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Urbanization and Public Service Delivery

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780198065388
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081264 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0001
Urbanization and Public Service Delivery

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This chapter serves as an introduction to urbanization and the delivery of public services. It notes that 2007 was considered as an important year for urbanization, due to the increase of inhabitants in urban areas. Although urbanization is one of the inevitable results of development, it also leads to many undesirable outcomes, such as an increasing demand for the services of urban infrastructures. The pattern of urbanization in some Asian countries is studied, before moving on to the state of public service delivery in Indian cities. The delivery of finance and services is studied in one section, while another section provides a review of literature on service delivery. It then moves on to a description of the methodology, the sample of Indian cities, and scope of the research. The chapter ends with a discussion of the implications of policy.

Keywords: urbanization; public services; urban infrastructure; urban services; services delivery; Urban Development Authority; Urban Local Body; cities

Chapter.  5979 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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