The Resource Nepal's urban growth and spatial transition : an initial assessment, Elisa Muzzini and Gabriela Aparicio

Nepal's urban growth and spatial transition : an initial assessment, Elisa Muzzini and Gabriela Aparicio

Label
Nepal's urban growth and spatial transition : an initial assessment
Title
Nepal's urban growth and spatial transition
Title remainder
an initial assessment
Statement of responsibility
Elisa Muzzini and Gabriela Aparicio
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Carries out an initial assessment of Nepal's urban growth and spatial transformation, with a focus on spatial demographic and economic trends, economic growth drivers and infrastructure requirements of Nepal's urban regions. The book notes that Nepal is the fastest urbanizing country in South Asia. The spatial transformation is characterized by fast growing population density in the Kathmandu Valley - Nepal's largest urban conurbation -, along the main highways and close to the border with India, and clustering of economic production in the Kathmandu Valley and in the Eastern and Western Tarai. Yet, urbanization has been less correlated with economic growth in Nepal than in other countries in South Asia. In spite of its remarkable progress in alleviating poverty, Nepal is caught up in a cycle of political instability and economic stagnation, with economic growth below 4 percent per annum over the last decade. Urban areas have distinct comparative advantage in cultural tourism services, crafts, and agro-processing, but they have not been able to turn them into competitive advantages. Lack of effective planning, and inadequate infrastructure are a major constraint for urban growth and competitiveness. Nepal needs to foster the sustainable growth of its urban regions, promote the development and regeneration of the Kathmandu Valley Metropolitan Region and enhance the competitiveness of strategic urban clusters - first and foremost tourism, agro-processing and handicraft - to unlock urban-based growth and ensure the sustainability of the spatial transformation. The study aims to stimulate evidence-based policy dialogue on Nepal's urban transition, and assist those working in the critical area for Nepal's economic development -- the Government, the private sector, civil society and the development partners - in framing policies and interventions for addressing the challenges, and seizing the benefits of rapid urbanization
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Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
307.76095496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT147.N35
LC item number
M89 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directions in development, countries and regions
Label
Nepal's urban growth and spatial transition : an initial assessment, Elisa Muzzini and Gabriela Aparicio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn839275273
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 143 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821396612
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
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.b28550304
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)839275273
  • pebcs0821396617

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