Kavita began her career as an architect, only to realise that her primary interest lay in cities. Through her work, she is interested in understanding how the natural and built environments intersect with the socio-economic context. With a firm belief to engage with both academics and practice, her work cuts across research, teaching, consulting and policy analysis. She has worked on a wide range of areas including environmental services, urban sustainability, service delivery and dynamics of urban growth. Her recent research projects have examined the evidence of sustainability in JNNURM, and drivers of urban change in three Indian cities. Kavita currently works at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
JNNURM and environmental sustainability
30 Sep 2013
The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was launched in 2005 as India’s urban flagship programme to close investment gaps in urban infrastructure, and to implement reforms for better urban management. This column assesses the extent to which sustainability concerns are addressed by the programme, and makes recommendations in this regard.
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