Urban Design
contemporary planned settelments
What is the appropriate strategy, while extending an existing urban settlement, through a privately developed and managed large scale project?

I am looking for interaction and learning through experiences while working on townships.
As urban designers and architects we work at varied scales, which involves primary feasibility, concept design, development patterns, infrastructure, amenities and whole lot of details related to above� up to architectural design for most of the buildings within the township.
Abhay Bhonsale
contemporary planned settelments
Do look into Gridiron system - created by the romans which through research is believed to be the most efficient, nuetral and allow for condusive growth over time.
Kelly Kay
contemporary planned settelments
hi Abhay thanks alot for reply.
i would keep in mind about your topic. if i go through any related things i will surely contribute. but currently i have no idea about it.
Shaili Bhavsar
contemporary planned settelments
thanks kelly,
i will definetly look into this, i think Doxiadis in the form of ekistics has importatnt hints in this direction, this was some how missing from our studies.thanks.
we are trying to look at highly successful contemporary projects around the world, which are fairly large mid scale 200 to 400 acres in area. although their are a great deal of project launched all over the world, a good example establishing strong system oriented base has not yet been avaliable.
Abhay Bhonsale
contemporary planned settelments
can some body reccomend a good example of a contemporary planned township/ city extention - in the developing world a project of approx 200 to 500 acres. i am looking at for highly evolved design responses, to immediate urban context, sustainable site practices and strategies to tackle with the geographical and cultural context.
Abhay Bhonsale
contemporary planned settelments
The Roman design for urban areas is based upon their military camps built for their merciless war machine and their economy was based upon slaves.

The Roman Empire had to continuely expand outwards in order to enslave ever more people. When the empire ceased to expand it slowly collapsed in upon itself.

Try looking at the original layout of Greek cities and towns, etc,
Frank John Snelling
contemporary planned settelments
The expansion of Islamabad is obviously one contemporary example, though most of it is counter to the original vision of Doxiadis. Indeed, in Islamabad you witness a variety of different growth patterns - ranging from planned "gated" communities to slums/katchhi abadis...
Chad Haines


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