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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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Elements of a city by Kevin Lynch

Book Review- About the book: Image Of City by Kevin A. Lynch

The Author explains how people orient themselves by the means of mental maps especially in Urban areas. He explained this theory by comparing three cities in America namely Boston, Jersey City, and Los Angeles. He explained about the concept of Imageability (legibility and visibility, meaning the extent to which the cityscape can be ‘read’ and …

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Urban Management in developing countries by Ronald McGill – A Viewpoint

The paper talks about the various definitions and explanations provided by different authors for Urban Management. It is a topic of discussion and researched as no definition has been accepted for this term. Arguments are made to describe it differently with different approach considering it to be objective, a process or structure. Authors provides viewpoint …

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City Planning Degree

Four Good Books on Indian Urbanisation

Introduction: India has a vast history of city planning from the inception of the Indus Valley Civilization which led to Mohinjadaro, Harapa and other similar towns in ancient India. We can learn many positive things about Indian planning and architecture from ancient times although the population density and political situation was quite contrary to what …

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5 Good Books on Transport

Introduction Everyone is familiar with transport and has their own unique experience with the concept of transport and travel. Whether it is busses, trains or airplane, transport is an important part of our lifestyle. As it is a wide concept and one that is clearly important not only in urban planning but for everyone’s daily …

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