Understanding Cities Through The Process Of Urbanization
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This paper aims to gain an understanding of the processes of urbanization and the transformations taking place within cities. It looks at city restructuring through the study of Gated Communities. Gated Communities have been mushrooming all over the world, significantly impacting the lives of the people and the cities at large. In this paper, the author attempts to engage with the urban practice of the gating of communities, both at the theoretical and the empirical level. The empirical study was carried out in the DLF Phase V area of Gurgaon, India. This area has seen the development of numerous Gated Compounds over the past decade and it is this sudden urban transformation that the author wishes to engage and understand.
urbanization, Gated Communities, securitization, subjectivities, exclusion, Gurgaon