Making of the Mahatma

Faculty of Architecture

An inquiry in the case of Kochrab Ashram, Ahmedabad, a lesser known place in the history of India's independence that may have had a critical role to play as a 'place' in the 'making of Mahatma Gandhi'

Architecture Response-ibility and Housing

Seminar and Panel Discussion on the role and responsibility of architects in mainstream housing today

It is a misunderstanding that affordability or access to affordable housing is a problem only in developing countries. It is a global problem.

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.