HRIDAY reflections: a monograph on the heritage city development and augmentation Yojana, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India

Desai, Jigna, Fatma, Sana, Gensan, Devika, Gopalakrishnan, Sudha, Iyengar, Sushma, Jigyasu, Rohit, Joshi, Rutul, Kaul, Akshay, Khan, Sabrina, Narayanan, Prasanth, Pandey, Aradhana, Patel, Bimal, Patel, Shikha, Rai, Gurmeet, Rajagopal, Champaka, Ravindran, K.T., Saini, Sugam, Savyasaachi, -, Shah, Jagan and Visvanathan, Shiv (2017) HRIDAY reflections: a monograph on the heritage city development and augmentation Yojana, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. Project Report. ICOMOS India, New Delhi, India, 171p. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

This monograph is a curation of reflections on the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) program conceptualised, funded and regulated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, and further discourses that are triggered by it. HRIDAY is a unique infrastructure development program that not only places cultural heritage at its centre, but also acknowledges the need to involve local and grounded issues of community, infrastructure and governance. As a pilot, this flagship scheme of the government selected twelve heritage cities that are geographically spread over the country and culturally diverse. It supports development of physical, social, economic and institutional infrastructures in these cities. The scheme is being considered to be taken to more cities in the future, in the same form or another, and from that point of view, this monograph provides for material that can inform the future trajectories of development of historic cities. (…) The content of the monograph is divided in three parts. The first part delivers experts’ voices that elaborate upon positions that have been triggered from the questions embedded within HRIDAY. These voices are a call to expand and deepen history, heritage and conservation discourses beyond the divides of ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’, beyond the boundaries of a particular professional expertise and beyond the limits of roles, rules and regulations. These areas of discussions and opinions in the monograph are a result of a two-day workshop that called upon experts, academics, practitioners and students to look at the processes of continuity and change examined in historic cities through HRIDAY or otherwise and reflect upon it as a matter of principle. Key topics discussed in the workshop were: a) the need to expand and deepen the heritage and conservation discourse, b) concerns for sustainable development, equity and inclusivity in all aspects of planning, design, implementation and monitoring of processes in historic cities, c) procedural access of all people involved in the making and the governance of the city and d) tools and methods that facilitate the concerns of inclusivity and accessibility. (…) The second part of the monograph include selected aspects of the City Hriday Plans (CHP) prepared by the Anchor agencies and the studies undertaken by the students on HRIDAY Cities at the graduate level of Conservation, Urban Design and Planning at Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Planning at CEPT University. (…) The seven on ground studies have been undertaken in the cities that have seen significant utilisation of funds, implying a greater impact of the schemes on ground. The studies focused on various aspects such as tourism infrastructure needs and assessment, approaches to conservation, incorporation of intangible, inclusion through methods of participation, stakeholder perceptions, tools of design and the resultant sense of place. (…) The last part of the monograph provides a critical feedback and way forward from multiple perspectives. It has a feedback from the perspective of a city Anchor that brings forth the challenges faced by professionals at the time of implementation of such ideas and highlights the large gaps in capacities on ground, necessary negotiations, absence of understanding of cultural spaces and assets as public goods and as a human right. There is a critical reflection by the ICOMOS India National Scientific Committees of Historic Towns and Villages and Cultural Routes, members who participated in the discussion in various capacities. The intention of this critical feedback is to integrate the discourses that have emerged from HRIDAY to the larger concerns of improved quality of life, creation of public spaces and place making in historic settlements as they form a part of a greater socio-economic and cultural landscape. In the end, the editors jointly bring together various threads of the discourse triggered by this scheme and impacts not only these settlements which are part of the HRIDAY scheme, but also other initiatives to conserve historic settlements and urban historic landscapes in this rich and diverse country. (…) [Extracts from the curatorial notes]

Item Type: Book (Project Report)
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Desai, Jigna
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Fatma, Sana
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Gensan, Devika
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Gopalakrishnan, Sudha
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Iyengar, Sushma
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Jigyasu, Rohit
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Joshi, Rutul
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Kaul, Akshay
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Khan, Sabrina
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Narayanan, Prasanth
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Pandey, Aradhana
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Patel, Bimal
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Patel, Shikha
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Rai, Gurmeet
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Rajagopal, Champaka
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Ravindran, K.T.
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Saini, Sugam
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Savyasaachi, -
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Shah, Jagan
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Visvanathan, Shiv
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Desai, Jigna
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Rai, Gurmeet
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Joshi, Rutul
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Corporate Authors: ICOMOS India
Languages: English
Keywords: urban development; economic development; historic towns; programmes; India; town planning; town planners; theory of town planning; theory of conservation; regional planning; intangible cultural heritage; revitalization; sense of place; community participation; risk preparedness; water; natural heritage; conservation plans; methodology; conservation projects; development projects; town planning projects
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 14. Theory of town planning
D. URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
D. URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
O. INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India; Gaya, Bihar, India; Warangal, Telangana, India; Ajmer-Pushkar, Rajasthan, India; Puri, Odisha, India; Amritsar, Punjab, India; Velankanni, Tamil Nadu, India; Dwarka, Gujarat, India; Badami, Karnataka, India; Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh, India; Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India; Kanchipuram, Tamil nadu, India
National Committee: India
International Scientific Committee: Historic Cities, Towns and Villages
Volume: 1
Number of Pages: 171
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2023 15:43
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2024 16:15
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/3019

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