0367466198
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: April 27th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English