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.
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.
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.
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.
The reflections of integration of global economy within Indian cities have been observed with the rapid urbanization of the central city and peripheral areas in the last three decades.
Smart City in India, Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?
Urban Morphology and Resilience
This blog reviews the concept of cultural quarters as an approach towards urban regeneration. This is a scholarly work of John Montgomery, who is an urban and city regional planner, specializing in the economy, culture and the design of cities.