Springer Geography

Perception, Design and Ecology of the Built Environment

A Focus on the Global South

Editors: Ghosh, Mainak (Ed.)

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  • Provides a holistic perspective towards urban developments in Global South
  • Collection of original high level works of individual experts in their respective field
  • Discusses theoretical perspectives and practical approaches in a trans-disciplinary volume on the Global South
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This edited volume is a compilation of the ‘built environment’ in response to many investigations, analyses and sometimes mere observations of the various dialogues and interactions of the built, in context to its ecology, perception and design. The chapters concentrate on various independent issues, integrated as a holistic approach, both in terms of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, predominantly focusing on the Global South. The book builds fabric knitting into the generic understanding of environment, perception and design encompassing ‘different’ attitudes and inspirations. This book is an important reference to topics concerning urbanism, urban developments and physical growth, and highlights new methodologies and practices. The book presumes an understanding unearthed from various dimensions and again woven back to a common theme, which emerges as the reader reads through.

Various international experts of the respective fields working on the Global South contributed their latest research and insights to the different parts of the book. This trans-disciplinary volume appeals to scientists, students and professionals in the fields of architecture, geography, planning, environmental sciences and many more.

About the authors

Dr. Mainak Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. Previously he was faculty at IIT Kharagpur. He obtained a PhD in perception and urbanism studies, with a background of Bachelor in Architecture from Jadavpur University, followed by a Master of Design from IIT Kanpur. He is a University double Gold Medalist. His research interests revolve around visual communication, behavioral and cognitive paradigm of design products related to environment, built space or products. He has a prolific record of journal, book and encyclopedia publications. His artworks were exhibited in Germany. He has been an invited speaker and mentor in various national and international institutions and programs, e.g., Smart Cities and Countries Congress Paris in 2015.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • Built Environment in Response to the Ecology, Design, and Perception of the Global South

    Pages 1-22

    Ghosh, Mainak

  • Urban Transformations of Residential Settlements in Colonial Towns: Case Study of Chandernagore and Serampore

    Pages 23-50

    Das, Ruchira (et al.)

  • Transformation of Commercial Centres and Urban Development Process in Global South

    Pages 51-64

    Sarkar, Sanghamitra (et al.)

  • Issues and Challenges for Transit-Oriented Development in the Scenario of a Developing Country: The Case of Kolkata Metropolitan Area, India

    Pages 65-89

    Paul, Subrata Kr. (et al.)

  • Transportation and Built Environment: Bus-Sense for Global South Based on a Case for Bringing Back Life in Bus Transport

    Pages 91-106

    Dandekar, Yogesh

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perception, Design and Ecology of the Built Environment
Book Subtitle
A Focus on the Global South
Editors
  • Mainak Ghosh
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25879-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25879-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25878-8
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 580
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 186 illustrations in colour
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