DESTINATION 100 (The Making of Smart Cities in India)
The book is a comprehensive guide to rediscover and reinforce basic urban planning principles with a vision to achieve a Smart Urban Future for our Indian Cities. The Livability Manual outlays guidelines with noteworthy examples of cities worldwide that have successfully addressed issues of livability. It sets out a list of determinants and criteria, which will enable our new towns, cities and urban centres to become more vibrant, relevant and sustainable. It also prescribes flexible guidelines, strategies and principles to be considered when planning and designing new towns and cities. It is clearly a must book for all planners, urban designers, and architects interested in imagining Indian urbanity. It also uses as a key case study the new city of Palava on the outskirts of Mumbai that is successfully attempting a hitherto never imagined, stab at livability , with real Indian complexities, densities, and economics and aspires to be one of the most livable destinations in the world. The book is a product of long and intense collaborative engagements with many experts from varying disciplines.