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From Unsustainable to Inclusive Cities
Chapter 2: Sustainable Urban Development in India: An Inclusive Perspective, by Darshini Mahadevia
The mainstream debate on urban development addresses issues of economic growth, and the debate on sustainable cities focuses on environmental problems. Both exclude the development concerns of the poor. A new inclusive approach to sustainable cities in the South puts the perspective of poor and marginalized sectors at the center of its vision. This chapter presents such a holistic and synergetic approach to sustainable cities in India, and describes the means by which it might be achieved.