TA: Pavithra Nelson | Shyamantika SarkarUrban Expansion and Regeneration Planning Studio
Majority of the cities in India are growing rapidly due to rapid urbanization. Though many of them prepare macro level plans (Development Plans and Master Plans) to manage future growth, these plans provide only focus on overall zoning, trunk network and broad framework for development. These plans, however, remain unimplemented without careful micro-level planning in both green field and brown field areas. This Studio focused on developing core competencies in preparing micro level plans for both, greenfield (TPS) and brownfield (LAP) areas, which go beyond conventional approaches, and integrate multi-disciplinary aspects resulting in high quality environment.
In this studio, the students are engaged in preparing Local Area Plans and Town Planning Schemes in different cities such as Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat and Mumbai. After reviewing the statutory framework and existing situation analysis, the students derive the vision and develop proposals for a robust road network, zoning and regulations, conservation of heritage and natural resources, costing and valuation, and implementation framework for the plan. Through out the studio the students are exposed to presentations and interactions with prominent experts from the field.