Regeneration of Urban Precincts of Okhla Waste Management Zone

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    Sultan, Samreen
    2019 Conference Papers
    Conference Papers
    Interpretation traditional built environment and practice


The paper focuses on the mismatch between diffused urbanization pattern and mainly centralized infrastructural systems. Illustrated by the case of Okhla Waste Management Zone, landlocked between residential settlements is the emblematic of a larger issue. It tackles the city’s waste but has a different impact on the site, its local condition and its people. An attempt is made to reformulate it’s setting and blur the line between the waste management zone and the immediate residential set up. Okhla waste management zone is the oldest and largest waste management areas of Delhi. Initially, it had rudimentary technology and few settlements around it. As time passed, the population density increased and currently it is surrounded by a population of 10 lakhs. Okhla compost plant and a waste to energy plant are recent additions and it was transformed into an ‘Integrated Waste Management Zone’. In present scenario it has become a concentrated site of all forms of pollution i.e. a result of unsustainable planning and development. Therefore, an attempt is made to reduce environmental/health concerns in the sphere of influence by measuring and later managing the impact of waste management area in South Delhi.

Keywords: Environmental pollution, Mitigation, Regeneration


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