Title: Master Planning Indian Cities
Author: Vikram Bhat
Publisher: Copal Publishing Group
Publication Year: November 2019
Chandigarh and Gandhinagar were planned Indian cities which were a result of a political necessity. Chandigarh was designed on modern planning principles whereas the planning of Gandhinagar showed the relevance of traditional planning. “Master Planning Indian Cities” begins by reviewing key Indian cities of historical significance, in chronological order to form a contextual appraisal, followed by descriptions of the two cities, Chandigarh and Gandhinagar. The planned cities of Chandigarh and Gandhinagar are further evaluated by comparison; highlighting issues of urban design approaches. The findings contribute towards the application of urban design approaches in an Indian context.
Furthermore, the book explores certain urban design principles leading towards an urban renaissance of Indian cities with a methodology.
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Vikram Bhat is a registered architect, urban designer, and designated partner at Urbansynthesis LLP. He graduated in architecture from Bangalore University and studied Masters’s in Urban Design at Edinburgh College of Arts, Scotland.
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