ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Bombay Metropolitan Region-Some Issues in Spatial Development

Some Issues in Spatial Development V S Phadke Eventhough academic studies highlight the need for integrated development of metropolitan regions, they show a bias towards development of urban fringe, and rural peripheries have often been neglected. Such development measures arc, however, in the form of palliatives rather than a final solution. It is necessary to lay special emphasis on the development of rural peripheries which are expected to provide ecological cushioning for the cities. This alone would bring in the necessary cohesion in metropolitan regional development. The present paper analyses the nature of evolution of the Bombay region and suggests some ways in which the integration could be brought about. The development of rural hinterland cannot be achieved by superimposing new activities on it but by making residents effectively participate in the existing city-oriented activities. Some institutional changes are suggested for the purpose.

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