Hybridization as a New Paradigm of Urban Development in metropolitan city, a case of Pune City, India
This paper aims to explore the urban hybridization phenomenon as an integral part of contemporary society growth dynamics, building typologies and spatial organization. In particular, it will be examined its diffusion within newly emerging western idealized contexts due to globalization, in order to grasp the ongoing dimension of the process and outline some of its main features. It is important to notice that the peculiarity of these specific environments is due to their rapid transformation producing the almost simultaneous formation of new urban asset patterns, development models and cosmopolitan urban contexts. A core part of the work will be constituted by the analysis of some of the typical diffused city hybrid forms, paying major attention to the progressively heterogeneous landscapes and ground-scapes juxtaposition, along with the increasing urban edges uncertainty. Proliferation will be intended as a rather complex evolution process and, as a result, requiring a vaster and multilayer periphery cognition formulation. Its manifestation in urban context will be identified in some of the contemporary spatial configurations and in building typologies generally identifiable as: new public open spaces and container-like attractors, market streets, new city gates and highway-scapes, new specialized areas, downtown and super-sites urban hybrids. These evidence some of the common mechanisms and generative factors acting throughout the different social, physical, economical and territorial milieus. In this paper we are also trying to initiate the thinking process of readers about this topic, by putting some questions in front of them.
Manoj R. Patkar, Yogesh M. Keskar