This paper reviews the evidence on whether the TPS mechanism has enabled transformative change with equitable outcomes in Ahmedabad City—and if so, how. With the TPS, the city has been able to obtain land for public purposes such as low-income housing, open spaces, roads, utilities, and social amenities, avoiding much of the haphazard, unserviced expansion that characterizes many other Indian cities. The TPS mechanism in Ahmedabad is considered a relatively successful model because it produces more equitable outcomes. The TPS also increased street density in the city, which has helped improve accessibility, reduce average trip lengths, and reduce road congestion; enabled negotiated and non-coercive land appropriation by the planning authority for public purposes; and accommodated informal settlements in the planning process.
Case Study: Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976
Case Study: Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, - Planning Tank
Placemaking is an idea that inspires peoples to try a different approach in reimagining the public spaces. It is a way to create a bond between the place and the people that share it, so they can come together and shape it better to their needs and create a place that is for everyone. It is not just about promoting better urban design, its more about taking in consideration and paying special attention to the needs of the community and to the cultural,physical and social identity that defines the place. Its goal is to try a multifaceted approach to creating and improving public spaces, from the planning level to the design and management of the public spaces.