Protecting historical and cultural structures in urban planning: a study of Mysore city

Bathool, Zahra and Krishne Gowda and Sridhara, M. V. (2013) Protecting historical and cultural structures in urban planning: a study of Mysore city. Journal of Media and Social Development, 1 (2). pp. 62-73. ISSN 2320-8244

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Cities change constantly. Urban planning fortransformation of built forms, open spaces and for cityscapingwithout causing damage to their historical cultural identity and endowments is indeed a challenge. In countries like India, heritage structures in ancient cities have come under tremendous threat due to improper planning and management of heritage areas and lack of expertise. Mysore, a city well known for its palaces and manifestations of culture is an educational, commercial and administrative centre and also is an attraction for tourists and heritage buffs. Heritage of the city substantially encompasses its architectural flavour.The empirics of urban landscape undergo changes; it is not mere expression of visible features including its physical and human elements. This relates to the emerging ways of analysing heritage areas like monuments, natural areas such as lakes and natural greens, public squares, water fronts, gateways, avenue trees and traditional residential buildings. These structures are of architectural value and are losing their identity due to negligence, decay and disharmonious developments, resulting in devaluing the city image.The way to solve urban problems includes planning and organization of the locale, coordinated interspersing of residential areas, industrial complexes, recreational blocks and community centres. In addition to this, this research paper is a critique of thoughts and ideas on urban planning improvement and implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural richness, Urban landscape, Built up environment,Transformation of spaces
Subjects: I Institute of Development Studies > IDS
Divisions: Department of > Sericulture Science
Depositing User: Dr Raju C
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 09:57
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2023 05:21

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