Ashish Kelkar

Smart City

Indian smart cities: A distinct approach

Understanding The Concept Of A Smart City The smart city is a combination of smart function, pleasant aesthetics and sustainable built environment that reflects an image of the city. In early years of India’s Independence, our first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru focussed on industrialization and advancement in technology, art, and architecture. In town planning, his …

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Relation between Premodern, Modern and Postmodern

Sociological & Philosophical Understanding | Premodern, Modern & Postmodern period

In this article, we are going to explore the sociological and philosophical understanding of premodern, modern and postmodern and how they developed over the period. To start with, as Feldman describes, there are two consecutive substages of premodernism, which he respectively, calls cyclical and the eschatological (Feldman, 2000). The cyclical stage had a firm belief …

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Pune Developed in the form of Concentric Rings

Urban Transformation: A Study of Pune City

Pune City- Introduction Nestled amidst the Sahyadri hills in the vast, prosperous Indian state of Maharashtra, Pune has a population of 45lakh (Intach, 2007). Situated at the height of 560m above sea level at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha rivers, it is surrounded by hills, valleys and historic forts (Intach, 2007).  Pune is …

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Role of Planners

Impact of Globalisation on the Role of Planners

Introduction: “Globalisation can be defined as the increasing interconnectedness of people, places, institutions, production, trade, and finance in real time throughout the world and its biosphere” (Afshar, Pezzoli, 2001, p. 277). Globalisation has both its advantages and disadvantages, and it has made a growing impact on planning as a discipline. Planning practice has become more …

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Mumbai Slum

Pragmatic Approach to Slum Rehabilitation in Mumbai City (Part 4 of 4)

Action Orientation: All these government and non-government organizations mentioned above are working towards the eradication of slums in Mumbai city. The third type of question that arises in a critical spatial thinking framework is understanding the powers that different actors or organizations have and how effectively they can act on urban issues of slums in …

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