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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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(p.118) (p.119) 5 Flexible Planning: The Making of India’s ‘Millennium City,’ Gurgaon
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Ecologies of Urbanism in India
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Shubhra Gururani

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0005

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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