Rental Housing India

Rental Housing in India

Rental housing has been a much passed over subject in context of housing in India. Even after 72 years of independence, there is no policy framework to catalyse private sector participation in this vital subgroup of housing despite 21.72 million urban rented households. Historically, the Indian housing policies have been directed towards home ownership which …

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Elements of a city by Kevin Lynch

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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Mesopotamia Region

Introduction to Sumerian Civilisation: The Sumerian Cities

Mesopotamia was a region in the Southwest Asia, on the fertile valley between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The word Mesopotamia originated from the two ancient words ‘Meso’ meaning ‘between’ and ‘Potamos’ meaning ‘river’. The region covered an area which spreads over modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey and Syria. The Mesopotamian cities were Washukanni, Ninevah, Hatra, …

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Discrimination of Minorities in Indian Cities

Discrimination of Minorities in Indian Cities: Views & Perspective

Background on religious minorities in India: “The claim of a country’s’ civilization depends upon the treatment to the minorities” -Mahatma Gandhi. At one time or the other, we all must have heard or thought of the notion of an equal and peaceful society. What exactly this ‘equal society’ holds out to be is an important …

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