Authors: Vriddhi, Dr. Pusplata
Abstract:Planned development and redevelopment of riverfronts are a recent phenomenon in the Indian development landscape. Contemporary riverfront development projects generally aim to boost the economy of riverfront cities and are seen as tools to upgrade and improve the image where social and ecological benefits are offshoots of development efforts. Cities in India have diverse conditions, leading to unique contexts which demand different approach to each development. The paper discusses two issues for riverfront developments in India that appear to be the missing links responsible for the projects not being accepted by public and their poor maintenance, from planning and organizational perspective. The role of public participation and further a propelling mechanism which can bring fast and effective results. Consequently a corresponding change in planning process to accommodate the solutions are suggested.
Keywords: Riverfront Development, Public Participation, Planning Process