Introduction – A brief history With the industrialization of cities, there was the advent of automobiles and the increase in car-use. Although cars are abundantly used around the world both in the Global North and Global South, there are increasing movements being formed against car-use and increasing walkability in cities. These movements do not just
Thejas has completed Master of Planning from New Zealand. She has written widely about city planning issues. Her main area of interest is in planning theory, public spaces and humanistic based planning. Thejas has also published academically in peer-reviewed journals. She is part of the Planning Tank team and has contributed over 40 articles on various city planning issues.Thejas has written 53 articles so far, you can find them below.
Gardens are an important form of public spaces, they give us freedom of expression, initiate interaction and contribute to bringing people together. They give us time away from our busy lives, bringing us closer to nature and giving us a feeling of respite. Rock Gardens and Sculpture Gardens are important landmarks in India and promote
Welwyn Garden City – A Brief History The industrial revolution in the 1800s left an indelible mark on the 1900 aftermath of the revolution. People in England suffered from many diseases and infections that were caused by the factory smogs. This was also a result of poor city planning, consequently leading to many deaths with
What is Placemaking? Placemaking was a concept derived from William H. Whyte. Placemaking is an approach to city planning where the citizens and the local community are involved in driving projects and events to bring the community together. It gains ideas from the local community and the neighborhood in which the project is taking place
Introduction – Public Sculptures Public art can make a big difference to the way the public space is used. When art is in the public realm it can create deep meanings for individuals and bring about significance to the place. There are some prominent sculptures around the world that define the space and gives the
Jane Jacobs grew to fame after her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But what really was her vision? To create a social hub and community-oriented cities rather than cities that are built for vehicles and transport. She encouraged liveability rather than convenience. Her famous quote “eyes on the street” suggests that