Patrick Heller, professor of international studies and sociology, spoke to the New Delhi-based news network ZeeNews
about managing sustainable development in India's capital city. "The future of Delhi as an urban, metropolitan city is bright, but the biggest challenge is that of inclusive growth as almost 65 percent of Delhiites who live in slums have no rights," Heller said. This challenge is not limited to Delhi, he added, pointing out that half of India will be urbanized by 2030.
Professor Heller is currently a visiting senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi.