Architecture is one of the few fields which takes inference from every discipline to ensure the most optimum solution. Although popularised as a perfect blend of aesthetics and technology, architecture touches lives - It sets the backdrop for events and occasions in people's lives. However, this quality - to make or mar experiences, is often ignored. Architecture should observe, study and weigh the impact of various design alternatives on environment, market, society and individual lives.
•Behaviour and predictability. Personal space, territoraility, privacy, crowding, and small group ecology
•Nature of Human behaviour
•Behaviour in Groups: Home, Dormitory, Neighbourhood, shared work spaces, private office, Conference rooms, Public Performances, shopping places, food courts, Schoolground, classrooms, lecture halls, Libraries
•Public Spaces: In the Park, on the street
•Environmental Psychology- Care for environment
•The Definition and meaning of “urban”-
•Urban Policy, Governance, Urbanization – Historical Overview and Contemporary trends
•Urban concepts and theories-
•Place and place making,
•City utopias like global cities and smart cities with critiques
Environmental and Urban Economics:
•Urbanisation and environment
•Cities and sustainable development
•Economics of pollution and congestion
•Economics of climate change
•Defining the ‘Environment’, ‘Ecology’ and ‘Planning’
•Basic concepts of Ecology, Importance of Biodiversity, Introduction to the Anthropocene.
•Different approaches to Planning- Ecological planning, Ecosystems-based approach and anthropocentric approaches
•Evolution of Ecological Planning through Literature and Practices
•Case discussion on Water Sensitive Planning, Child Friendly Cities, Cities as Reserves-Urban Protected Areas
Pleasa Abraham is a Bengaluru based instructor specializing in Environmental Economics, Energy Economics and Econometric Modelling. She has finished her PhD from IIT Bombay in Economics. Her dissertation is on the topic 'Barriers to the adoption of green buildings and willingness to pay for green certified buildings'.
B.Arch(Sir J. J. College of Architecture) M.Phil (IIT Bombay) Following her education in architecture, Sonam turned towards the social sciences to comprehend holistic influences of built environment on people. She was felicitated with the Best Teacher’s Award (2016) by Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture and has received research grants from the Indian Ministry of Culture in 2017, Saint Gobain Scholarships in 2018, and the Sahapedia | UNESCO Fellowship in 2018.
Dr. Binti Singh is an urban sociologist and her expertise traverse the disciplines of urban planning, policy and governance. She holds a Ph.D. (urban studies) and an M.Phil. (Planning and Development) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India. Currently, she is engaged as an Independent Consultant with think tanks and international institutions like the National Geographic and Deakin University, Australia. She is Associate Editor of the Oxford Urbanist. She regularly contributes as a columnist to dailies and magazines like the Business World, Domus India, KNN India and smart city portals like EletsEGov. She is the author of The Divided City: Policy and Ideological Contestations in Contemporary Urban India. Her ethnographic work on Lucknow is compiled into another book titled Lucknow: Culture, Place, Branding and Activism launched in 2018. She is working on book projects with international publishers like Springer and Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
He is a Sr. Environmental Planner at EMC and has over 6 years of experience working in areas of Coastal Area planning, community engagement, biodiversity conservation and Environmental and Social Safeguards assessment and management. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in waste management and Masters in Environmental Planning from Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Abhishek is a planner, urban designer, and architect who specializes on the integration of the public realm with the urban built environment. Over the last 12 years, he has worked in four countries and has gathered experience in the design and revitalization of waterfronts, streets, and transit corridors as assets of the community and tools for improving quality of life. He brings a unique experience of understanding the local community and culture, and integrating these elements into planning and design. Abhishek received his undergraduate degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India; and his Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning with a specialization in Transportation and Land Use from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently working as an Urban Planner + Designer at Perez Planning + Design, LLC in Atlanta, USA.
Take up as an elective or an additional course
Useful as a precursor or as a parallel integration to the Town Planning/Urban Design/Urban Planning studio
10 hours worth of pre-recorded lectures by the five experts
Each subject has between 2-3 hours of recorded lectures which the learners can go through at their pace
additional feeds from recent events (developed by other media houses and available in the open source)
four live Webinars to interact and discuss with learners
Everything from the 3-credit course, Plus
Weekly online webinars and discussions with the experts
Actively discuss with In-house faculty to set a brief
Invite other practicing professionals from across the country for the final assessment/online jury