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Perception, Design and Ecology of the Built Environment

A Focus on the Global South

  • Mainak Ghosh

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sanghamitra Sarkar, Mainak Ghosh, Sanjib Nag
    Pages 51-64
  3. Soumen Mitra, Mayukh Ch. Sadhukhan
    Pages 401-425
  4. Mohaimeen Islam, Huda Mohammed Faisal, Md. Tawhidur Rashid
    Pages 427-445
  5. Tanima Bhattacharya, Suparna Dasgupta, Tushar Kanti Saha, Joy Sen
    Pages 447-471

About this book


T​his edited volume is a compilation of the ‘built environment’ in response to many investigations, analyses and sometimes mere observations of the various dialogues and interactions of the built, in context to its ecology, perception and design. The chapters concentrate on various independent issues, integrated as a holistic approach, both in terms of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, predominantly focusing on the Global South. The book builds fabric knitting into the generic understanding of environment, perception and design encompassing ‘different’ attitudes and inspirations. This book is an important reference to topics concerning urbanism, urban developments and physical growth, and highlights new methodologies and practices. The book presumes an understanding unearthed from various dimensions and again woven back to a common theme, which emerges as the reader reads through.

Various international experts of the respective fields working on the Global South contributed their latest research and insights to the different parts of the book. This trans-disciplinary volume appeals to scientists, students and professionals in the fields of architecture, geography, planning, environmental sciences and many more.


Urban Studies in the Global South Development of the Global South Urbanization Urbanism Urban Growth Global South Urban Development Developing Countries Environmental Design and Planning Sustainable Development Development Studies Urbanism Urban Planning Urban Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Mainak Ghosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

About the editors

Dr. Mainak Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. Previously he was faculty at IIT Kharagpur. He obtained a PhD in perception and urbanism studies, with a background of Bachelor in Architecture from Jadavpur University, followed by a Master of Design from IIT Kanpur. He is a University double Gold Medalist. His research interests revolve around visual communication, behavioral and cognitive paradigm of design products related to environment, built space or products. He has a prolific record of journal, book and encyclopedia publications. His artworks were exhibited in Germany. He has been an invited speaker and mentor in various national and international institutions and programs, e.g., Smart Cities and Countries Congress Paris in 2015.

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