ALIPUR URBAN VILLAGE:BLUE PRINT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The students of B. Arch were divided into 4 groups to analyse the various layers of Urban Design and explored the economic, social, political, environmental and functional aspects of Alipur, urban village to come up with interventions leading to sustainable urban development.Group 1 analysed the circulation paths and dependency of Alipur on neighbouring hubs to arrive at a sustainable commercial development at an appropriate location with improved connectivity. Group 2 understood the gender-based activities in the village and worked on women empowerment by development of interactive streets and public spaces and providing crèche cum vocational center for women. Group 3 considered the natural slopes and water drainage patterns of the contoured site and proposed drainage, filtration and usage of natural resources. Development along east west slope is proposed along with recreational activities. Group 4 analysed the main spine of the village and proposed activities to enhance community interaction in Alipur.
Alipur is one of the many urban villages of Haryana that are impacted by the rapid urbanization and expansion of hubs like Gurgaon, Badshahpur and Sohna. Access to the village is via Gurgaon Sohna highway that is also undergoing transformation. Alipur also sits on the edge of nature and urbanization with Aravallis on the west and a large water body, Jhod towards the lowest gradient on the east.
Histoically, Alipur is known to exist since 1632 and is associated with the Mughals. The existing population is a mix of Rathi and Dagar communities. The important buildings include temples, Chaupals (Rathi and Dagar), schools (government and private), government welfare offices and a large open space that has been allocated for a stadium