Transit Oriented Development

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) | Definition, Principles and Benefits

Defining Transit Oriented Development (TOD)  In urban planning context, a transit oriented development (TOD) is defined as the sort of urban development that magnifies the amount of residential, commercial and leisure space within the walking distance of public transport. It fosters a symbiotic relationship between dense, compact urban form, design and public transport use. This …

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Population Pyramid

What is Population Pyramid?

Introduction Population can be considered as units that differ by age, sex, ethnicity, marital status, and other characteristics. Age and sex are the most important characteristics that help in the understanding of the demographics of a population. Breaking down the population by age and sex enables researchers to analyse variations of social phenomena by specific …

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The Cincinnati Transect

Form Based Codes

Emergence of New urbanism and form-based codes In the 1980s, new urbanists rebelled against hastily developed sub-urban housing in the United States, criticizing that they not only lacked architectural and artistic expression but also predominantly adhered to single-purpose zoning codes that prohibit the mixed-use residential construction common in urban areas. The sprawling nature of suburbia …

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Understanding Sampling – Random, Systematic, Stratified and Cluster

** Note – This article focuses on understanding part of probability sampling techniques through story telling method rather than going conventionally. Introduction You all have heard this term many times either in Television, Newspaper, or through your professor. I would be hereby presenting you the most simplistic way to get to know the term ‘sampling’ …

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Permaculture Wheel

In-Situ Development (India)

“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” – Jamais Cascio ‘In-situ’ refers to any development that emanates and occurs within the site. It also reflects the same concepts of adaptability, but within a geographical constraint. The term is widely used in physics, …

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Mumbai Insitu Redevelopment

In-situ Slum Redevelopment (India)

 “Instead of a neighbourhood characterised by misery, I find a bustling and enterprising place, packed with small‐scale industries defying their circumstances to flourish amidst squalor. Rather than pity, I am inspired by man’s alchemic ability to thrive when the chips are down.” -Simon Crerar Fiasco of System The authorities of Mumbai city were appalled by …

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