Rubanisation In Hamlet

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Rubanisation Rubanisation term coined by Architect Tay Kheng Soon. Rubanisation is the rethinking of the ‘urban and the rural areas as one space’. Where as in urban village concept it can be seen the division between the rural and urban. As per Rubanisation concept, the idea of Urban Village: Are They The Precursors To ‘Rubanisation’ 5 conceiving rural and urban areas as two distinct realms is unsustainable in terms of strengthening our social fabric, preserving the good practices of our cultures and conserving the environment. Rubanisation put forward the theme of contributing of a greater balance to working, living, learning, and playing activities by bringing the locations of working, living, learning and playing within walkable…show more content…
Focusing on the problems of existing mega-cities is only a stop-gap solution. The argument is that in the present mode of development, the countryside has been largely neglected as cities become 'the exclusive focus of development,' compelling those in the rural areas to migrate to the city in search of better opportunities. This has resulted in a massive population explosion in most cities in the developing world, which manifests itself in the growing presence of slums. The following elements have been highlighted in the ‘Rurban Model’, which is proposed by ArTay Kheng Soon. • Proposes an ideal geometrical model - considers a viable lifestyle choice. • Ideally ruban settlement be a diameter of not more than 1km (Everything is in walking distance) • The density of each settlement is determined by its locality, environment and economy. • Each settlement will have its own schools, hospitals, workplaces accommodating most professions and other basic necessities. • Green spaces and farms would be allocated in the midst of each settlement to allow direct availability of fresh farm…show more content…
The agricultural lands are consumed by development of sprawling urban Urban Village: Are They The Precursors To ‘Rubanisation’ 6 areas. Now by selling agricultural land, land owners receive good amount of money which is often used for construction of buildings. As the area is near to urban areas and has comparatively cheaper rental properties, it becomes hub of lower income class. This increases further demand of more buildings which are met by uncontrolled construction due to absence of building bye laws and municipal interference. The whole process increases load on the infrastructure and the area starts getting transformed into slum kind of settlement. There are multiple socio- economic impacts of these transformations. The concept of Lal Dora in Delhi is an example of this phenomenon. The name was first used in 1908, and under this scheme, non-agricultural land of villages were demarcated, initially with red thread from where it has got its name. The agricultural lands were acquired for development. 5 Parameters for study For analysing that whether urban village are precursor to Rubanisation or not, the study has

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