Presentation of Kullu-Bhuntar Fieldwork

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Presentation of Kullu-Bhuntar Fieldwork. Diya Mehra. Main Arguments. 1) The importance of historical forms of urbanization in a mountainous region and its contemporary resonance 2) M ultilayered production of a district and town (through local , national, regional, intl flows) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Presentation of Kullu-Bhuntar FieldworkDiya MehraMain Arguments1) The importance of historical forms of urbanization in a mountainous region and its contemporary resonance2) Multilayered production of a district and town (through local, national, regional, intl flows)3) Patterns of Urbanization 4) Review of factor guidelines

Historical Forms of Urbanization

Kullu town as the link between upper valleys of the Kullu district, and the plainsLink between Tibet and PunjabGateway for Lahaul and Spiti into the plainsSeat of the Kullu rajas and center of the sacred geography of the valleyPost-Independence Administrative headquarters

Kullu Valley

Contemporary Period Himachal Pradesh

High GDP growth, high incomesHigh levels of infrastructure provision water, electricity, telephones, roadsHigh social indicators

Economic Activities in Kullu-BhuntarTourism AgricultureProfessional services Government infrastructure Shops, bazaars and marketsReligious architecture Factories Hydroelectric Private infrastructure Military infrastructure

Patterns of UrbanizationMultilayered flows/growth of the built environment Spatial dispersion through self-urbanization and institutional growthRibbon development, suburbanization and metropolitanization?Cross Border Potato Urbanization the importance of Lahaul and Spiti and their potatoesUnder reported Urbanization