ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Skewed Urban Development in Telangana

Urban development centered around Hyderabad over the last few decades has eclipsed the growth of other small and medium towns in the Telangana region, leading to “intra-sub-regional disparities”. In the backdrop of the creation of a separate Telangana state carved out of Andhra Pradesh, this article revisits the paper written by the late V L S Prakasa Rao almost 50 years back on the subject.

Historic Buildings in Small Towns and Villages

The concept of conserving urban historical sites has made a small beginning with three sets of Model Regulations available for adoption. But the states are dragging their feet as the metro-oriented 2011 regulations do not find favour with them. This article suggests framing of three different levels of simpler regulations for the metro, urban and rural areas, respectively, for conservation of historical buildings spread across thousands of towns and villages of the country.
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