Urbanization Archive

  • The (Indian) Urban Dictionary

    Urban Planners : There are very few trained urban planners, maybe less than the number of municipal corporations, so urban planning is done by under-trained and under-educated architects or engineers. The urban planner of Pune whom I spoke to told me that he had never seen a major city except Mumbai, not even Delhi. He was coming from a village and did his architecture from a small town, so in his world view,a paved road network was a great stride of urban development. As you know,Pune dreams of being a World Class city attracting people from all over the globe. Studying and seeing global case studies of succesful and failed cities is unimaginable. Remember, the IAS officer who decides which urban plan to go for, gets their inputs from these.

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  • Bombay – city of light and dark

    Bombay – city of light and dark From the air (a view few of its citizens will ever see), the peninsula of the city of Bombay appears like an open hand – reaching and grasping into the Arabian sea. Its familiar districts transformed into the...

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  • The Urban Planet

    The idea of cities has held the fascination of many theorists, poets and other intelligentsia; and they have all described the city in many many ways over centuries. But the single most important value that a city epitomizes is : Human Aspiration. Cities at their very core are simply...

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  • The Urban Vision : Capture the BIG Picture
    Through the Block Pedestrian Path for DelightPedestrian Path and Sculpture CourtOpen Space Value and PriorityPedestrian Street - Fused GridUrban Park Many FacesSoldiers and Victims of New Urban CultureSoldiers and Victims of New Urban CultureeUpscale Neighbourhood intruderNew Urban Future - Fused Grid
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