Chapter

Introduction

Samuel Paul, Kala Seetharam Sridhar, A. Venugopala Reddy and Pavan Srinath

in The State of Our Cities

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780198080381
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080381.003.0001
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This chapter provides an introductory background to the importance of cities in India. It provides an overview of urbanization in Karnataka and discusses the importance of such an analysis in the Indian context. It specifies the six indicators and benchmarks, used in the book, which capture the dynamics and potential of urban areas: history and governance, demographics, economic dimensions, infrastructure and public services, resources, and quality of life. The chapter also explains the methodology of the study and provides details of the various sources from which data for specific indicators was selected. Finally, it indicates the s audience that would be interested in this study and provides an outline of the book.

Keywords: Karnataka; cities; urbanization; methodology; infrastructure; public services

Chapter.  2498 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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