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Ecologies of Urbanism in IndiaMetropolitan Civility and Sustainability$
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Anne M. Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139767

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.001.0001

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Flexible Planning: The Making of India’s ‘Millennium City,’ Gurgaon

Flexible Planning: The Making of India’s ‘Millennium City,’ Gurgaon

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Ecologies of Urbanism in India

Shubhra Gururani

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter explores the practices of mid and later twentieth century planning in Gurgaon. It argues that urban planning can be appropriately understood as “flexible,” or, in Bourdieu's terms, a “regulated improvisation” of practice. Gurgaon, a relatively new city was initially created as a satellite to New Delhi. In the late twentieth century, it developed into an urban centre to take advantage of the growing information industries and non-resident Indian investments. This essay examines the accelerated planning stressed by rapid urban sprawl and the installation of mega-projects such as shopping, housing and institutional complexes.

Keywords:   Gurgaon, Planning, Rapid urban growth, flexible regulation, Ecology, India, Urbanism

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