Resilience or Resistance: rethinking design insertions in environment
Landscapes around the world, express a long intimate relationship between people and their natural environment. They are expression of combined works of nature and human. In the Western context, these natural systems are looked upon with focus on physical, visual and aesthetic aspects, while in the Indian context, it is more to do with the intangible aspects such as associations, memories and connotations. Thus these tangible and the intangible components contribute towards the identity of natural systems in urban environment. As observed by Kelman (2003), a city may grow culturally and spatially from a river and urban areas provide a rich source for understanding people‘s connections with nature, and in turn, nature‘s impact on human history. The scales of economic, monetary and financial gains are usually measuring concepts of development. Due to this reason, there has to be a greater awareness about the need for protecting the environment with effective planning and ability to strike a fine balance between development and environmental protection. The quest for “how socio-cultural, religious and developmental activities impact riverine landscape and in turn alter the processes along these areas” forms the basic thrust of the research.