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Urban Planning, Settlement Practices, and Issues of Justice in Contemporary Kolkata : An Article by Iman Mitra

Iman Mitra This abstract seeks to bring together two aspects of life, livelihood, and habitation practices in the city – the phenomenon of urbanization and that of rural-to-urban migration. At the same time, it attempts to foreground the issue of … Continue reading

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Mumbai City has Multiple Problems and Solutions Too !!!!

Mumbai is a paradox . It is a success as well as failure story Problems are many…… Traffic Congestion With trains arriving at the station every 3 minutes and transporting approximately 6 million people a day, the trains in Mumbai are … Continue reading

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Central Place Theory by Walter Christaller : A Theory of Functional Hierarchy

Central place theory was given by Walter Christaller in 1933, CPT in urban geography is one of the most appreciated theories which tries to explain the spatial arrangements and distribution of human settlements and their number based on population and distance from … Continue reading

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Urban Issues Faced by the people of Delhi:

Major Problems Faced by the people of Delhi: 1. Environmental Problems: Air Pollution: The respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) in the Capital’s air is touching 250 micrograms per cubic meter ((μg/m3), four times the prescribed level, while the concentration of … Continue reading

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