ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Housing the Urban Poor-The Case of Calcutta

The accent so far in building and town planning has been on conspicuous beautification. In the popular mind, therefore, town planning and architecture have come to be strangely associated with expensive show-pieces on which have been wasted valuable and scarce national resources that might otherwise serve for dozens of low-cost houses and neighbourhoods. The gulf between the town planner and the architect on the ore hand, and the poor citizen on the other, is thus widening with the great urban challenge.

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