| discource and context

INDIA’S DISEMBEDDED RURAL LANDSCAPE
A.R. Vasavi
LA 70
Rural landscapes, across geographies in India, have often been considered as examples of sustainable development in context of planning, design and use of natural and economic resources. The article, while analysing their state of flux, notes responsible factors and explores possibilities of revival of some of these forgotten values.
Degraded agricultural fields, dried lakes, shrunken streams, rivers and forests, mounds of plastic-filled waste, and concrete constructions of all sizes and hues. India’s rural landscapes, once the site of civilisational belonging, are now marked with severe ecological degradation. Instead of the diversity of land use, architecture, artifacts, and agro-climate based landscapes, we are now witness to the emergence of landscapes that encapsulate all the signs of both benign and malign neglect. Climate change, manifest in unpredictable and altered patterns of rainfall, increased temperatures, and decreasing biodiversity, exacerbates the extant of ecological exigencies. Several anthropogenic factors account for much of the rural landscapes now disembedded of their long-evolved agro-ecological economies, regionally specific conservation practices, community-based care, and locally evolved eco-sensitive architectural forms.



 
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| discourse and context

FRAMING THE DISCOURSE
CLIMATE CHANGE
Mohan Rao

DECODING CLIMATE CHANGE
H.S. Sudhira

INDIA’S DISEMBEDDED RURAL LANDSCAPE
A.R. Vasavi


| climate change and the profession

EVOLUTION OF THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Peter Head

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| climate change in practice

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CLIMATE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR COASTAL FISHING COMMUNITIES
Selco Foundation


URBAN INFORMAL INDUSTRIAL SETTLEMENT
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Selco Foundation


| climate change: beyond practice

MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
FOSTERING NATURE IN CITIES
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CLIMATE CHANGE IN CINEMA
LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF DWEEPA
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NEGOTIATING CLIMATE CHANGE
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING CAPITALISM VS. THE CLIMATE
Review by Ananya Rao


| landscape education

SPA-DELHI
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