Faculty: Jayashree Bardhan | Ashna Patel

TA: Zeus Pithawalla

Urban Regeneration

Urban regeneration is an all-inclusive action-based process that aims at bringing long-term solutions to urban problems in order to make significant improvement in the overall condition of a place. Cities are complex systems that are persistently subjected to processes of physical, environmental, social, economic and cultural change. Historic urban areas form integral parts of these systems by being representative of the traditional built fabric, spatial morphology, local identity, culture and the collective heritage of a place. This studio, with the aim of addressing the complex narratives of historic urban sites through the lens of conservation, introduces its participants to tools and methods of documenting, mapping and assessing cultural assets of a historic city. The participants will engage with the site, its inhabitants and the stakeholders responsible for transformation to arrive at a strategy of conservation led urban regeneration. The studio will also include input sessions, expert lectures and workshops.

Studio Unit

Understanding the timeline and structure of the historic settlement and establishing a 'sense of place' through archival research and site observations.

Mapping cultural heritage assets and issues that surround them through fieldwork and stakeholder consultation.

Identification and application of various conservation-led urban regeneration strategies.