The postmodern is distinguished by the idea that there is not one but many truths and that the notions of truth are culturally and historically relative constructions. In a postmodern world where old uncertainties are undermined and identities are fragmented, the way forward for those working with popular culture has become less clear. In such condition the KRVIA elective tries to locate the pop culture tendencies in our everyday life and identifies it influences in our built environment.

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The study intents to investigate the existing proposal, interventions, and issues around the degradation of the system and provide solutions understanding the values and perceptions associated with the community and the changing aspirations and conflicts emerged amongst them.

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Resilience as a construct has myriad connotations. This book attempts to understand resilience embedded in the particularities of the urbanisms in Indian cities. We take them as representatives of Southern urbanism, chosen carefully from the vast heterogeneous and diverse cultural geographies of the country.

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The case of Gazdhar Bandh is very unique, it has been informally built on no development zone and highly vulnerable situation of estuarine conditions. Originally a fishing village on creek edge has been encroached upon and expanded into no development land. Based on an empirical study using participatory tools of survey and mapping in the slum community located in an estuary condition at Ghazdar bandh, in the residential/ TP Scheme precinct of western suburbs in megacity Mumbai,

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Increased frequency of natural hazards and sea level rise are expected impacts of climate change in India. Marginalized urban settlements are often vulnerable to disaster due to their location in hazardous areas and the use of non-durable building materials, already today their inhabitants are therefore strongly affected by climate change.

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The research aims at examining the issues and challenges faced by the historic core and investigate and understand the reason why the local-community of historic core is moving to the suburbs. The aim of the thesis is revival of the historic core through community based approach.

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