Shishir Mathur Coauthors New Book on Planning & Development

Vidyarthi, Sanjeev, Shishir Mathur, and Sandeep K. Agrawal. Understanding India's New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development: A Salient Shift? New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017.

How is India planning its diverse range of settlements, which vary from rapidly growing cities to remote villages? Have changes in the country’s polity influenced its approach to the spatial planning and development of urban and rural areas? This book focuses on the complex nature of India’s ongoing urbanization and transformations in the interrelated, but rarely-studied-together, domains of infrastructure finance and development, local planning practice, and on-the-ground empirical outcomes. It illustrates how the tensions between democratic and market-oriented impulses are shaping India’s existing and emergent settlements, drawing out useful insights for scholars and practitioners alike.