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...

Archiprix 2017 at CEPT

Interacting with the jury and director - Henk van der Veen

The platform invites the best graduate projects not with an agenda to check the standards but one that gives room for talents to surface and understand the rampant trends and ideas budding in various parts of the world. Each project could be observed with respect to its own merit, its field of interest and scope of discussion.

Street-light Smart

Faculty of Management

Indian cities are undergoing constant transformation especially in terms of providing better urban infrastructure. With these changes, there is also a need for energy saving as well as monitoring techniques in the upgraded infrastructure. This thesis study on Municipal Street Light Management highlights the managerial dimensions of street lighting and provides reasons and recommendations for strengthening participation of Energy service companies in the municipal arena.

Introducing Dr. Paresh Shah

The new dean of Faculty of Technology

A very big tragedy of today's times is that youngsters select their field of interest in the blink of an eye, and on the other hand they are wasting their precious time on things that are of no value to them and their lives. Leave the theater if you do not like the movie... there is no point in wasting your time over something that you have already wasted your money on. Use your time well.