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Scope of Urban Conservation in Agra




Urban Conservation, Agra


The majority of the historic cities in India are not only momentous for their historical monuments and precincts, but also for their rich and diverse mix of tangible and intangible heritage resources: built and natural heritage, communities of craftsmen and ordinary people with their beliefs, practices, and rituals. In such areas, structures are under a constant threat of demolition because of development pressure. Such special areas are generally under private owners where the need of development of the community cannot be denied. Enactment of rules and restrictions need to be imposed, public awareness as well as people‘s involvement. What is required is a pragmatic approach to make people understand that conservation is not a liability but a desirable approach for the sustainable and holistic living, an approach that ensures the better quality of life and also economical in the long run. The present study focuses on protection, restoration and enhancement of the image and essence which includes key monuments, buildings, and landmarks, together with associated contents and surroundings, throughout the old city. For this study, the evolution process of the city over the years is understood and the historical context is analyzed. To study the changes in the characteristic features, the historical fabric and the major causes of deterioration are understood. Tried to minimize permanent cultural heritage losses and improve, contribute and rehabilitate to social life. The major findings show that the basic facilities are lacking behind and also the new construction is a threat to the urban fabric of Agra. The recommendations for the same also portrait well.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I100055
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2019
Page(s): 41-52

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