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The Future of Historic Cities: Urban Heritage in Asia: Documentation, Protection and Conservation

Vanicka Arora (Author) Parul G. Munjal (Author) Shikha Jain (Author)

Urban heritage of Asia and India is a very significant segment that has largely remained unaddressed for a long time. Recent recognition of Asian and Indian cities as living heritage in UN policies is a welcome change. This volume provides an overview of UN approach to Asia's urban heritage along with a wide perspective of national and regional approaches to urban conservation in a range of Asian countries. More specifically, it evaluates the recent focus on culture and development in Indian cities through national level schemes. The volume also outlines that while safeguarding of urban heritage as part of larger international and national agendas is critical; one also needs to look at the local approaches at ground level that finally determine the success of urban regeneration of historic areas.

The contributors to this edited volume include a wide range of international and national experts specialising in heritage conservation and urban renewal in Asia, along with researchers focusing on historic cities. It is a useful reference for all practitioners and academicians working in the field of urban regeneration in Asia.

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About the authors

Vanicka Arora

Vanicka Arora is a conservation architect and academic based in Gurgaon, Haryana. She has been associated with DRONAH since 2007 and specialises in historic research, conservation management planning and urban revitalisation projects. Vanicka is Consultant (Heritage Management) to the National Disaster Management Authority, Policy and Planning Division. She is currently adjunct faculty with the Centre for Heritage, Ahmedabad University and has also taught at Sushant School of Art and Architecture.

Parul G. Munjal

Parul G Munjal is an Associate Professor at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University. Through her association with DRONAH as Senior Conservation Architect, she worked on a number of research based projects including preparation of World Heritage Dossiers, along with plans for conservation, management and interpretation of heritage sites in India. Parul is currently pursuing research on built heritage of small and medium towns of the Gurgaon District, Haryana, as a part of her doctoral study.

Shikha Jain

Shikha Jain studied architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and later finished Masters in Architecture from Kansas State University, USA. Her doctoral work on the traditional havelis of Rajasthan from Prasada, De Montfort University, UK has been awarded the IIA Research Award 2003 by the Indian Institute of Architects. She is involved in architectural research and teaching. A number of her articles on heritage and conservation have been published in architecture journals. She is also editor of Context: Built, Living and Natural, a biannual refereed journal on built heritage and environment and consultant to INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Gurgaon Chapter.

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Title The Future of Historic Cities: Urban Heritage in Asia: Documentation, Protection and Conservation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173055652
length viii+178P., Illus; Col 16; Black and White 117; 22cm x 28cm.