The trajectory of environmentally sustainable architecture in India

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship of environmentally sustainable architecture and the nationalist discourse in India. It follows the changes that took place in Indian polity since Independence and demonstrates that the environmentally sustainable architecture ran parallel to it. It explores three periods of change in Indian nationalist history and discusses the environmental architecture in that period. Finally the paper discusses the new form of environmental architecture that emerged as a part of the post economic liberalization and itstrajectory as a contrast to the initial environmental movement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-20
Number of pages18
JournalGlobal Built Environment Review
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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