The urban form analysis through the morphological transformation study of the urban villages and city integration in Indian context

Bahale, Ar. Swati Madhukar; (2022) The urban form analysis through the morphological transformation study of the urban villages and city integration in Indian context. In: Annual Conference Proceedings of the XXVIII International Seminar on Urban Form. University of Strathclyde Publishing, Glasgow, pp. 1170-1177. ISBN 9781914241161

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Urbanization is a continuous process. As city extends beyond its limit, the rural to urban transformation includes the various morphological, economic, social changes in peripheral area of the city. Villages and Peri-urban town around the city have their own morphological layout with their own functioning process and culture. The villages that included into the city are called urban villages and they are struggling for their existence. These villages are facing various challenges and transformation with its inclusion in city. New urban form is generated at the rural urban interface. The policies to regulate the urban transformation is still in evolving process and varies as per the context. Indian urbanisation is very complex having the various layers of urbanism; strong historical values, diverse context varies as per place, culture, mixed of many religions, economy, unique ecological and weather conditions etc. Indian Urbanisation process is slow and late comparative to European and other East Asian countries. The great Leader of nationalist movement 'Mahatma Gandhi' once quoted that 'Future of India lies in its villages'. At present about more than 600,000 villages are in India. The Mumbai metropolitan area consist of the Greater Mumbai and entirely planned new satellite city Navi Mumbai. Many villages are now part of Mumbai metropolitan area. In a research paper, we will discuss about the morphological transformation of urban villages in Mumbai metropolitan area through visual analysis and various mapping techniques. Simultaneously, we will analyse the urban form of the area through the morphological transformation of urban villages. This study will help to analyse various issues caused due to morphological changes. It will provide the basis for the policy formulation and morphological interventions for the area.

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