About the book
Urbanization and industrialization have made cities more chaotic owing to heavy population concentration and heterogeneous activities. Hence, cities are at risk and face added environmental threats like loss of greenery, water bodies, open spaces, and lack of infrastructure. As a result, cities are unable to provide better living conditions to its citizens. Hence, there is a need to modify city planning and design guidelines to make the cities better as per changing trends and requirements. Then only cities can provide a better, healthier, and more comfortable living environment. Citizens should enjoy their place of living and work; only then will productivity increases. The book explores how any city can be designed in a better way to make it smarter and eco-friendly. It also provides a set of key indicators to be considered in city planning and how best cities can be made more eco-friendly based on their context.
About the Author
Dr. Vimala Swamy is an academician, professional, and researcher in architecture and urban planning. She has experience in numerous facets of architecture, urban planning, landscape, and interior design. Apart from her teaching and professional work, she has been doing research and has made presentations at various international and national conferences, and has published more than thirty research papers in journals. Her doctoral thesis emphasized Eco-Friendly Cities, which is an issue that is attracting attention worldwide. Her areas of interest are modified land-use patterns, solar/ passive architecture, eco-friendly cities, and smart cities. Dr. Swamy received a National Award in the “Best Teachers” category from A3 Foundation, Chandigarh in 2016, and “Professor Indira Parikh’s 50 Women in Education Award” from World Education Congress, Mumbai on July 4, 2019