URBAN RURAL CONTINUUM

Rural Urban Continuum and the Necessity of Integrated Planning

Understanding the rural urban continuum According to the Census of India, rural areas are defined in terms of revenue villages forming a much smaller unit of habitation than urban areas – which are under various district administrations and have surveyed boundaries which are definite. Each village is a separate administrative unit and can also be […]

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Waste Water From Homes & Industries – Impending Crisis

Waste water is produced in almost every home and industry, which somehow has been finding its way into our fresh water bodies, thus adding another concern to our long list of things that ail the planet. Our constant development has come at the cost of generation of large quantities of wastewater. https://www.geographyandyou.com/climate-change/environment/bengaluru-wastes/ This certainly raises […]

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Living Spaces | A Succinct Settlement Story

Settlement Geography Man, needs shelter! It is one of his earliest demands from the environment that he constantly struggles with. No wonder each and every traditional house type reflects this bond. Then over time this relationship grew like an organism into an intricate meshwork of cultures, religions and customs that determined how a man built […]

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The City Scape: Understanding the Urban Settlement

The word urban underlies a basic theme. One that its population size is larger than its rural counterpart, two that its size is definitely larger and three that its functions are varied. Function is probably the most important criterion to define a town. The other criteria are population size and population density. Different countries have […]

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Smart Cities – Framework for a digital India

The concept of a smart city emerged in Europe in the early 19th century. However, the connotation of a smart city means something quite different in the Indian perspective. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, released guidelines to make our cities city smarter a short while ago (MoUD, 2015). According to these […]

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Vanishing Urban Wetlands

Vanishing Urban Wetlands

 Wetlands comprise around 6.4 per cent of the earth’s surface and are found across different climatic zones. Many major urban centres are located near water based ecosystems—coastal, riverine or riparian. Hence wetlands are most critically threatened by the rapid expansion of cities. Cities are not self-sustaining; they are systems dependent on the natural environment. Vegetated […]

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