6. Environmental and Ecological Threats in Indian Mega-Cities

  1. Matthias Richter3 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland4
  1. Surinder Aggarwal1 and
  2. Carsten Butsch2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch6

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Aggarwal, S. and Butsch, C. (2011) Environmental and Ecological Threats in Indian Mega-Cities, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Germany

  2. 4

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

  2. 2

    Institute for Geography, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • socioenvironmental threats;
  • urbanization dynamics;
  • ecological threats in Indian mega-cities;
  • global hubs of information;
  • environmental threats;
  • waste water and sewage;
  • mega-urbanization and human security;
  • pollution levels;
  • mega-cities future challenges;
  • Indian mega-cities and acute stress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Urbanization dynamics and emergence of mega-cities

  • Environmental threats

  • Mega-social challenges

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References