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Religion, heritage and the sustainable city : Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

Narayanan, Yamini 2015, Religion, heritage and the sustainable city : Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng..

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Title Religion, heritage and the sustainable city : Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur
Author(s) Narayanan, Yamini
Publication date 2015
Series Routledge Research in Religion and Development
Total pages 235
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) Business & Economics
Summary The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating sustainable urban policy.This book explores the historical and on-going influence of religion on urban planning, design, space utilisation, urban identities and communities. It argues that the conceptual and empirical approaches to planning sustainable cities in India need to be developed out of analytical concepts that define local sense of place and identity. Examining how Hindu religious heritage, beliefs and religiously influenced planning practices have impacted on sustainable urbanisation development in Jaipur and Indian cities in general, the book identifies the challenges and opportunities that ritualistic and belief resources pose for sustainability. It focuses on three key aspects: spatial segregation and ghettoisation; gender-inclusive urban development; and the nexus between religion, nature and urban development. This cutting-edge book is one of the first case studies linking Hindu religion, heritage, urban development, women and the environment in a way that responds to the realities of Indian cities. It opens up discussion on the nexus of religion and development, drawing out insightful policy implications for the sustainable urban planning of many cities in India and elsewhere in South Asia and the developing world.
ISBN 9780415844666
0415844665
Language eng
Field of Research 120501 Community Planning
120502 History and Theory of The Built Environment (excl Architecture)
120507 Urban Analysis and Development
160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
160514 Urban Policy
160101 Anthropology of Development
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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