Managing City Development For Health In India

The case of Hyderabad city

Authored by: Maheep Singh Thapar , Mala Rao

The Routledge Handbook Of Planning For Health And Well-Being

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023307
eBook ISBN: 9781315728261
Adobe ISBN: 9781317542407

10.4324/9781315728261.ch34

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Abstract

The year 2008 was an important milestone in the history of human civilisation, when, for the first time, urban areas became home to more than half the world’s population (Martine 2007). The twenty-first century has been referred to as the ‘Century of the City’. It is anticipated that most regions of the developing world, which have the highest urban growth rates, will be predominantly urban by the middle of the century and home to an estimated 5.3 billion people of whom approximately 63 per cent will live in Asia (UN Human Settlements Programme, 2008).

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