Why do the town-planners like match-boxes so much?I live in a Government accommodation in South Delhi. These accommodations are two-storeyed and spacious. There is open space, court-yard (for the residents of ground floor) and spacious terrace (for those living first floor). We can see the sky sitting in our bedroom. We live surrounded by nature and trees.
Today, I have heard that the town-planners have finalized the plan to convert these two-storeyed accommodations to ''modern high-rises''. This means that the town-planners of Delhi are planning to build beautiful and colourful match-boxes in this locality. There may be some amenities like modular kitchen (what is it, by the way?), etc. in those modern accommodations, but the people would lose their contact with nature.
I would like to know: Why do the town-planners of India like match-boxes so much? Why do we notice so many high-rises everywhere, even in small towns?