Ahmedabad: Bibliography


1. Routh. R., Shah. P.(2o13) Facilitating the Funding for the Conservation Through Tradeable Development Rights: An Approach Through Mapping and Analysig the Built Heritage at Ahmedabad, India [online] International Archives of the Photogrammetry. Volume XL-5/W2. Available from:http://cipa.icomos.org/fileadmin/template/doc/STRASBOURG/ARCHIVES/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-543-2013.pdf. [Accessed: 19th December 2015]

A peer-reviewed article that provides a very thorough data regarding demographic of the Ahmedabad population in recent years, with strong evidence and technical analysis that although isnt useful in this blog post, provides trust-worthy data for the argument to be based off. However, ideas within the journal is a bit over-optimistic regarding heritage preservation of the city, and test samples seem to be very specific.


2. Ballaney. S. (2008) The Town Planning Mechanism in Gujarat, India [online] World Bank Institute. Available from: http://hcp.co.in/file_manager/publications/Town-Planning-of-Gujarat_Research-Paper.pdf. [Accessed: 19th December 2015]

A paper that is very rich with factual information, however used in a very general manner, using models that seem to be slightly incoherent with the nature of Ahmedabad itself. The information extractable from this paper is albeit very useful and rare.



3. Bhatt. M. (2003) The Case of Ahmedabad, India [online] Available from: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu-projects/Global_Report/pdfs/Ahmedabad_bw.pdf. [Accessed: 20th December 2015

Again, a very thorough demographically informative piece that focuses mainly on the slums of Ahmedabad. The analysis of the slums is very in depth and thorough, starting from the definition and the types, to the status and statistics. Only unclear part is the “before and after” portion of the article, which contains ideas that is not very strongly supported by evidence, with weak photos.


4. Sejpal. S. (1982) Theory and City Form: the case of Ahmendabad [online] Dspace @MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/78964 [Accessed: 20th December 2015].

The aim of creating an urban intervention for Ahmedabad creates a bit of uncertainty towards the authenticity of whether the information provided is biased. However, the author has used plenty of evidence to support his argument in drawings, and also in theories. The comprehensive analysis of the city provides a large amount of information provided the limited amount of resources available about ancient Ahmedabad.

5. Tewari. V. K., Weintein. J.A., Pillai. V. K., (1986) Indian Cities: Ecological Perspectives, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company

A very comprehensive and thorough 2 chapters on the social and ecological aspects of Ahmedabad, with good historical backing up as well as a very chronological explanation of social movements and sufficient reference. There is a lot of statistics and definition which makes the book that much more convincing, also providing some insights which allows aspects to link together.

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