Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Urbanization: A Case Study of National Capital Territory, Delhi

  • B. W. Pandey
  • Himanshu Mishra
  • Usha Kumari PathakEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


In the context of rapid urbanization in India, overpopulation in National Capital Territory of Delhi increasingly creates chaos, inequalities, poverty, environmental degradation, socio-economic sprawl. Sustainable and urban housing, one of the fundamental features of sustainable urban development, can be considered one of the largest challenges. The main objective of this study is to compare what should be performed with what is today commonly performed in urban-development planning and policy. The concept of a hazard infrastructure governance and socio-economic (HIGS) framework was applied in this chapter as a prominent methodology to obtain appropriate outcomes. It can be concluded that to achieve the goal of urban sustainability; it is necessary to make some structural reforms and progressive planning to create deep and fundamental changes at all levels of urban society, especially in the three levels of government and management, technology, and life standards. This chapter discusses pragmatic approaches to urban-planning decision, and strategies as a whole refer to the dynamics of management and well as the qualification to become and transformation into a livable city.


Governance Poverty Planning Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. W. Pandey
    • 1
  • Himanshu Mishra
    • 1
  • Usha Kumari Pathak
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Delhi School of EconomicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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