Q.1 Whereas the UN Habitat report calls cities “the highest pinnacles of human creation”, the moot question is what form the cities of developing world should take. In context of this statement, examine the contending strategies of urbanisation, with respect to India. (15 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- In the introduction briefly explain the context in the statement and provide the reason for a careful consideration of the shape cities would take in developing world. Further delineate the strategies involving large and small cities as models of urbanisation. Conclude by underlining the optimal combination required for future urban growth.