Issue 5

Urban Space Conservatory

INTRODUCTION Gurugram, one of India’s largest information technology, financial, and banking hubs, is also home to the Garhi Lohar community. The Garhi Lohar’s, primarily from Rajasthan, started migrating to Delhi NCR in search of better livelihood a few decades ago. However, with time, the community began settling in small pockets of Gurugram, eventually occupying a …

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Role of The Bangalore Development Authority in mitigating Urban Displacement

BACKGROUND Gentrification is a multifaceted problem, and most research works that have tried to address it can graze through just its facade at a very qualitative level. In many ways, this has allowed Governments to develop strategies for urban development that lead to displacement and usually go unchallenged. This proposal aims to deal with two …

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Reading Urban Gentrification Through Art Museum Representation

In the urban agenda of Istanbul, we frequently encounter transformation processes that cause changes in the basic character of the old area in the city. In these processes, we witness planning and design strategies that cause urban gentrification. In these gentrification stories, we see that the investments of capital in urban development and planning strategies …

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From Farmers to Businessmen – How the Farmers of Magarpatta (Pune) Proved Gentrification Could be Worthwhile

As Manmohan Singh rightly said about our country, urbanisation is the inevitable outcome of the processes of growth and the processes of modernization. The rapid urbanization that India is undergoing today undeniably translates into more population required to be accommodated in urban spaces. The fast-growing metropolitan cities in India accommodate this influx of population and …

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Acknowledging traditional Indian urbanism as the solution for social exclusion and elite enclave urbanism

Traditionally our Indian cities have been proponents of optimum density, a mix of social groups, community bonds, and economic opportunities for various socio-economic groups. Taking the case of historic city centres in Indian cities it can be explained that socio-economic interdependency has been the flag bearer of social interactions whether we consider individuals within communities …

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An insight into Women’s Rights and Urbanization in African Cities

Rapid urbanization in Africa has resulted in a radical transformation in the structure of urban centers (Eshiet, 2008). Grassroots women have contributed physically, socially, economically, and politically to the growth of the urban city. Yet “development” and up-gradation of the city to fit westernized standards of the modern city have resulted in grassroots women’s displacement …

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