Indicators of Physical and Social Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Renewal

By Krishna Kumar Dhote.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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The world is becoming increasingly urban, and more so in the developing countries. The sudden outburst in the urban population without proper infrastructure and resources can lead to devastating results. True wealth of cities is found in the progressive endogenous development of assets such as cultural heritage, human resources and urban infrastructure rather than in soliciting outside capital. Apart from the planning interventions a suitable mechanism needs to be worked out to monitor the development of physical and social infrastructure. The need of the hour is to academically establish an understanding and identifying the suitable indicators for sustainable urban renewal.

In India there is an amazing amalgamation of infrastructure from several centuries in form of haphazardly built layers of urban fabric under which the common urbanite of India feels suffocated and crushed. Unlike their western counterparts the Indian urban settlements never had the fortune (or the misfortune) of being reduced as ruins of war and thereby necessitating the need for fresh development and renewal. Hence the international conceptions of renewal and redevelopment require a fresh improvisation in Indian context. The paper is an attempt to contribute towards the better understanding and identifying the indicators of physical and social infrastructure for sustainable urban renewal.

Keywords: Physical Infrastructure, Social Infrastructure, Sustainable Urban Renewal

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.283-292. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.171MB).

Dr. Krishna Kumar Dhote

Assistant Professor, Architecture and Planning, MANIT, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

I am working as Assistant Professor in Department of Architecture and Planning, Maulana Azad National Institiute of Technology. (Deemed University) I have done my graduation in Architecture, post graduation in Urban Development Planning and PhD on Urban renewal. I had been teaching UG and PG courses in Architecture and Planning Since 1993. Also I am involved in research and consultancy projects.

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