The Urban Planning Conundrum in India

Dr. Darshini Mahadevia examines the emerging challenges in creating liveable urban environments, at the FP Lecture Series 2017

Even if litigations are made, favourable judgements are passed but when it comes to implementation and dealing with land, it's the biggest challenge and urban planner faces today - the issue of Land!

A talk on Sustainability and Conservation

Benny Kuriakose talks about 'The Muziris Project' in Kerala, at CEPT's FA Lecture Series, 2017

Bonding and working with local people over a conservation project like this, is the most valuable design strategy. It is also an effective tool to not just bring the community together, but also inculcate in them a sense of responsibility.
I’m highly interested in the politics surrounding good city planning. How can governments deliver better communities and quality of life through smarter infrastructure decisions? How do we increase supply of affordable housing and support for small family businesses that are such a critical part of a city’s economy? At CEPT, I could take advantage of the lecture series which bring in thinkers who are looking at community development issues through interesting and unusual lenses. I’m also eager to get more acquainted with CEPT’s research centers on equity, water, land policy and transport.

Getting to know the new Dean of FP

Professor Vidyadhar Phatak, Dean - Faculty of Planning

Many things you see in a city are not products of a master plan. They are the products of an idea, a brainwave, which have been championed by strong, persistent persons. Even Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati is not a product of a plan. It was product of an idea, which was turned by champions into a project and implemented...