Sustainable Urban Development: A Need For 21st Centuary

Digant Pastagia, SSASIT, Surat, Gujarat, India; Kevin Modi ,BMCET, Surat, Gujarat, India

Sustainable Development, Sustainability Index, Climate change

Cities are the growth engineer of the nation and the development of nation is depending on the city’s urbanization level. As per statistics urban population of the world was estimated to be 2.96 billion in 2000 and it was estimated that nearly 50 million people are added to the world’s urban population each year. But the urbanization level of developed country is almost stabilized and that with the improved infrastructure and high standard of living. The developing counties are also making same pace and direction as developed countries. But they could not able to make pace in tem of life style and infrastructure provision and that will creating the problems in the urban area in term of pollution, traffic congestion, substandard housing, degraded quality of life, congested residential areas etc. This all addressing the issues of sustainability and hence this paper is intended to provide the broader view for cites of developing county by having sustainability index in form of sustainability Indicators. This paper focuses the methodology for selection of sustainability indicators for Indian context.
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Paper ID: GRDCF001006
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
Page(s): 19 - 25