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The Towers of New Capital: Mega Townships in India

  • Piyush Tiwari

About this book


Based on the study of a number of large mega township projects under development on the urban fringes of Delhi and Ahmedabad, The Towers of New Capital is an enquiry into how these 'global fixes' are leading to territorial reorganization. What are the social and economic impacts of large mega projects? How are these projects envisioned and governed? How transparent is the administrative decision making process? How are these projects marketed and to whom?

This book explores the processes and challenges of land acquisition, urban design outcomes, planning processes, market assessment, construction project management and the marketing of such projects to users and investors in an emerging economy context.


Asia Megacities Mega townships Development Urban fringes Delhi Ahmedabad Urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Piyush Tiwari
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Piyush Tiwari is Associate Professor of Property at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his current position he was Director of Policy at Infrastructure Development Finance Company, India. Earlier, he was Senior Lecturer of Property at the University of Aberdeen, UK. His research interests include infrastructure policy, housing economics, real estate investment and financing infrastructure in developing countries.

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