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Quo vadis, Delhi? Urban heritage and gender: towards a sustainable urban future

Narayanan, Yamini 2014, Quo vadis, Delhi? Urban heritage and gender: towards a sustainable urban future, International journal of heritage studies, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 488-499, doi: 10.1080/13527258.2013.771790.

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Title Quo vadis, Delhi? Urban heritage and gender: towards a sustainable urban future
Author(s) Narayanan, Yamini
Journal name International journal of heritage studies
Volume number 20
Issue number 5
Start page 488
End page 499
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1352-7258
1470-3610
Keyword(s) architectural heritage
Delhi
women
sustainability
Summary Historic architectural heritage is important to sustainable urban planning policy, particularly in cities that have heritage sites and/or themselves have ancient archaeological value. Delhi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. However, the vision of its planning policy is limited to valuing heritage for itself and for its economic value instead of also exploring the ways in the city’s heritage might contribute to the social organisation and utilisation of the urban public space. Particularly, like most national policy documents on heritage, it ignores the heritage/gender nexus, which has implications for the identity and status of women in Delhi, community development and ecological preservation. But twenty women practioners and scholars of development in Delhi referred to heritage as a challenge as well as opportunity for gender and urban sustainability when asked for their perspectives on the most important sustainability issues in the city. I argue that Delhi’s urban planning strategies must acknowledge the gender/heritage nexus to enable holistic and gender-inclusive urban development for the present and future generations of its citizens, which is an important thrust of the sustainability agenda.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13527258.2013.771790
Field of Research 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
160514 Urban Policy
Socio Economic Objective 870105 Urban Planning
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30057834

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2013, 17:09:27 EST by Yamini Narayanan

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