Sunday, July 13, 2008

Flyovers and Urban Landscape - ABSTRACT FOR SLAAS 2008-By Suresh, E.A.T.

Today with the development there is a huge demand for making better cityscapes which functions well. Functioning of the city is not merely the traffic on roads, but it means lot to the functioning of the urban landscape where every activity is taking place. Eventually with the development the number of vehicles added to the existing road network is getting more and more and traffic has become a huge problem in the cities with the growing population and the activities.
It is vital to solve the traffic in a proper way as well as to create proper spaces for people to live. Here more focus is on the effect of the flyovers towards the urban landscape as a flyover comes merely as a traffic solution.

When a flyover is placed merely to solve the traffic issues, it is true the vehicles could use it effectively. But when it comes to the place where it stands and it is surrounding, it is just a new structure placed and it can have many effects visually, physically and psychologically to the life under it. Therefore the solution given through a flyover should improve the ground context as well as its own purpose.


The analysis can be performed by photographic studies physical surveys and observations regarding the visual and the physical effects of a flyover but the psychological effect can be understand by analyzing them on a basis created with the selected scholars’ ideas.

It is quite evident that the effects of these anonymous structures in a cityscape is very critical and it creates more and more lost spaces, meaning less spaces which are defective in terms of a better habitation.

The analysis will leads to solutions or otherwise to forming of the strategies in terms of the better urban environments

As this is becoming a common scenario in every place where we are going to have them it is always better to design the space where it stands responding to the ground level as well. Such solutions would enhance the functionality of all the layers of the city sensitively.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it is always better to be more specific on matters.
try to elaborate more