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Title:
OPEN SPACES - THEN AND NOW. A GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE OPEN SPACES IN UDAIPUR CITY

Authors:
Anwar Ul Haq, Ms Monika Tiwari

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1Anwar Ul Haq, 1Ms Monika Tiwari
1. Research Scholar, MLS University, Udaipur (Rajasthan)

MLA 8
Haq, Anwar Ul, and Ms Monika Tiwari. "OPEN SPACES - THEN AND NOW. A GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE OPEN SPACES IN UDAIPUR CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 97-106, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=11. Accessed Jan. 2019.
APA
Haq, A., & Tiwari, M. (2019, January). OPEN SPACES - THEN AND NOW. A GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE OPEN SPACES IN UDAIPUR CITY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 97-106. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=11
Chicago
Haq, Anwar Ul, and Ms Monika Tiwari. "OPEN SPACES - THEN AND NOW. A GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE OPEN SPACES IN UDAIPUR CITY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 97-106. Accessed January, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=11.

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Abstract:
As a city grows, its diverse nature of functionality increases and the concentration and distribution of population along with city's spatial physical configuration is also affected. City's spatial physical configurations mean its morphology that includes various planned or unplanned built up areas i.e. commercial, industrial and residential buildings, institutions, basic infrastructure and of course the open spaces in terms of amusement parks, public parks and gardens etc. in the city. These open spaces can be private areas or public areas or any other type and they play a very important role in terms of maintaining the ecological health of a city. The provisions and status of these open spaces may prove to be an important tool for assessment of the ecological balance in urban areas. While they are the only empty spaces that can, if developed, serve a city as a green belt combating urban heat island effects produced by various human activities and numerous concrete structures. So, if we think about healthy and sustainable urban living space, we should be equally concerned about these open and green spaces.
The main purpose of the present research work is to analyse the relative positions of the open spaces in Udaipur city with changing spatial physical configuration over time. It has been tried to search out the answers related to the provisions of open spaces in Udaipur city since its evolution to present day urban planning and how much actually required; present status and future prospects of open spaces; scope of development of open spaces as shared responsibility etc. The research methods that have been used or adopted in the process include data collection from various secondary sources like urban planning and development trust, institute of town planning and historical references; temporal analysis on the basis of satellite imageries from some online sources and presentation through suitable mapping techniques.