Indian cities are facing unprecedented growth and change across all levels of urban settlements. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced planning professionals to rethink India’s development trends and the developmental choices we make now will guide the future of urban India. What then is the role of urban design and planning in the midst of the immense challenges that our cities face? What opportunities exist for an urban design or a planning professional in India?
Urban design and planning projects involve multiple stakeholders from various backgrounds offering a multitude of data and insights. How can an urban design professional distil this information and research, and offer holistic integrated solutions that are unique to the context and place?
In this talk, co-founders of StudioPOD, Mahesh Waghdhare, Mansi Sahu, and Sarfaraz Momin share the organisation's journey towards city building in an Indian context, while being sensitive to environmentally and socially balanced growth.
The session will be moderated by Krishna Balakrishnan, Lead- Research at IIHS.