Faculty: Jignesh Mehta | Bhargav Adhvaryu | Amit Gotecha

Development Plan Studio

Statutory Development Plan (DP) is the most important and powerful tool for planning an urban area, and facilitating its growth. Conventionally, however, such plans fail to effectively integrate different sectors, and merely become an exercise in mapping, zoning and control regulations.

In this studio, the students are expected to develop core competencies in making a Development Plan, which would go beyond the conventional ‘predict and provide’ approach. The students will study and explore different approaches of planning, zoning and regulations, to prepare a plan that is robust yet adaptable, and able to withstand the uncertainties of future. At the end of the semester, the students will prepare a Development Plan with proposals integrating various sectors such as land use, transport, infrastructure, housing, economy, environment etc. and identify various projects, estimate cost, identify revenue sources, and monitoring mechanism to ensure maximum implementation of the plan.