The main aim is to understand the importance of streets as centers of social, commercial and physical interface of different activities on a daily basis. The theories of everyday urbanism, life between the buildings talk about streets as important places of communication.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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he current development practices governed by logics and codes fail to address this kinetic layer of experience, human associations and engagements; the salient aspects of phenomenological approach, thereby resulting in disjunction of people with their surroundings and razing the ethos of the historic cores.

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