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A study of the spatial form of Kalutara town, Sri Lanka; as a unique historic process

Show simple item record Abenayake, CC Munasinghe, J 2013-10-21T02:23:39Z 2013-10-21T02:23:39Z
dc.description.abstract Contemporary urban planning practice often conceptualize of urban areas as static entities which could be planned towards certain end states, and devoid of social, economic, and political context, within which the spatial form is produced and reproduced. There have been many scholarly attempts to fill in this gap. The main argument put forward in this study is that the spatial form of an urban area is not a static neutral entity, as mostly seen in planning, but a dynamic process that keeps evolving with many forces emerging from both local and global context. In addition to deliberate planning efforts, the spatial form could be changed and organized by number of external and internal agents associated with it. In view of that, this study reformulated the already known story of the evolution of Kalutara town as a historic process, intending to explain spatial form as an evolving phenomenon.
dc.language en
dc.subject Social Process
dc.subject Planning practice
dc.subject Objective positioning
dc.subject Agents
dc.title A study of the spatial form of Kalutara town, Sri Lanka; as a unique historic process
dc.type Conference-Abstract
dc.identifier.year 2009
dc.identifier.conference Built Environment and Its Futures Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
dc.identifier.proceeding 2nd FARU Conference - 2009

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