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"Unauthorised colonies" and the City of Delhi

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dc.contributor.advisor Nabeel Hamdi. en_US Mukherjee, Snehanshu en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-ii--- en_US 2012-01-30T16:41:58Z 2012-01-30T16:41:58Z 1988 en_US 1988 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1988. en_US
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 90-91. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research was undertaken, to understand the phenomenon of "unauthorised colonies" in relation to the city of Delhi, to which they belong. "Unauthorised Colonies" is the label given by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), to the hundreds of residential colonies that have evolved in Delhi over the past twenty years, without DDA's authorisation and in complete disregard to the city's masterplan regulations. The research has been to discover and understand the hidden issues and underlying meanings of the various incidents in time that have shaped the evolution of unauthorised colonies and the city of Delhi. There has been no attempt at the start of this research to prove any predetermined issues or hypotheses. This investigation therefore, may be thought of as raising various issues as the exploration follows the evolution of these colonies through time. In the end it has been attempted to "tie" all the issues together · to present a picture of these colonies that is more complete and has a greater depth than the simplistic image presented by DDA's definition. The effort has been to present unauthorised colonies as an integral part of the overall city, from the point of view of the colony dwellers , a nd the dominant interest groups in Delhi . To explain the city's functioning as a condition of interdependence that exists between the authorised portions of Delhi and t h e unauthorised colonies, at levels that are not just physical but also political, social and economic. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Snehanshu Mukherjee. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 91 [i.e. 97] leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title "Unauthorised colonies" and the City of Delhi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 18551874 en_US

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