Thesis / Dissertation

Ethno-Architectural Contextualization of Housing for Smart Villages: A Multi-case Study in Assam, India

Velyne Ingti Katharpi, Hemanta Doloi (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Based on the Gandhian Philosophy of Adarsh Gram and Gram Swaraj, Smart Villages is a concept to enable rural development and bridge the rural-urban gap in India. It aims to empower the village and its residents to be self-dependent and active contributors towards holistic development of the country. As such, the ‘barefoot college’ in the village of Tillonia, Rajasthan, India, exemplifies the concept by showing that the rural people are able to thrive when given the right tools and environment. It does not imply that the rural has to become urban, but rather, it encourages and demonstrates how the knowledge and technology can be contextualised to the rural. Hence, the Smart Assam Project was ..

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