COLONIAL URBAN MORPHOLOGIES: AN INQUIRY INTO TYPOLOGY AND EVOLUTION PATTERN

Authors

  • Q.A. Mowla Architecture Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53808/KUS.2000.2.1.45-62-se

Keywords:

Colonial rule; Civilization; Urbanization; Urban morphology; Physical manifestation

Abstract

Characteristics of a city's morphology and its evolution can only be studied within the context in which different phases of development or evolution took place. With this understanding in mind a comparative study has been done. It is observed that the Colonialists often created a dual urban regional system favoring the development of the major coastal cities tied to their home economy and the extraction of wealth from the inland regions. However, it is believed that under national rule, what ever the colonizers have produced will be observed, deliberated and re-evaluated time and again, for positive assimilation of useful ideas. As these are the ideas of a civilization that has emerged and experienced through t he ages but under different environment. This assimilation in spirit may eventually give direction towards a valid and authentic architecture and urban morphology suited to the land and the people.

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29-05-2000

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Q. . Mowla, “COLONIAL URBAN MORPHOLOGIES: AN INQUIRY INTO TYPOLOGY AND EVOLUTION PATTERN ”, Khulna Univ. Stud., pp. 45–62, May 2000.

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