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Urban Development Planning: The Need for a New Parasdigm


  • Dr. Vikas Kumar

    () (Accountant, Additional Director Pension, Meerut Division, Meerut, U. P.)

  • Chhavi Yadav

    (Research Scholar, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, D. N. College, meerut.)


Planning solutions are viewed as a strategy for building new cities and as a means for upgrading existing cities. Little clarity, however, exists about the constituents of possible new paradigms of urban planning. This paper has two objectives. The first is to draw some conclusions from past experience on building new cities and upgrading existing ones. The DP and its process should not be used to reify boundaries between legality and illegality as interpretations of what is legal and illegal are subject to change and are unduly influenced by certain groups. Rather, it should focus on enhancing the functionality of the city. An important strategy for operationalizing this is to promote the viability of the informal sector. This will enhance the quality of life of many people as well as the growth of the formal economy to which the informal sector is closely linked.

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  • Dr. Vikas Kumar & Chhavi Yadav, 2014. "Urban Development Planning: The Need for a New Parasdigm," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 9(1), pages 73-78, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:9:y:2014:i:1:p:73-78

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    Urban Development; Planning; New Cities;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade


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