WIT Press


Understanding Cities Through The Process Of Urbanization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP150631

Volume

193

Pages

9

Page Range

749 - 757

Published

2015

Size

268 kb

Author(s)

S. Singh

Abstract

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.

Keywords

urbanization, Gated Communities, securitization, subjectivities, exclusion, Gurgaon