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City Riffs

The book brings the analogy of place and ecology, which necessitates in-depth understanding as both share the concept of place and space.

Seeing The Better City

The book brings about importance of inter-disciplinary aspects of human experience as an important resource to make city. The visual and experiential attributes can make a contribution to understanding the urban environment and its relationship with society and people

Anthology of Houses – PART V

The blog attempted to bring about how architects in contemporary times has re-invented the house, program and its formal imagination. Architectural responses are primitive or intellectually thought provoking, either way it is a reflection of time, people and cultural priority. The houses are mere box that absorbs the vastness of paradigmatic changes.

15-Minute City: Utopia or Reality?

The 15-minute city was popularized by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hindalo who used it in her election campaign. The idea entails phasing out vehicles and creating a 15-minute city in an effort to encourage more self-sufficient urban communities with grocery shops, parks, cafes, sports facilities, health centers, schools and even workplaces just a walk or bike ride away.

Integrating Natural System of The River in Urban Environment, A Case of Morna River: Akola

The thesis research attempts to study the changing relationship between human and nature through the lenses of ecology, culture and social under the extent of urbanization. It aims to re-establish the lost cultural, social and ecological value of river through public realm in a way that creating a relationship between city and natural environment. 

Examining the role of quasi formal settlements in the spatial growth of tier two cities: A case of Gunthewari layouts in Aurangabad

The Quasi formal settlements, is a recurring phenomenon observed  in the peripheries of the rapidly urbanizing second tier cities and is popular due to the opportunities it provides to the residents. Thus this thesis is an attempt to contribute towards highlighting the presence of quasi formal zones in the urbanizing city through the case of Gunthewari layouts in Aurangabad.

Strengthening Spatial Dimensions of Landscape and Culture: Case of Nashik, Maharashtra

The thesis aims to study the relationship between human, nature and culture through folklores and mythologies to understand their influence on the spatial organisation of the historic city of Nashik to develop an appropriate strategy for conservation linked to urban development to retain the landscape of various values.

Sacred Spaces : electronics places

Historic Religious cities preserve their identity within them in certain parts called ‘religious precincts’. They have functions that still are embedded in the logic of religious rituals and mythological narratives. They are somewhat of a ‘Palimpsest’ and the newest layer superimposed on them is that of the digital realm. As an effect, this has shifted religious practices into digital especially in India like- E-puja, Live Darshan, Online religious cults, communities. Also, the Cyber culture, namely- social media platforms have a huge connect to expressing the experience or leaving a footprint on platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Shaping identity of Tier-Two City through collective memory

The thesis aims to use collective memory as a medium for tier two cities to draw out the nuanced forms of place identity and set a framework to enable development integrated with conservation practice in the historic urban environments .This thesis looks to form a framework that would highlight the uniqueness and peculiarities as crucial characters of place identity.

Mapping and Representing Informality

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,

Conservation Management Plan for Mass Tourism: Historic Core of Udaipur

Increased leisure time and changes in lifestyle and consumption patterns have given renewed importance to tourism that either can encourage the preservation and maintenance of the cultural heritage or can be the reason for growing challenges in terms of impacting the relationship of the environment with the built, the significance of the destination and the image of the city.

How Will India Fix Her Urban Future?

Author: Dr. Binti Singh | Sameer Unhale How Will India fix her Urban future? is an exploration of key opportunities and challenges in a rapidly urbanizing India. With the help of recent examples and case studies, the authors argue for the promising global position that India has  in the post pandemic world. The collection of […]

Gender conscious approach towards conservation of “Shaktipeethas”, Places of Female Divine: A case of Mahur

Author: Chandan Jain | Krvia – Post Graduate Program | 2020 In India there is contradiction between patriarchy system and the traditional veneration of goddess for her sovereignty. There are diverse and conflicting views available on the position of females in religious texts, starting from feminine leadership as the uppermost goddess, to limiting her role […]

Mapping the Spatial Dynamics of Insurgency: The case of Gurjar Agitation in Rajasthan

Author: Daksh Jain | Krvia – Post Graduate Program | 2020 Insurgency can be understood as revolt or protest against the state or authority following a period of suppression. Insurgent movements are a result of failure of state to provide an inclusive environment of growth and development. It manifests in urban centers creating deep cleavages […]

Conservation and Up-gradation of the Transforming Economic – Infrastructural Linkages in the Historic Core of Pune City

Urban Transit connections through history and territorial identity are important for establishing ‘place specialization’ in a rapidly urbanizing and global city. Identity of a place becomes an important aspect in planning process and continues to look into conserving more buildings in order to retain the collective character and memory of places

Learning and Theorizing Modernity

The 8 x 8 lecture series through video presentation is an attempt to articulate two aspects, primarily it articulates what is modernism and secondly it articulates what is architectural theory and how one can begin to understand the nature of architecture theory. The eight lectures titles are listed below with each lecture is explained with […]

Smart Cities: Conclave 2020

The recent time has seen the shift in urban planning concerns of our cities, especially second tier cities. The emerging paradigm of SCM is aspired to be moving towards formation of reactive, reflective and knowledge-oriented society. The SCM is expected to move from functional, hierarchical formation of our cities to digitally networked situation

New Frontiers of Urban Theory – A Global South Perspective

The literature on global cities is abundant but until recently most of it has been in relation to cities of the developed North.  Rapidly urbanising second and third tier cities of India have now, however, grabbed scholarly attention propelling a ‘Southern turn’ in urban theory. The massive urban transformations currently underway throughout such cities calls […]

Master Planning for Change

Amongst the several publications dealing with resilience strategies and adaptability for urban systems (which are made up of several parts), this publication sets the urban discourse with “Cities as Living System” depicting a multitude of behavior in transition or situational change.

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