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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 969) Last page : ( 972)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00158.X

Crisis for open Space and Loss of Urban Heritage around Kolkata City

Majumdar Sushobhan*

Research Fellow, Department of Geography, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

*Corresponding Author Email: sushobhan91@gmail.com

Online published on 3 February, 2020.


Crisis for vacant space is a serious problem of every metropolitan city in the modern world. Kolkata is one of the metropolitan cities among them which experiences lack of vacant space in recent decades which leads into the loss of heritage also. Most of the heritage building has been transformed into modern apartments in recent period. This type of transformation is mainly because of the real estate developers who convert those old houses to modern apartments. In this paper an attempt has been made to find out the loss of urban greeneries after 90’s and the loss of urban heritage. Side by side effort has been made to find out the major causes behind the loss of heritage buildings. At the end there are few suggestive measures to reduce the loss of cultural heritage of Kolkata city. This type of study will focus a new light over the new researchers in this field. The reasons behind the loss of cultural heritage that has been described in this paper will help the policy makers to take various planning strategies to reduce the cultural heritage of the city.



Urban Greeneries, Transformation of Land, Urban Heritage, Planning Strategies.


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