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Book Review – The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

“The Triumph of the City: …” by Edward Glaesar is an epiphany which throws light upon the driving forces behind the very existence of cities. It shatters the notion of cities being associated with downfall of humankind, and establishes them being spaces of shared knowledge that ultimately shape our well-being. This review is an attempt …

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Urban Infrastructure

Infrastructure Planning for Urban Planners

Infrastructure clenches its roots deep down in every system. To understand Infrastructure Planning, we must understand the basics of Infrastructure. This article critically interprets definition of infrastructure and then reviews different categories of infrastructures in literature. Further the emphasis is made to justify the importance of infrastructure planning and management for a planner. The Dictionary …

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Town Planning

Case Study: Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976

Background  For the process of Town Planning in India, the Bombay Town Planning Act, 1915 was first introduced in India. Concerning with the matters of urban development, the Act empowered local authorities for controlled land use and development. It responded to rectify the chaotic and unhealthy environment created by the industrialization at that time and …

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Land Records

Modernization of land records in India

Effective management of land resources is central to a nation’s social and economic prosperity. Updated and comprehensive land records play an important role in administering this scarce resource effectively. In India, land records have existed since the pre-colonial period, and were overhauled under British rule. The colonial system, comprising of deeds-based registration and presumptive land …

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Urban Governance

Urban Governance in India: Emerging Challenges and New Approaches

The pace and growth of urbanization in India pose enormous challenges to urban governance. The institutional features in a country like India facilitate the cities to deliver a better quality of life to its citizens and generate an environment that is capable of sustaining rapid growth. Though planned urbanization is needed for the industry and …

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Urban Planning

Translating Planning Phases in Norway: An Epitome of Development

Norway: Country Profile Norway is a Nordic country in situated in the Northwestern part of Europe. Its territory is composed of the western and northernmost part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway is a unitary sovereign state with a typical constitutional monarchy. The powers of the state are constitutionally divided between the parliament, the cabinet and …

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