ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Searching for an Urban Policy

Searching for an Urban Policy J B D'Souza IN" recent years our concern for the environmental quality of our towns and cities has grown quite considerably. This has happened because of the visual evidence before us, and particularly the relentless encroachment of unsightly slums into domains that the upper and upper-middle classes had preserved, and regarded as sacrosanct. In earlier de cades too our cities had extensive slum areas, where conditions were dismal, but because more space was available, the poor stayed out of sight of the ruling classes. The enormous recent migration from the villages has put an end to this invisibility, and has, fortunately, given rise to some anxiety.

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