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Planning from the bottom up : democratic decentralisation in action, Anirban Pal, (electronic resource)

Label
Planning from the bottom up : democratic decentralisation in action
Title
Planning from the bottom up
Title remainder
democratic decentralisation in action
Statement of responsibility
Anirban Pal
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Planning from the Bottom up highlights the gap between the official rhetoric and the political reality of democratic decentralisation and bottom-up planning using an in-depth study of the metropolitan planning process in Kolkata, India. The key issue addressed here is how elected officials at different governmental levels, professional planners, and ordinary citizens interact in the process of metropolitan planning, and which players dominate the process. The focus is on the dynamic interactions between panners and the operation of the political process that shapes this reality. This book illustrates that there are differences in the real motives for the state to pursue decentralisation and what it claims to be behind its decentralisation policy and that he planning process is unlikely to be truly bottom-up if power is concentrated within any one political party. It also depicts how external funding, either from international agencies or higher levels of government, has the potential to force change in th local and regional structures of decision-making so that the voices of ordinary people can be included in public decision-making; for the effective implementation of bottom-up approaches to metropolitan planning the planning bureaucracy needs to be indepndent of the political class and bottom-up planning requires that planning capacity be built from a grassroots level. This requires devolution of both responsibilities and means/resources to carry out those responsibilities to the lowest level of planning
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pal, Anirban
Dewey number
321
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Delft Centre for Sustainable Urban Areas
Series statement
Sustainable urban areas,
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Kolkata (India)
  • Kolkata (India)
Label
Planning from the bottom up : democratic decentralisation in action, Anirban Pal, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised version of: thesis (doctoral)--University of Colorado, 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-124)
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction : purpose and design of the study -- 2. Context of metropolitan planning in Kolkata -- 3. Decentralisation of Kolkata's metropolitan planning -- 4. Comparative urban politics -- 5. Lessons in decentralised planning
Control code
ocn695395999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (126 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282880368
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695395999
Label
Planning from the bottom up : democratic decentralisation in action, Anirban Pal, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Revised version of: thesis (doctoral)--University of Colorado, 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-124)
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction : purpose and design of the study -- 2. Context of metropolitan planning in Kolkata -- 3. Decentralisation of Kolkata's metropolitan planning -- 4. Comparative urban politics -- 5. Lessons in decentralised planning
Control code
ocn695395999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (126 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282880368
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)695395999

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