Challenges with the Indian Urbanization Scenario
Urbanization in India is rapid and propels social and environmental challenges. Cities are characterized by strained infrastructure which manifests itself in terms of power cuts and water shortages, high cost of living, and unaffordable real estate resulting in urban sprawl and slums, high volume of traffic resulting in pollution and delays.
Framework for Sustainable Urbanization
Merely investing in enhancing infrastructure is not sufficient. Projects that focus primarily on expanding capacity are not necessarily most effective in serving community needs, and neither are they sustainable in the long run.