India is experiencing rapid urbanization. This means Indians are migrating from rural areas and suburbs to cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur, above.
More than a million people migrated to Jaipur between 2001 and 2011. Today, with a population of about 3 million, Jaipur is the tenth-largest city in India. The city of Jaipur and the state of Rajasthan, where it is located, work to provide safe and affordable housing to millions of new residents.
Read discussion topics in the "Questions" tab to better understand issues facing Jaipur's busy city planners.
Zoning. Jaipur's city planners must mark each area of the city for a specific use, a process called zoning. The brightly colored apartments in the image are in a residential or housing zone. What other zones do you think Jaipur's city planners need to anticipate?
Services. An urban area the size of Jaipur provides access to many city services. What are some services city planners usually include when zoning a residential area?
Infrastructure. What are some of the buildings and other physical structures city planners need to include in their designs?
Transportation. Public transportation (also called mass transit) systems are networks where transportation is shared by many people. What sort of public transportation systems do you think Jaipur's city planners consider?
Environment. Urbanization often comes at the expense of the natural environment. What are so-called "green areas" city planners incorporate into their designs for cities and neighborhoods?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry cable Noun
strong set of cords or wire ropes.
large settlement with a high population density.
city planner Noun
person who plans the physical design and zoning of an urban center.
set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
having to do with the transmission of light through transparent fibers.
shelters where people live.
science and methods of keeping clean and healthy.
structures and facilities necessary for the functioning of a society, such as roads.
bank of a river, raised either naturally or constructed by people.
Encyclopedic Entry: levee migrate Verb
to move from one place or activity to another.
mixed-use community Noun
development of an area for more than one purpose, such as housing (residential) and shopping (retail).
having to do with local government.
natural gas Noun
type of fossil fuel made up mostly of the gas methane.
Encyclopedic Entry: natural gas power plant Noun
industrial facility for the generation of electric energy.
public transportation Noun
methods of movement that are available to all community members for a fee, and which follow a fixed route and schedule: buses, subways, trains and ferries.
rural area Noun
regions with low population density and large amounts of undeveloped land. Also called "the country."
Encyclopedic Entry: rural area sewage Noun
liquid and solid waste material from homes and businesses.
geographic area, mostly residential, just outside the borders of an urban area.
money or goods citizens provide to government in return for public services such as military protection.
process in which there is an increase in the number of people living and working in a city or metropolitan area.
water tower Noun
elevated structure used for storing water.
system of sectioning areas within cities, towns, and villages for specific land-use purposes through local laws.