Author : Ar. Sandeep Pathe 1
Date of Publication :28th February 2022
Abstract: Neighbourhoods play a unique role in India’s urbanity. They not only showcase residences but also give character to the cities. Occupation has been an essential representative in defining this character and identity of different areas of the city. These communities narrate individual experiences, as well as accommodate numerous congregational activities, ranging from professional ventures to religious gatherings. One such community is located in the Chitar Oli region of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The nomenclature of the neighbourhood is derivative of the occupation of its residents – Chitaris, or sculptors, and the lanes – or Oli. Members of the sculpturing community banded together to occupy this neighbourhood, thereby increasing the accessibility and marketability of their products. The most noteworthy aspect of this society is their involvement in the development and maintenance of their locale. The author examines the relationship between the community lifestyle and sustainability, and its evolution. Sustainability impact or is defined as a function of population, affluence, and technology. These factors are invariably linked to the degree of interconnectedness within the population. The global trend of the nuclear family style gaining traction in urban communities has undoubtedly made its way to Chitar Oli. The dispersion of families has led to an increase in numbers of households, thus increasing consumption and expenditure. Residents no longer see themselves as the stakeholders of community well-being. The paper aims to illustrate the experimentations which the author carried out with the intention of establishing the qualitative link between the changing behavioral patterns of human societies and their sustainability impact
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