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Making of a New Capital City By Prakash Apte
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This book will inform the reader of the thought processes, concepts and technical aspects that went into the designing and planning of Gujarat new capital city, Gandhinagar. The author was the Town... More > Planner of the project and has therefore; the knowledge to provide first hand, matter-of- fact, unbiased information on this sparsely written subject in this seminal work of erudition-< Less
What Ails India By Prakash Apte
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In “What Ails India” the Author has penned his views and suggestions for a better India. Starting with the fundamentals-the Constitution of India, the electoral system, Secularism to the... More > reservation policy- he examines all issues involved and suggests proposals for change for a better system for our democracy, governance & administration. He also discusses the consequences of the multi religionalism the masquerades as secularism. He has suggestions about ameliorating the ill effects of rampant and unchecked urbanization that is eating away the rural economy. Lastly he talks about corruption that is most rampant in this country today and the criminalization of the political and administrative system. It is his opinion that the basic issue is the cleansing the moral fiber of the society without which no amount of law making will eradicate the evil of corruption< Less
Hands On Guide: Urban Planning & Housing By Prakash Apte
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This book is intended to serve as a guide to public spirited men and women, students and professionals who may want to participate effectively in the planning of their cities, environs and habitat.... More > The book provides guidelines for the planning of regions, cities, projects for habitat and project evaluation of planning proposals. It provides food for thought to the state legislators, guidelines to the policy makers and lessons to the enforcement agencies in resolving issues with equity. It hopes to demonstrate to the reader, through examples, how these issues have been handled by the author during his 52 years of experience in regional and city planning and urban development. The author’s considerable experience as consultant with organizations like the World Bank, HUDCO, City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, and many government and non-government committees dealing with urban issues is reflected in the content of this book.< Less

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Genius Matters Genius Matters By Angela Maiers
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