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What is Urban Growth? | Meaning, Characteristics and Examples

How to define Urban Growth or Urbanisation? Urban growth is defined as the rate at which the population of an urban area increases. This result from urbanization which is the movement of people from rural areas to urban areas. Urban growth may lead to a rise in the economic development of a country. Urban growth …

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Counter Urbanisation | Meaning, Factors, Effects and Examples

What is Counter Urbanisation? Counter urbanisation is said to occur when an urban area starts losing its population or when there is decrease in the population of an urban area. In other words when population loss of urban core exceeds the population gain of the ring of agglomeration resulting in loss in overall population then …

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NIMBY: Not In My Backyard | Opposition by local residents

Opposition by Locals – The Origin of “NIMBY” NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is a widely used but lesser known acronym. Used by residents of an area and the concerned development agencies. This term is believed to be first used in 1980 in the Christian Science Monitor, an international news organization however its use in …

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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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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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Delhi’s Unauthorised Colonies – The Past, Present & Foreseeable Future

If space is indeed to be thought of as a system of containers of social power, then it follows that the accumulation of capital is perpetually deconstructing that social power by reshaping the geographical bases.- Deleuze and Guattari, 1984 A third of Delhi’s population lives in, what is called, unauthorised colonies which is a label …

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