Gated Communities in India – An Overview

Roy, Sanghamitra (2012) Gated Communities in India – An Overview. In: 2nd International Engineering Symposium - IES 2012, March 5-7, 2012, Kumamoto University, Japan.

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The megacities of India are experiencing rise in development of gated communities. Increased income levels are prompting people to live in gated communities to ensure safety, access to urban services and quality living. This study attempts to understand various aspects of such developments and their impacts on urban areas. These are inward-looking low-density communities comprising of apartments or villas or both occupying on an average 25 acres of land for 550 residential units. Scale of development is the key factor that contributes to segregation of communities, privatization of spaces, and spatial incompatibility. It is advocated to define the physical extents of a gated community after fair understanding of the activity patterns in residential precincts of urban areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: gated communities, urban development, India
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 09:09

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