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Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Harini Nagendra


In rapidly urbanizing India, cities are places of conflict between people and nature. What is the future for conservation in Indian cities? Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future of nature in Bengaluru. One of India’s largest and fastest growing cities, Bengaluru was once known as the Garden City of India. The city’s ecology and environment have been degraded and destroyed in recent years. Yet nature still exhibits a remarkable tenacity. The book has a broad historical focus. Moving from early settlements in the 6th century CE to the 21st century city, it concludes by outlin ... More

Keywords: Anthropocene, multi-level governance, political ecology, social-ecological systems, smart cities, urban ecology, urban commons, urban sustainability, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199465927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harini Nagendra, author
Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.