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Human Settlement Development,Highways and India

A settlement is an existence of occupancy for shelter where people live. Settlement is man’s structural transformation towards application to his environment.The study of settlements is largely a product of the twentieth century. A settlement is man’s first step towards … Continue reading

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Slums are Manifestation of Urban Poverty

Slums are a physical and spatial manifestation of urban poverty and intra-city inequality. However, slums do not accommodate all of the urban poor nor are all slum dwellers always poor.  In India, no city worth its name is free of … Continue reading

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Chanakya’s Thoughts on Town and Country Planning in Contemporary World:Are They Relevant?

Some interesting extracts relating to Town and Country planning in Arthashastra composed by Chanakya in the Maurya period is given below: Town, which is congested, should be freed of surplus population, which should then be housed in a new location. … Continue reading

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Urbanism is the new way of life.

Any city is a large and permanent settlement. There is no agreement on how any city is distinguished from a town, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on the law of the land. In the … Continue reading

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Hot Debate of Paper vs. Digital Maps:Ordnance Survey of Uk is not Dropping Paper maps

Amidst the hot debate  of  digital vs paper maps ,he Ordnance Survey of UK has denounced the misinformation about ‘discontinuation of paper maps’ reported in The Telegraph. Despite the dwindling sales of paper maps, OS reinstates its commitment to maintain … Continue reading

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Is the Internet becoming a New ‘Political Mantra’ in India?(link)

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Misra, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Allied Sciences of M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India, discusses the use and implications of the Internet and social media in Indian politics. Dr. Misra will be completing … Continue reading

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