Planning for Urban Quality in Station Area Development, Bijwasan, New Delhi

Arya, Chhavi and Zeile, Peter and Sudan, Prerna (2018) Planning for Urban Quality in Station Area Development, Bijwasan, New Delhi. REAL CORP 2018 – EXPANDING CITIES – DIMINISHING SPACE. Are “Smart Cities” the solution or part of the problem of continuous urbanisation around the globe? Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information. pp. 727-734. ISSN 2521-3938

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Transport nodes play an important role in the urban functions of the city. In the present context when cities continue to sprawl outskirts or expand in the sky, coupled with problems of urbanization, such as congestion and degeneration of city cores, station areas become an oppurtunity district for a transformative land use planning. The european cities tapped this potential by planning the renaissance of the station buildings and the surrounding area as a part of infrastructure augmentation exercise back in the 20th century. This not only led to the revitalisation of the cities through strategic real estate projects but also reinfornced the urban and transport functions of the railway station. The paper in this regard aims to explore the planning discisions and spatial efforts taken in the creation of successful urban spaces around railway stations in Europe. The policy of Redevelopment of Railway Stations in India which aims to create world class railway stations by improving the consumer facilities and the commercial viability provides a pretext for the study conducted. It takes into consideration a new typology of development in India, i.e. the modernization of railway stations and the urban planning that should complement such an infrastructure development. The objective of study is thus, to understand the challenges, oppurtunities and prerequisites to inform the planning process of such a developement. The study proceeds by analysing the urban spatial grids around the selected casestudies and thus draws conclusions for the site of Bijwasan Railway Station Redeveopment in New Delhi, India. It aims to highlight the importance of creating a place out of a transport node in the urban dyanamics of city.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban quality, good urban space, station area planning, railway stations, infrastructure
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 16:37
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 16:37

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