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Urbanisation and urban dynamics

Cities are not just an economic landscape. In the post-Covid world there is a need to understand the role culture plays in how a city grows beyond its economic allure


Amit KapoorBibek Debroy
Cities have come to acquire a central role in our understanding of the nature of urbanisation. The kind of socialisation patterns, or the extent of infrastructure development in a city, is a significant determinant of the kind of urbanisation that has taken place.

This also implies that urbanisation, as a process, is not simply a shift of population from the countryside to urban areas. Rather, it is a process that influences and defines a place’s cultural aesthetic. For instance, we know Paris as the world’s fashion capital. Here, the kind of social and economic opportunities that lead to the rise of
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First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 10:41 PM IST

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