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Blueprint for the Design of a Human Settlement in Ahmedabad

  • Isaac A M
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    Presents a blueprint for developing an integrated human settlement in Ahmedabad City in the stretch of land on the east side of the Sabarmati River admeasuring approximately 3000 acres where the Pirana Sewage Farm is currently located. The design specifications include provisions for constructive nearly one lack dwellings of which at least half shall be for the benefit of the economically weaker sections. Consequently, this project will be an important step towards the resettlement of slum dwellers in a major segment of the City area and will serve as a preventive measure with regard to the problems of proliferation of slums, substandard living and urban poverty facing Ahmedabad City. Steps are recommended which would provide an opportunity for the continued improvement of the quality of life of the slum population through the creation of income generating possibilities. Recommends that a mix of facilities which together would promote the socio-cultural and aesthetic aspects of the City life, besides making the project economically viable (within a time span of 5-10 years) should be planned in this new settlement. Organizational pre-requisites for the successful implementation of the project are also discussed.

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    Paper provided by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department in its series IIMA Working Papers with number WP1978-06-01_00295.

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