Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Understanding Built Environment

Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2015

Editors: Seta, F., Biswas, A., Khare, A., Sen, J. (Eds.)

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  • Presents the smart city and its various theoretical and practical implications, especially in Indian context
  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach towards sustainability and built environment
  • Links together concerns of policy makers, academics, researchers, professionals & students
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This book is a comprehensive document visualizing the future of built environment from a multidisciplinary dimension, with special emphasis on the Indian scenario. The multidisciplinary focus would be helpful for the readers to cross-refer and understand others' perspectives. The text also includes case studies substantiating theoretical research. This method of composition helps the book to maintain rational balance among theory, research and its contextual application. The book comprises selected papers from the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. The chapters provide varied viewpoints on the core issues of urbanization and planning. This compilation would be of interest to students, researchers, professionals and policy makers.

About the authors

Dr. Fumihiko SETA is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Engineering (DUE), Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. He was born in 1972 in Tokyo, graduated the University of Tokyo in 1995, worked at the University of Tokyo from 1998 to 2005 and Osaka City University from 2005 to 2012. His major is urban planning and regional development.

Dr. Arindam Biswas is Assistant Professor at Department of Architecture and Planning. He holds aDoctorate in Urban Planning from the University of Tokyo. He is the recipient of the DAAD Fellowship and the MEXT Scholarship. His research specializations are on urban & regional planning, inclusive growth, urban policy and governance, resilience and futuristic city planning. He is presently serving as a reviewer for Development in Practice, World Development, and the Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE).

Professor (Dr.) Ajay Khare, Founder-Director of School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, is a Fulbright Fellow and Charles Wallace Fellow. He was the first Indian recipient of Berkeley Teaching Fellowship. Professor Khare served as a member of Planning Commission working group on Technical education for 12th plan of India. He is a member of National Executive Committee of International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS India).

Professor (Dr.) Joy Sen is Head of RCG School of Infrastructure and Design, IIT Kharagpur. His areas of research are Community & Regional Planning Analyses & Programming, and Architecture and Planning.  He holds a Ph.D from IIT Kharagpur and a Master’s from Iowa State University. He is currently involved in SandHI project sponsored by MHRD. He is a reviewer of the Journal of Architecture and Associate Editor of CSVTU Journal. He has authored five books on Indian Heritage and Iconographic Documentation. 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Accessibility to Health Infrastructure in Hill Settlements: A Case of Shimla

    Pages 3-14

    Patro, Adwitiya

  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage: The Necessities, Trends, and the Analysis of Current Practices

    Pages 15-28

    Choudhary, Ankita (et al.)

  • Climate Responsiveness of Wada Architecture

    Pages 29-35

    Alapure, G. M. (et al.)

  • Investigating the Architectural Manifestations of Path and Place in Sacred Sikh Architecture

    Pages 37-46

    Singh, Ripu Daman (et al.)

  • Neighborhood Planning: Approach in Improving Livability and Quality of the Life in the Cities

    Pages 47-53

    Mahapatra, Gaurab Das

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Built Environment
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the National Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2015
Editors
  • Fumihiko Seta
  • Arindam Biswas
  • Ajay Khare
  • Joy Sen
Series Title
Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2138-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2138-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2136-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9538-2
Series ISSN
2363-7633
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 291
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 198 illustrations in colour
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