Planning for India’s Urbanisation’; Book Launch by CEPT Press

AHMEDABAD, India, April 9, 2024  — CEPT University Press launched ‘Planning for India’s Urbanisation’ by Vidyadhar K. Phatak. The event was attended by practicing planners from the region and members of the CEPT community viz. students, faculty members, alumni, etc. Phatak is among the country’s leading practitioners and thinkers in Urban Planning. The book is a collection of essays written over two decades, reflecting his experience of over fifty years in public service, in consulting, and academia. Having spent a large part of his career in an operational position in the planning of the Mumbai Metropolitan area, and subsequently, as a researcher and an academic, the essays carry the comparative advantage of deeper insights.

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The four main themes of the book include urbanization and its challenges, the centrality of land in planning and financing of development, urban housing, and planning a metropolis. The essays address urban issues in the post-liberalization era, planning standards, land, and housing, while always establishing links between regulatory planning practices and their impact on markets and more specifically on the supply and demand of housing.

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