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1 online resource (xviii, 286 pages) : illustrations, digital file
  • Foreword / by Helen F. Siu
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • List of contributors
  • 1. Introduction : ecologies of urbanism in India / Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan
  • 2. Is there an "Indian" urbanism? / Janaki Nair
  • 3. One air, two interventions : Delhi in the age of environment / Awadhendra sharan
  • 4. The troubled passage from "village communities" to planned new town developments in mid-twentieth-century South Asia / William J. Glover
  • 5. Flexible planning : the making of India's "millennium city" / Gurgaon Shubhra Gururani
  • 6. From the frying pan to the floodplain : negotiating land, Water, and fire in Chennai's development / Karen Coelho and Nithya V. Raman
  • 7. Value struggles : waste work and urban ecology in Delhi / Vinay Gidwani
  • 8. Housing in the urban age : inequality and aspiration in Mumbai / Nikhil Anand and Anne Rademacher
  • 9. Resettlement ecologies : environmental subjectivity and graduated citizenship in Mumbai / Sapana Doshi
  • 10. Nuisance talk : middle-class discourses of a slum-free Delhi / D. Asher Ghertner
  • Index.
Ecologies of Urbanism in India explores how rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive urbanism affects everyday lived environments and the ecological processes that undergird them in Indian cities. Case studies on nature conservation in the city, urban housing and slum development, waste management, the history and practice of urban planning, and contestations over the quality of air, water, and sanitation in the major cities of Delhi and Mumbai, illuminate the urban ecology perspective at different points across the twentieth century. The book therefore examines how struggles over the environment and quality of life in urban centers are increasingly framed in terms of their future place in a landscape of global sustainability, and the future relationship between cities and their changing hinterlands. It brings both historical particularity and ethnographic nuance to the questions of urban ecology in Indian cities, offering novel insights into some of the most vital theoretical and practical debates on urbanism and sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789888139767 20180521
188 p. : charts ; 23 cm.
  • A brief history of Brazil's growth
  • China towards 2020 : growth performance and sustainability
  • Shaping the Indian miracle : acceleration towards high growth
  • Indonesia beyond the recovery : growth strategy in an archipelago country
  • Sustainable growth in South Africa.
This publication is based on the proceedings of a conference, organized by the OECD, on the growth performance of these large emerging-market economies. The book brings together contributions from policy makers and scholars. It discusses the growth experiences of these countries, including how they have fared in the wake of the recent global financial crisis. It also examines these countries' prospects for sustaining strong growth over the long term. The chapters in this book offer analyses of the growth process in individual countries, including the reduction of external vulnerability in Brazil, the contribution of human and physical capital accumulation in China and Indonesia, initiatives to promote infrastructure and social development in India, and financial deepening in South Africa.--Publisher's description.
Green Library
xv, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction: Governance for Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene - Stephen Zavestoski and Pradip Swarnakar Section 1: Governance I: Questioning the Top-down Approach of Sustainable Development Forest, Adivasis, and the Forest Rights Act (2006): Interrogating Top-down Environmental Governance - Jyotiprasad Chatterjee Science and Politics of Wildlife Enumeration: Questioning the `Tiger Count' in India - Jayanthi A Pushkaran Urban Land Governance Reforms and Sustainable Development: A Study of Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) in Karnataka - Kanekanti Chandrashekar Smitha and Manasi Seshaiah Challenges of Sustainable Biodiversity Management: National Chambal Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh - Nidhi Yadav and Naresh Chandra Sahu Freshwater Wetlands in Bangladesh: The Need for Alternative Governance - Mohammad Abu Taiyeb Chowdhury Section 2: Governance II: Experiments with `Bottom-up' Approaches Dynamics and Pay-offs in Community-based Water Resource Management: A Case Study from Indian Sunderbans - Satabdi Datta Local Solutions to Local Disasters: Governance in Flood Management in Assam - Arpita Das and Partha Jyoti Das The Role of Rural Local Bodies in Sustainable Development - James Rajanayagam Deployment of Solar Home Lighting Systems in Rural India - Kartikeya Singh From Participation to Empowerment: Community-based Ecotourism in Goa - Rohini Fadte Section 3: Climate Change Adaptation: A `Bottom-up' Challenge to `Top-down' Sustainable Development Downscaling Climate Change: Perceptions and Adaptive Behaviors of Rural Farmers in West Bengal - Farhat Naz, Marie-Charlotte Buisson, and Archisman Mitra Adaptive Capacity of Marginalized Urban Women to Climate Change: National Capital Territory of Delhi - Sakshi Saini and Savita Aggarwal Community-based Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal India: A `Bottom-up' Approach Using 3P Model - Rachna Arora, Ashish Chaturvedi, Manjeet Saluja, Nikita Mundra, and Arushi Sen Local Knowledge, Social Capital, and Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh - Md. Masud-All-Kamal Section 4: Synergizing 'Top-down' and 'Bottom-up Neither `Top-down' nor `Bottom-up': A `Middle-out' Alternative to Sustainable Development - Stephen Zavestoski and Pradip Swarnakar Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789386446046 20180409
This book analyzes how governance and climate change adaptation - both integral to sustainable development - operate outside the bureaucratic apparatus of the state. It examines `top-down' and `bottom-up' approaches to sustainable development and looks at a possible `middle-out' approach to resolving the challenges to sustainable development. The book also includes case studies from India and Bangladesh, which show that community-level factors such as social and cultural capital are key to the success of sustainable development efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789386446046 20180409
Green Library
xii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Preface 1. Introduction Tilman Altenburg 2. Sustainability-oriented innovation systems - managing the green transformation Tilman Altenburg and Anna Pegels 3. Technology transfer? The rise of China and India in green technology sectors Rasmus Lema and Adrian Lema 4. Innovating for energy efficiency: a perspective from India Ankur Chaudhary, Ambuj Sagar and Ajay Mathur 5. Sustainability-oriented innovation in the automobile industry: advancing electromobility in China, France, Germany and India Tilman Altenburg, Shikha Bhasin and Doris Fischer 6. Different routes to technology acquisition and innovation system building? China's and India's wind turbine industries Rainer Walz and Jonathan Novak Delgado 7. Key actors and their motives for wind energy innovation in China Frauke Urban, Johan Nordensvard and Zhou Yuan 8. Challenges of low carbon technology diffusion: insights from shifts in China's photovoltaic industry development Doris Fischer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138937697 20160619
Global economic growth, recently fuelled by Asia's emerging economies, has greatly accelerated the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and boosted demand for scarce natural resources, including energy, food and mineral raw materials. These developments are pushing the planet close to its ecological boundaries. Transforming the world economy towards sustainability, while ensuring decent levels of resource use for all global citizens, is the greatest challenge of our time. This book explores how innovation systems need to be adapted to successfully confront these challenges. The first chapter introduces the concept of sustainability-oriented innovation systems which highlights the systematic differences between systems that have developed along current resource-intensive technological trajectories and those that address the impending environmental mega-problems. The subsequent articles present case studies of sustainability-oriented innovations in a number of policy areas, including energy efficiency, electric mobility and generation of renewable energy, in China and India. These case studies confirm the specificities of innovation systems geared towards a green techno-economic paradigm. This book was originally published as a special issue of Innovation and Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138937697 20160619
Green Library
xxii, 322 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
253 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvii, 348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 380 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Population, life support, and human development / Ramprasad Sengupta and Anup Sinha
  • Beyond population projections: critical issues in relation to life support and human development / Ashish Bose --Population: a new paradigm for old and new concerns / Gita Sen
  • Population and water resources in India: crucial gaps in knoweldge for sustainable use in future / Jayanta Bandyopadhyay & Bidisha Malik
  • Water resource development: scarcity and conflict / A. Vaidyanathan
  • Sustainable land use for foodgrain production and environmental protection / C.L. Acharya and A.K. Sharma
  • Food and land use: sustainable development in India in the context of global consumption demands / Utsa Patnaik
  • An alternative people based system for health care and population stabilization / N.H. Anita
  • Health, health serivices, and family planning in India / Dibabar Banerji
  • Investment in the education sector in India, for human development: the past and the future / Tapas Majumdar
  • On universalisaion of elementary education in India: prospects and constraints / V.N. Reddy
  • Urban growth, basic amenities and waste management in India / Annapurna Shaw
  • Institutional innovations for infrastructural development in India and the merging urban scenario / Amitabh Kundu.
Contributed papers presented at a seminar.
Green Library
xxix, 332 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Population and sustainable development
  • Population, environment and development
  • Peoples' participation, reproductive and child health care and development
  • Institution of Panchayati Raj, social security, investment and development
  • Migration, social change and development
  • Science, technology and sustainable development.
Papers presented at the Seminar on Population and Sustainable Development in India, organised by Society for Social Empowerment during 1-2 April 2004.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxiii, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contributed papers presented at 5th Development Convention organized on April 27-28, 2006 in Dharwad.
Green Library
2 v. (xxii, 862 p.) : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • pt. 1. section I: concept, theories, models and general principles
  • section II: population and sustainable management of environment/resources
  • pt. 2. section III: Indian situation in the global context
  • section IV: regional approaches : analysis.
Contributed articles.
Green Library
xviii, 205 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
  • The Indian context and enabling environment
  • Creating and commercializing knowledge
  • Diffusing and absorbing knowledge
  • Promoting inclusive innovation
  • Strengthening skills and education for innovation
  • Upgrading information infrastructure
  • Enhancing innovation finance.
Green Library
v. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
xvi, 460 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contributed papers presented at two international conferences jointly organized by United Nations University, Tokyo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and National Institute of Rural Development's North-East Regional Centre at Guwahati, India, in October 2005 and September 2006; with reference to India and Southeast Asia.
Green Library
xv, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
In Indian context.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxiii, 315 pages : ill. ; 23 cm
Green Library
xvii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface 1. Passions of Power and the "Tryst with Destiny" 2. Modernity, Cornucopianism and the Megamachine 3. The Evolution of India's Economic Development Discourse: Independence to 1985 4. The Embrace of Nuclear Power and The Development-Energy Treadmill In India 5. The Advance of Economic Liberalization in India: 1985 to Present 6. Political Economy of Nuclear Power in India 7. Beyond Cornucopianism and the Megamachine Organization 8. Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415629164 20160615
Nuclear power is often characterized as a "green technology." Technologies are rarely, if ever, socially isolated artefacts. Instead, they materially represent an embodiment of values and priorities. Nuclear power is no different. It is a product of a particular political economy and the question is whether that political economy can helpfully engage with the challenge of addressing the environmental crisis on a finite, inequitable and shared planet. For developing countries like India, who are presently making infrastructure investments which will have long legacies, it is imperative that these investments wrestle with such questions and prove themselves capable of sufficiency, greater equality and inclusiveness. This book offers a critique of civilian nuclear power as a green energy strategy for India and develops and proposes an alternative "synergy for sustainability." It situates nuclear power as a socio-technical infrastructure embodying a particular development discourse and practice of energy and economic development. The book reveals the political economy of this arrangement and examines the latter's ability to respond to the environmental crisis. Manu V. Mathai argues that the existing overwhelmingly growth-focused, highly technology-centric approach for organizing economic activity is unsustainable and needs to be reformed. Within this imperative for change, nuclear power in India is found to be and is characterized as an "authoritarian technology." Based on this political economy critique the book proposes an alternative, a synergy of ideas from the fields of development economics, energy planning and science, technology and society studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415629164 20160615
Green Library
xvii, 261 p. ; 23 cm.
Globalization is widely seen as the most important factor influencing national economies of nations in the new millennium. The rapid advancement in information technology and communications has made it not just possible but absolutely essential for industries the world over to adapt or fall by the wayside. The most important aspects of economic globalization are the breaking down of national barriers; the international spread of trade, financial, and production activities; and the growing power of transnational corporations and international financial institutions in these processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788177081497 20160527
Green Library


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