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|IMPACT OF DYNAMIC NETWORKS AND FLOATING NODES IN CHENNAI CITY|
Devadas, V., & Najamuddin
Department of Architecture & Planning
University of Roorkee, Roorkee - 247 667
Uttaranchal State, India
Urban system functions as a whole with the interaction of several subsystems, such as, area, land use pattern, population, residential establishments, non-residential establishments, industries, trade and commerce, transportation, communication, infrastructure facilities, etc. All these subsystems are inter linked and inter-dependent each other, function together and forming a system. This system is purely a dynamic functional system. In the process of functioning, if one of the subsystems of the system defunct, its effect can be seen in the overall functions of the system. Similarly, if one of the subsystems takes a lead role, i.e., moving far advance, its effects can also be observed in the system.
Integrated urban development is also a dynamic phenomenon, which responds to the changing physical, economic, environmental and social process with technological advancements. In recent years, Information Technology plays a very dominant role in Indian economy. This information Technology is not only pave the way for developing the economy, but also lead to physical, environmental and social development.
Chennai City (formerly known as Madras City), the Metropolitan City of Southern India, which has number of industries based on Information Technology and numerous Internet centers, is selected for this present investigation. This City is studied very carefully to have a very close look at the impact of Information Technology in the system. It has been found that lot of changes occurred in this City due to Information Technology within the little span of period. Considerable amount of changes in socio-economic, physical, and environmental front have been accounted in this City due to the introduction of Information Technology. They are:
1. Judicious utilization of the geographical area of the city has increased in several pockets.
2. Several functional nodal points emerged in the city.
3. Employment opportunities increased.
4. Standard of living of a segment of the people increased.
5. Location pattern of residential, non-residential, and industrial sectors are effected.
6. Requirement of infrastructure facilities has increased considerably.
7. It (Information Technology) influences places, space and time.
8. Time duration has been saved since the job is done at the office room itself.
9. Travelling is decreased so that the travel time could be used for other purposes.
10. Culture of the people is changed quite extensively.
11. Quantity of energy (fossil fuel) consumption for business is increased since job is done at the office room level itself.
12. Increase in usage of number of vehicles.
1. Gap between the haves and have-nots have increased.
2. Population density of the city is increased.
3. Congestion is increased in the city.
4. Scarcity in infrastructure services is observed.
5. Environmental degradation is observed.
6. A lot of built forms are emerged.
7. Climate changes are observed.
8. Land value has shoot-up at an alarming rate in the floating nodes.
9. Rental values of the buildings are increased in the floating nodes.
|Urban system functions as a whole with the interaction of severalsubsystems, such as, area, land use pattern, population, residentialestablishments, non-residential establishments, industries, trade andcommerce, transportation, communication, infrastructure facilities, etc.All these subsystems are inter linked and inter-dependent each other,function together and forming a system. This system is purely a dynamicfunctional system. In the process of functioning, if one of the subsystemsof the system defunct, its effect can be seen in overall functions of thesystem. Similarly, if one of the subsystems takes a lead role, i.e.,moving far advance, its effects can also be observed in the system.|
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