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 …

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S. Sejpal (1982) Theory and City Form: The Case of Ahmedabad (master thesis). Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institue of Technology. This thesis, by combining a deep analysis of the urban fabric of Ahmedabad and two theories of city form: Kevin Lynch’s “Theory …

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The BB&CI initially changed the city with the erection of the Western Rail Zone and the railway station. Where previously the city would have anchor points in the form of temples and the hierarchy shaped by pols and cul-de-sacs, after …

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Although it has been recorded in history that the British tried to colonise the Gujurat with respect of the veneer establishments, and that they claimed to have done practically nothing but observe for half a century before making changes to improve …

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J.M.Campbell Ed. (1879) Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, Volume IV: Ahmedabad. Bombay: Government Central Press. By an objective description, this government Gazetteer has introduced the short period from 1850 to 1879 of Ahmedabad with the support of research data and historical evidence. The …

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The introduction of Bombay Baroda & Central India railway to Ahmedabad had triggered the changes to the infrastructure in the city and the old city wall. It enhanced the formation of the road network within and outside the old city. …

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The following old maps of Ahmedabad shows how the road pattern changes from 1866 to 1914, after the insertion of railway in 1864. The government has built the Prem Darwaja and Panchkuva Gate after the opening of railways. It can …

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Before railway was introduced, Ahmedabad had been famous for its textile products. After establishment of the railway, competition from the Bombay textile mills, which uses modern manufacture technology, was brought to Ahmedabad and threatened the indigenous industry. The merchant in …

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The history of Ahmedabad’s urban growth is a very particular and interesting case to examine. Lying in the intersection of roads between neighboring towns means that it is uniquely advantaged to become a trade town. Widely regarded as an asset …

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Before Establishment of Railway Since its establishment, Ahmedabad had already earned a reputation as a trading and manufacturing centre, which export varies of textile products to other Indian cities and countries. Its economic and commercial background is based on textile …

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Infrastructure in the city is perceived as sign of prosperity and progression throughout centuries. It somehow holds the power to affect demographics and direct activities of people in the context of a city. One parameter to justify the implementation of …

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R. P. Misra, K. Misra ed. (1998) Million Cities of India: Growth Dynamics, Internal Structure, Quality of Life and Planning Perspectives: Vol.1. New Delhi: Sustainable Development Foundation Article Reference: D. Mehta, P. Sharma (1998) ‘Ahmedabad: The Textile City of India’, in R. P. …

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Kenneth L. Gillion (1968) Ahmedabad: A Study in Indian Urban History. California: University of California Press. This book introduces the urban history of Ahmedabad from its establishment in 1411 to its regain of political capital status in a social and urban …

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  G. Michell, S. Shah Ed. (2003) Ahmadabad. Mumbai: Marg Publications.   This books is written in an objective way. It introduces the historical context, urban context and historical architecture typologies with neutral narrative through the use of facts, statistics, and research. …

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The colonial era under the British rule has brought about the major setting up of railway networks (1855-1864) connecting to other parts of India, together with the associated technologies and skills. It is particularly the storyline of a city’s transformation: …

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Rajagopal, A., Urban Segregation and the Special Political Zone in Ahmedabad:An Emerging Paradigm for Religio-Political Violence,  South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal. Available from: https://samaj.revues.org/3285?lang=fr   The paper presents a critical viewpoint on how the disposition of public spaces and informal communication has led …

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Sketch maps of the development of Ahmedabad © 1988, George Michell and Snehal Shah

The Growth of the City after Establishment The city of Ahmedabad was established in A.D. 1411 by the Sultan Ahmad Shah, as a new royal residential settlement. As a royal capital, The city extends with the royal palace as its nucleus. …

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The construction of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI) under colonial period (1856-1919) marked the opening up of the introverted Ahmedabad to other parts of India, enabling trade and population flow into and out of the city. This has …

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