Transportation corridors and facilities define public landscapes and are integral determinants of a nation’s urban form and development patterns.
Delhi has always been a city with layers of history, bounded by the ridge, forest and river, with a thriving sense of community and well defined open spaces, parks and gardens. Today, it has become a huge megapolis, where roads dictate its urban form. These movement corridors now define a megacity forever on the move. They are the lifeline of Delhi, used by millions of people every day. The intersections and open spaces where these systems exist, however, remain neglected and disorderly, unsafe and uninspiring, spaces that the city wants to forget. A lack of coordination between urban planning and transport infrastructure, a massive deficit in new land available for development, rapid increase in automobiles, and extreme pressures on road infrastructure, have greatly reduced quality of life and overall city productivity. Transit Oriented Development, focused on Intensification and Place Making along Movement Corridors is emerging as a key process to address some of these urban challenges and make our cities resilient for the future.
The aim of this competition is to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the landscape architecture profession as city-scapes are being transformed through Transit Oriented Development.