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Authors: Chandrakant, Tathavadekar Charuta
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: The growing pains of our large cities have reached a crisis point. Natural increase of population remains unabated, while immigration from rural hinterlands is alarmingly on the increase. Investment in the urban infrastructure and economic base has lagged behind the ever growing needs. The process of the city development begins from a core where people congregate to give a character of urban form to an area. As the city grows, this core transforms itself into an inner city. Such inner cities, in time to come, become misfits because of changing scales and functions and are unable to provide modern standards of living befitting healthy urban development. While the city expands and spreads to the suburbs adding to the intermediary and peripheral zones that are supported by faster means of communication, the inner city becomes more and more congested because of its centrality and has a tendency to slide back economically and physically because of overuse and obsolescent economic activities. Pune city is one such example. Pune is the eighth largest city of India and second largest city of Maharashtra state. It has had a glorious past of nearly 1000 years. Pune today is a fast growing urban area and it is well known for educational facilities, IT parks and manufacturing industry etc. as a result lot of population is migrating to the city for better educational facilities and job opportunities. Therefore the city is undergoing tremendous changes in terms of physical, social, economical and spatial aspects. With heavy urbanisation, the city core faces the threat of negligence. The multilevel issues of preservation and redevelopment make the situation even more difficult to understand. The present city core in turn lacks definite order and spatial consistency and if not properly accounted for may turn into an urban blight. It is quite evident, that the change is inevitable in the urban scenario. The city and its components must change itself according to the changing aspirations of the citizens and needs of contemporary urban cosmopolitan community through a constant layering and integration process. The thesis attempts to address the inner city issues and problems which are largely because of unplanned growth and absence of proper direction for future development. The study analyses various issues and identifies existing problems as well as anticipates future challenges.
Other Identifiers: M.Tech
Research Supervisor/ Guide: Singh, Nalini
metadata.dc.type: M.Tech Dessertation
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