The Impact of Development Control Regulations on Social life in Urban Transport Hubs
The Case of Secundrabad
Keywords:Urban form, social life, transport hubs, development control regulations, urban transformations, inner cities
The urban areas in developing countries like India are undergoing a significant transformation to accommodate the increasing population's needs. Although the intention is to achieve a better quality of life, the impact of this transformation on social life is often undiscussed. Tactless planning policies and development control regulations are causing damage to the existing social life in inner cities. In India, the urban transport hubs in the inner cities are not only transport facilities; they are well-known social and economic hubs with vibrant and diverse activities. This study aims to understand the impact of development control regulations (DCRs) on social life in urban transport hubs. The study first explains how DCRs influences the urban form and then draws the interrelation between urban forms and social life. After a thorough literature review a conceptual theoretical framework was formulated and a walkable area around the transport hub was taken as a case study. The observational and interview methods shows the urban form transformations because of DCRs and the study analyzed the subsequent effect on social life. The study primarily argues the importance of area-specific DCRs for better social life.
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