Urban agglomerations in hill towns of India have emerged as leading tourist destinations in the last decade. In the present scenario, most of these urban hill centers and cities in India are facing the infrastructure related problems to cater the growing demand especially in its transportation network and system. This situation demands for redefining the complex urban form of hills for sustainable growth. Hill towns have their own specific urban form attributes associated with location specific climatic, geographical, cultural and environmental conditions. Urban design measures address urban form to its uppermost intensity with strong theoretical base. This is where the role of urban design for formulating the future development in hills becomes critical for achieving desirable urban growth in future. In the present context, Shimla town has been taken as study area. Shimla also known as queen of hills is experiencing growth in all directions and city core is facing huge problems especially related to its infrastructure. High inflow of floating population has resulted in the major breakdown in its transport system. This alarming situation calls a need for introducing alternative routes and modes for inter-city connectivity.This research is an attempt to address these issues from urban design perspective. The idea of this research is to guide sustainable urban form while defining the influence of transport mode and route choice for energy efficient hill city. Park system and public places along the multimodal corridor will also improve the travel experience in hill city. Henceforth inducing alternative modes of transportation will completely redefine the urban form of hill areas. One can conclude that urban design approach helps in improving the visual qualities of movement corridors.
|Imprint||Glasstree Academic Publishing|
|Copyright License||Standard Copyright License|
|Product Details||8.5 x 11 Standard Mono Glossy Perfect Bound|
|Page Count||56 pages|
|Type of Publication||Textbook|
|Keywords||Urban design, Hill towns, Sustainable transport|