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Chandigarh Rethink

Transforming Ruralities & Edge(ness) in Global Urbanities

Edited by Manu P.Sobti

$34.95

CHANDIGARH RETHINK captures the rich, ongoing discourse on radically transforming urbanities within the Global south with specific reference to India’s social, historical, economic and cultural repositioning. 

Specifications

SKU:
90497
Size: 
6.9" x 9.5", portrait
Pages: 
280
Binding: 
Softbound
Publication date: 
Fall 2016
ISBN: 
978-1-939621-36-8
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

CHANDIGARH RETHINK examines urban edge ‘figures’ and their rural ‘grounds’ - relevant not just to Chandigarh, but also to cities in general - while suggesting narrative strategies via provocative design studio design work. These introspections are framed within themed contributions from a globally recognized group of scholars who represent the diverse disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, landscape ecologies and the humanities. As a topical publication on global urbanities transforming a ‘signature’ urban project, CHANDIGARH RETHINK anticipates the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (blc) program and SARUP’s efforts to uniquely aligning urban research, pedagogy and critical design practice towards examining global urbanities that continue to defy normative urban analysis. Beyond serving as an exemplar for globally aware architectural schools nationwide and beyond, it is also directed to serve as an instructive primer for design students and instructors examining global urban sites.

About the author: 

MANU P. SOBTI is Associate Professor in Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (blc) and PhD Program Chair at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His specialties cover architecture, urban and landscape histories of Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. He has published widely and is the recipient of a number of prestigious research awards.