Spatial Metabolism of Urban Densities: Integument of Bangalore, India
Shubhi S1, Santhanam Kumar2
1Shubhi S, School of Architecture REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
2Santhanam Kumar, School of Planning and Architecture Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Manuscript received on 13 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 July 2019 | PP: 1117-1121 | Volume-8 Issue-6S4 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12320486S419/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F1232.0486S419
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Abstract: Rising population density in our cities is one of the major challenges unleashed by rampant urbanisation. In the western world the urbanisation is often linked to the phenomenon of urban sprawl. However, in the developing world, lack of transportation linkages and poor infrastructure in the peri urban areas makes sprawl an unattractive proposition. Even as cities continue to expand, the inner city neighbourhoods are being continuously intensified in terms of population and dwelling units. Density is a term which is used repeatedly in urban discourses. The paper aims at delineating the concept of density into its diverse metrics. The density metrics are evaluated and examined to reveal their inter relationships and interactions with the city structure. A spatial analysis of diverse high density metrics is carried out for Bangalore city. The study helps in enhancing our understanding of density and its interactions with the spatial structure of the city
Keywords: High Density Neighborhoods, Correlation, Spatial Analysis.
Scope of the Article: Problem Solving and Planning