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Transformation of Commercial Centres and Urban Development Process in Global South

  • Sanghamitra SarkarEmail author
  • Mainak Ghosh
  • Sanjib Nag
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Abstract

Urban transformation of cities in response to sustainable economic development has been touted to be one of the defining features of development in the twenty-first century which is demonstrated in growth of commercial centres all around the world. Commercial centres have transformed in shape, form, scale and function over the years. In recent times, it is evident that commercial centres are undergoing drastic transformations. These transformations are creating immediate impact on the urban development process in a city. It is also apparent that this impact is mostly happening in cities of Global South. The aim of this paper is to understand the transformation of commercial centres with changing urban development policies with focus on countries in Global South. The objective is to study similar transformation of selected commercial centres and corresponding process of urban development in the cities of Africa and Asia.

Keywords

Transformation Commercial centres Urban development process Global South Identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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