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