Faculty: Saswat Bandyopadhyay | Gargi Mishra

TA: Riya Mallick

City Infrastructure Plan - WASH

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) infrastructure is crucial for safeguarding the liveability of human habitats. As cities grow, the sophistication and capacity of these systems become ever more complex. Climate change and pandemic threats add to the challenges of providing resilient WASH infrastructure. City planning through quality infrastructure investments is central to addressing these challenges and balancing demand and capacity.

The City Infrastructure Plan (CIP) WASH Studio was designed to delve into the theoretical and practical aspects of climate-resilient WASH infrastructure development in Indian cities. Students were acquainted with the guiding principles and land use planning of Indian cities, where they worked in teams to investigate WASH sector-specific issues, particularly for the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) area. The studio also hosted a series of lectures and discussions with eminent guest experts and reviewed national and international good practices. 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 WASH infrastructure pipelines. The final studio outputs recommended immediate, midterm and long-term strategies for climate- resilient WASH infrastructure development, aligning with the upcoming AUDA DP 2041.

Studio Unit

Need for integrated City Infrastructure Plans (WASH) in Indian cities

CIP (WASH) Studio Introduction

AMC Budget Analysis

Sectoral City Infrastructure Plans (WASH) and Pilot Projects

Comprehensive City Infrastructure Investment Plan (CIIP) for Ahmedabad, considering different time horizons (2024-30, 2031-35 & 2036-41). Phasing of projects.