NOTE: This page, as with the rest of the website, will be constantly edited during the duration of the project. Methodology might shift, resources and resource people will be added to. This is a work-in-progress.
This project has a primary vision of identifying cycle and walking routes based on inputs from the residents and users of Malleswaram.
We would also identify places and spaces of socio-cultural interest along these routes to provide awareness of the unique aspects of this neighbourhood.
Step 1: Survey of key NMT/PT/socio-cultural sites, people and locations
Step 2: Community Engagement through interviews and group discussions to identify accessibility issues and socio-cultural hubs of interest.
Step 3: Data collection and research of identified socio-cultural hubs
Step 4: Design recommendations developed through community workshops and discussions for pedestrian paths, cycle routes & associated socio-cultural signage
Documentation: This will commence from the beginning of the project and will use new media technologies – digital photos, videos and online tools including this website to capture and publish the working process of this project. Here’s an inspiring film about how the Dutch got their cycle lanes >>
Recruitment and Mentoring of Research Team:
- Hire Program Manager & Community Engagement Officer with prior experience in social service and community based work.
- Recruit Research Assistants (RA)
- Train RA’s to conduct on-field surveys and mentor them through the process
- Refine and improve their work process during the course of the project
NOTE: Prototype Implementation (to be conducted by BBMP and DULT)
MOBILITY STUDY METHODOLOGY
SOCIO-CULTURAL STUDY METHODOLOGY
Socio- Cultural Research:
- Secondary: desk based (internet / books etc).
- Primary: interviews (community members & historians).
- Identification of area history social and cultural hubs to form a more detailed listing.
- Preparing questions to be incorporated into field survey.
- Identification of hubs (based on data from field team and community groups).
- Socio-cultural hub route identification that overlaps selected cycle or walk routes
The team will refer the following for various resources:
- Archives (old maps/ government proceedings/letters, etc)
- Local Cultural Institutions
- Local People
- Old Photographs.
- Local social hubs
- Educational institutions in the area
- Archaeological Survey of India, Kendriya Sadan, Bangalore
- Indian Council of Historical Research, Bangalor
- Mythic Society, Bangalore
- NIAS, Bangalore
- State Government Archives, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore
- State Public Library, Seshadri Iyer Hall, Bangalore
- United Theological College, Bangalore.
Resource People/Experts to Approach:
- Dr. Annapurna Garimella, Director, Art, Resources and Teaching Trust
- Dr. Aruni, Director, Southern Regional Centre, Indian Council of Historical Research
- Dr. Janaki Nair
- Mr. Suresh Moona
- Dr. Suryanath Kamath
- Mrs. Vimala Rangachar
- Dr. Meenakshi Bharath
- Mrs. Pramila Prasad, President, Crafts Council, Karnataka
- Mrs. Geetha Navale, Founder, Guruskool
- INTACH reports
- Annual reports of the Mysore Archaeological Dept, University of Mysore, Government Press
- Kamath, S., (ed), 1996, Karanataka State Gazetteer
- Rao, H. (ed), 1934, Mysore Gazetteer, Government Press
- Rice, L., (ed), 1887, Mysore Gazetteer, Government Press.
Books Referred to Currently:
- Annaswamy, T.V., 2003, Bengaluru to Bangalore, Vengadam publications.
- Buchanan, F., 1988, A Journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canaras and Malabar – Vol 1, (reprint) Asian Educational Services.
- Campbell & Sons, 1920, Campbell’s directory of Mysore and Bangalore.
- Hasan, F., 1970, Bangalore through the centuries.
- Heitzman, J., 2004, Network City – planning the Information society in Bangalore, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
- Issar, T.P., 1988, The City Beautiful, Bangalore Urban Art Commission.
- Jayapal, M., 1997, Bangalore the story of a city,Eastwest Books Pvt. Ltd., Madras.
- Mathur, A. & Da Cunha, D., 2006, Deccan Traverses, Rupa & Co.
- Nair, J., 2005, The Promise of the Metropolis, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
- Norris, P.B., 1996, Follow my Bangalorey man, BACSA, London.
- Srinivas, S., 2004, Landscapes of Urban Memory – the sacred and the civic in India’s hightech city, Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd.