Publications

Mapbook on Water-Sanitation in Urban Gujarat, 2013 

The map book presents the status of key performance indicators (KPIs) for water and sanitation derived under the PAS program for all 167 cities of Gujarat. This map book highlights the differences and transformations in the State by spatially mapping the available city level data on a GIS platform. Such geographical representation of water and sanitation data through maps can help highlight key inequalities and can prove to be a useful decision making tool.

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Indian Cities Managing Urban Growth 

This publication brought out by Metropolis (an organisation of all major metropolises of the world) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) captures national and local government policy initiatives and infrastructure investment to achieve sustainable and inclusive urban growth. UMC’s initiative of documenting and listing built heritage in Surat has been documented in this publication.

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“What Works“in water and sanitation 

"What Works" is catalogue of leading practices and innovations undertaken by cities of Gujarat in the water and sanitation sector. This publication is an outcome of field visits and interactions with the city staff since 2011-12.

 

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Best Practices Sangraha (2011) in Gujarati

The ‘Best Practices Sangraha’ or a catalogue of leading practices shows initiatives being taken by cities of Gujarat in the water and sanitation sector. The publication is in Gujarati language.

 

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Training Needs Assessment in Sustainable Urban Transportation – Gujarat 

This publication assesses capacities of senior and middle management staff of ULBs in Gujarat to understand, plan, operate and manage sustainable urban transportation system. The study was carried out in 4 cities of Gujarat- Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Navsari.

 

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Training Needs Assessment in Sustainable Urban Transportation – Madhya Pradesh

This publication assesses capacities of senior and middle management staff of ULBs in Madhya Pradesh to understand, plan, operate and manage sustainable urban transportation system. The study was carried out in 6 cities of Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain and Dewas.

 

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At the Core: Understanding the built heritage of Surat and Rander
-Edited by Manvita Baradi and Meghna Malhotra

‘At the Core’ gives an insight into the cultural influence on the built heritage of Surat. It chronicles the time before Rander was a part of Surat, having developed much before Surat. When affluent Jains from Rander crossed Tapi river, they took with them their wealth and skills and settled in Surat. From there began the story of Surat as we know it today. It is said that flags of 84 countries used to fly high at Surat port. The initial settlement grew; Suryanagar became Surat; the urban fabric became finer and the city prospered.

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Afghanistan | Urbanscapes
-Edited by Manvita Baradi and Meghna Malhotra

The story of a nation retold from a different perspective. This coffee table book takes the reader on a visual journey of Afghanistan, starting from the history of the land to its present state, complete with satellite images, interpretive maps and aerial photographs. The book includes eight city maps generated by Urban Management Centre as part of Afghanistan Municipal Strengthening Program (AMSP). The maps showcase the urban fabric of the cities.

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Mega Cities…Poised for Change
-Edited by the Urban Management Centre

Published by Mega Cities Association (MCA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Urban Institute (UI), International City/County Management Association (ICMA)Catalogue on leading management practices of municipal corporations across India (2007).

Inclusive Development through Partnership and Reforms
-Edited by the Urban Management Centre
Published by Gujarat Urban Development Company Ltd

The book documents best practices across Gujarat state in India. It was released during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2007 and covers five important areas, viz. improved financial management, service delivery, quality of life, partnership initiative and institutional and policy reform.

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