Town Planning: Regeneration of Cities

by Ashutosh Joshi
ISBN: 9788189422820 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 306 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2008
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 22.9 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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This book is written with an objective to discuss various issues pertaining to urban regeneration. In course of discussions, valid questions are raised with an intention to cover social, economic and also spatial aspects of city rebuilding.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part covers world view on urban regeneration and discusses city rebuilding processes in United States, United Kingdom and Europe. It further discusses transportation system and urban form of cities with focus on new urban centers. Classic examples of efficient town planning decisions of new cities around London and also new towns developed in India post independence are covered.

The second part focuses on drawing regeneration strategies for Allahabad, a historic city of India. An established centre of administration, education and culture, and once the capital of the province, Allahabad has been an integral part of our history. The city has contributed immensely towards the building of modern day India. University of Allahabad, also known as the ‘Oxford of the East’, imparted quality higher education.

The third part suggests various regeneration strategies for Allahabad and also for other similar historic cities in India. The regeneration strategies are based keeping in mind the educational and cultural aspect and also aims at strengthening the key historic nodes which are a vital part of our history and culture.

Ashutosh Joshi, D.Arch, M.Plng., Ph.D, AIIA, AITP, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India


1. A Global Perspective of Urban Regeneration Experiences of City Rebuilding Processes in United States, United Kingdom and Europe, 2. The Making of New Towns: Transportation System and the Emerging Urban Form, 3. Regeneration of Indian Historic Cities, 4. Role of Urban Fringe Development the Case of Pune, 5. In Search of Inherent Potential of A City The First Step Towards Regeneration,6. The Importance of Intangible Elements in Regeneration Allahabad: An Established Centre of Education and Culture, 7. To Ascertain the Causes of Decline A Vital Step Towards Strategy Formulation, 8. The Case Study of Civil Lines Need for A Holistic Plan,9. Planning of A Tented Township The Kumbh At Allahabad, 10. Institutional Strengthening A Step Forward, 11. World City Delhi Need For Urban Renewal, 12. Application of ‘Pura’ Concept in Doddaballapura, Bangalore, 13. Evolving Strategies for Revitalization,14. In Search For An Ideal Regeneration Strategy For Indian Historic Cities, Colour Plates