World-class as a provincial construct: Historicizing planning in Colombo and Delhi

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Title
World-class as a provincial construct: Historicizing planning in Colombo and Delhi
Journal
Planning Theory
Author(s)
Palat Narayanan Nipesh
ISSN
1473-0952
1741-3052
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/12/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
147309521989299
Language
english
Abstract
South Asia’s bourgeoning agglomerations are argued to derive their imageries from the abstracted northern notions of the urban, partially captured by the umbrella phrase – world-class. This article unpacks the notion of world-class using planning exercises in Colombo and Delhi. I argue that world-class cannot be seen in isolation to read the violence of urbanization, but when planning is historicized, visions like world-class present themselves as a subsequent logical step. Therefore, for any radical opposition to exclusionary planning, we need to look at the possibility of an epistemological rupture in the planning discourse rather than to critique the notion of world-class.
Keywords
Master plan, planning history, postcolonial, world class, southern urbanism, South Asia, urban planning
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