Koochas (Piazzas) as Street Theatres in Historic Urban Informal Landscape of Haveli Nau Nihal Singh, The Walled City, Lahore
Type
journal article
Year
2016
Lahore boosts a population of about 10 million with a growth rate of 3% per annum in contrast to the housing supply of 2.7%. In the absence of governmental housing policies, question emerges regarding the compromisation of design quality of our urban settlements. This paper analyzes an urban cluster located in an informal settlement surrounding Haveli Nau Nihal Singh in the historic city center of the Walled City of Lahore and documents those qualities and uncountable benefits that are being offered by the ‘Koochas’ (Piazzas) of this historic informal settlement to its residents as the most appropriate socio-culturally built environments and suggests them as a basis for planning of futuristic urban settlements of Lahore.

Source: Danyal Ahmed
Citation
Ahmed, Danyal. (2016) ‘Koochas (Piazzas) as Street Theatres in Historic Urban Informal Landscape of Haveli Nau Nihal Singh, The Walled City, Lahore’, in Journal of Urban Landscape Research, vol. 3,  no. 5/ Spring & Summer 2016, p. 81-91, ISSN: 2383-1693, Iran.
Authorities
Copyright
Journal of Urban Landscape Research (JULR), Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Country
Pakistan
Language
English
Building Usages
urban space
public/cultural
Keywords
urban planning
urban development