Transition of Urban Neighbourhoods: Case of Nagpur, India

Sarika Bahadure, Tanushri Kamble


Change is inevitable, but how this change affects the user, decides its success. Neighbourhoods are the heart of a city and transition in a neighbourhood reflects the city’s transition. This study seeks to: 1) Understand the transition of the city Nagpur, India. It shows the transition that the city underwent using various maps as evidence. The exploration of the transition from the past to the present helped in understanding the morphology of the place. 2) Investigate six neighbourhoods from different parts of the city established at different times. Therefore, the neighbourhoods are selected based on their existence in a certain time frame. 3) Explore the residents’ satisfaction by mapping the amenities and their opinion about the neighbourhood. The results show how the transition of a city takes place with changes in the administration and the needs of the people. The study provides a methodology for investigating the transition of neighbourhoods over a given period to the present. It also functions as a guide on factors that affect the transition of a neighbourhood. The socio-spatial exploration will guide the stakeholder through decision-making in urban planning.


core city; neighbourhood; user-perception; urban transition; accessability

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