Category Archives: Urban Studies

The City is Built Layer by Layer

The City is not built in a day. Each layer is created by people, by time, by movements, by politics. It develops, matures, ages sometimes becomes derelict and often reborn like Delhi. It is like a living organism. There are many … Continue reading

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Hierarchical Levels of Planning Regions

  In multi level planning there is certain hierarchy of regions. WE can classify it in many ways depending on chosen criterion/criteria. One such classification on size criterion is here.  Macro Regions Macro region is naturally bigger. Macro region can … Continue reading

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Planning Regions of India: Concept,Classification and Delineation

What is a Region? A region is an area on the earth’s surface marked by certain properties that are homogeneous inside and distinct from outside it. A region is defined as a part of the Earth’s surface with one or … Continue reading

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Age of Town Scheme of Griffith Taylor and an Asian Perspective from Chanakya’s Arthashastra

Age of Towns Scheme Australian geographer Thomas Griffith Taylor proposed a classification of towns based on their age and pattern of land use. He identified five types of town: Infantile towns, with no clear zoning Juvenile towns, which have developed … Continue reading

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