Impact of City Planning on Cultural Identity: A case study of Jaipur City

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Year : 2023 | Volume :8 | Issue : 1 | Page : 55-67

Megha Singh


  1. Student Department of Architecture, Sushant University Haryana India
  2. Assistant Professor Department of Architecture, Sushant University Haryana India


The phenomenon of expressing as well as communicating cultural identity in architecture and design is evident in numerous parts of the world: this paper examines and analyses in the context of Jaipur. Jaipur has constantly redesigned and reinvented itself, absorbing a wide range of social and cultural influences, can be clearly seen in its depository of crafts, traditions, and architectural expressions. This is perhaps most instantly recognizable and clearly reflected in the way its architectural identity has evolved over time. The cultural identity of Jaipur exits within the walled city. The paper defines the cultural identity of walled city, Jaipur using the two theories of the book “Image of the city” by Kevin Lynch and “Genius Loci” by Christian Norberg-Schulz. The clear difference and similarities between the image and identity of the walled city has been showed in the paper using the maps of the walled city and overall map of Jaipur. It also explains the identity of walled city using some aspects like social, political, cultural, historical and geographical aspects which covers the tangible and intangible aspects as well. The paper finishes up with proposal and for the recommendation highlighted issues and disparities in impression also the perception of the general image and form of the city because of the urban growth and development in the present context.

Keywords: Culture, Urban Form, City Identity, Architectural style, Evolution, Imageability, Urban Growth, Heritage

[This article belongs to International Journal of Town Planning and Management(ijtpm)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 8
Issue 1
Received February 15, 2022
Accepted February 24, 2022
Published January 24, 2023