Space for Shopping: Planning & Design for Trade & Commerce
Author: AK Jain
Publisher: Readworthy Publications (P) Ltd
(Pp 312, ISBN 978-93-80009-19-3, Rs 950)
The book offers a planning and design framework for trade and commerce, offices, hotels, shopping malls, etc together with a new paradigm for the marginalized street vendors. The studies to ‘actual ground’ situation provide a practical guide for all those involved with the livelihoods and lifestyles, in terms of planning for business, trade and commerce.
The book relates to actual Indian situation. Illustrations and pictures aid in better understanding of the subject. Besides, the book also gives important information like the mixed use regulation of Delhi Master Plan 2021, National Policy on Urban Street Vendors, etc.
The author, AK Jain is an architect-town planner, formerly the commissioner of Delhi Development Authority. He is also on the advisory board of the UN Habitat and a visiting faculty at Delhi School of Planning and Architecture.