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Right or Wrong - Random Thoughts on Architecture & Urban Planning
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Right or Wrong - Random Thoughts on Architecture & Urban Planning

by Subodh Shankar
4.7 out of 5
Publisher BookMitra Publishers
Synopsis In the words of Prof. D. C. Thapar, a nationally acclaimed architecture educationist –“This book is a bouquet of flowers”. The book contains 25selected articles of the author written during his long professional career spanning about five decades. These articles have been published in leading journals & magazines and some were presented in National and International Seminars. The articles cover a wide spectrum of issues; many of these show a deep commitment of the author in working for sustainable and affordable solutions. He has empathy for sensitive response to low-cost housing facilities for specially-abled people and appreciating socio-economic and cultural concerns of the users. He promotes learning from mother nature, care for climatic, environmental and global warming issues. He examines the question of prefabrication and technology for solving problems of mass housing. Some articles look at the aesthetics for urban design in our growing cities. The book also contains highly investigative articles e.g. on underground ancient cities and animal architects. A separate section is devoted to value systems in architecture and planning and has an article on Gandhi's relevance in future planning. Another full section is devoted to legal issues in urban planning.

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Binding: PaperBack
About the author Prof. Subodh Shankar is a nationally known Architect- Town Planner. He obtained his bachelor of architecture degree with honours from world renowned Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1970 and post graduation from Institute of Town Planners, India. He is the fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and Institute of Town Planners, India. He has more than 50 years of exceptional professional experience in Private, Central and State Governments. His 30 years long tenure with U.P. Housing & Development Board has been full of laurels and achievements, most important being Architect in-Charge of HUDCO sponsored First Prize Winning Low Cost Housing Project (1979) at Lucknow. He retired on the post of Chief Architect Planner in the year 2006. Thereafter, he joined fulltime academics and worked with premier educational institutions - Amity and Integral University, as Professor and Dean of Architecture Faculty. He has held the coveted post of the Chairman of U.P. Chapter of Institute of Town Planners, India and Member of the Education Standing Committee of ITPI New Delhi. He is the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from U. P. Architects Association for his immense contribution towards Housing and Urban Planning. He has to his credit, publication of more than 50 technical papers/ presentations in national and international magazines, journals, forums etc. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of Indian Institute of Architect’s Journal (1977-78).
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BookMitra Publishers
  • Pages: 274
  • Binding: PaperBack
  • ISBN: 9788194597216
  • Category: Architecture & Design
  • Related Category: Fine Arts
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