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Author Narayanan, Yamini.

Title Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City : Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Series Routledge Research in Religion and Development
Routledge research in religion and development.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Prologue; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction: religion, heritage and the city; 2 Sustainable cities as a planning paradigm in India: the case for religion; 3 Religion and heritage in India's old cities: renewal for sustainable development; 4 Hinduism and heritage: conceptual frameworks for city planning; 5 Hinduism, heritage and sustainable development in Jaipur; 6 Hinduism and space: place and identity in Old Jaipur
7 Women's right to the city: integrating Hindu religion and heritage8 Religion, nature and urban development in Jaipur; 9 Quo vadis, India? Where next for urban policy?; Glossary of Hindi words; Index
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 analytica
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject City planning -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism
City planning -- Social aspects -- India -- Jaipur.
City planning -- India -- Jaipur.
Cultural property -- Protection -- India -- Jaipur.
Sustainable development -- India -- Jaipur.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203750799
1135012687 (electronic bk.)
1135012695 (electronic bk.)
9781135012687 (electronic bk.)
9781135012694 (electronic bk.)