|Title||City Profile: Bangalore|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Sudhira, HS, Ramachandra, TV, Bala Subrahmanya, MH|
Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in India and is branded as ?Silicon Valley of India? for heralding and spearheading the growth of Information Technology (IT) based industries in the country. With the advent and growth of IT industry, as well as numerous industries in other sectors and the onset of economic liberalisation since the early 1990s, Bangalore has taken lead in service-based industries fuelling substantial growth of the city both economically and spatially. Bangalore has become a cosmopolitan city attracting people and business alike, within and across nations. This profile notes the urban setting and provides an overview of the urban fabric, while discussing various prospects related to infrastructure and governance. This paper also outlines the challenges in planning to ensure better delivery of basic services across the city.