Faculty: Saswat Bandyopadhyay | Gargi Mishra

City Infrastructure Plan

India, one of the fastest growing economies, aspires to become a US$40 trillion by 2047. However,rapidly urbanising Indian cities are also increasingly facing climate change induced risks like urban flooding and heat stress. Such emerging shocks and vulnerabilities of cities are often accentuated due to legacy gaps and a lack of quality infrastructure planning. To overcome such challenges, land use linked city infrastructure planning provides a crucial framework for delivering quality infrastructure considering different spatial hierarchies.

The City Infrastructure Plan (CIP) studio was designed to delve into the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of urban infrastructure in relation to land use planning and approaches to mainstream climate resilience in Indian cities. Students, in groups, have analysed issues to develop a citywide integrated perspective for strategic infrastructure investments for the Ahmedabad Urban evelopment Authority (AUDA) area. A series of expert input lectures, stakeholder consultation meetings and exposure visits were organised as part of the studio at different stages. Through this process, the students systematically applied various tools and frameworks at different spatial planning scales, city and local, to plan and implement sustainable and resilient infrastructure pipelines. The final outputs recommended immediate, midterm and long-term strategies for resilient infrastructure development aligning with the upcoming AUDA DP 2041.

Studio Unit

Need to prepare integrated City Infrastructure Plans in Indian cities

Studio Introduction

AMC Budget Analysis

Sector-specific City Infrastructure Plans and Pilot Projects

City Infrastructure Investment Plan (CIIP) and Phasing