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Urbani izziv Volume 24, No. 1, June 2013 : 125-143

UDK: 316.334.54:711(541.354)
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2013-24-01-003

 

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Author

Bijaya K. SHRESTHA

S3 (settlement-society-sustainability) Alliance, Development Forum for Habitat, Kathmandu, Nepal
bibiyan_shrestha@yahoo.co.uk

 

Title

Residential neighbourhoods in Kathmandu: Key design guidelines

 

Abstract

Residential neighbourhoods developed using various techniques in Kathmandu by both the public and private sectors have not only provided a poor urban setting and failed to address socio-cultural needs, but are also poor at building a community and creating links to the built environment, with the result that the planned areas lack a sense of place and the inhabitants lack a feeling of home. Although traditional neighbourhoods in the historic core area had many features of a good residential neighbourhood in the past, they are currently undergoing rapid destruction. The residents of these neighbourhoods have little awareness of these issues. The existing legal and institutional frameworks are inadequate and ineffective and cannot address these problems, and so the formulation of design guidelines, their strict implementation, and enhancement of socio-cultural events including social networking are recommended for future residential neighbourhood development.

 

Key Words

residential neighbourhood, socio-cultural environment, community, Kathmandu, design guidelines

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

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Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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