Livable Leh - Call for Ideas

Mitigating climate change through cutting-edge ideas/innovations to make Leh town a resilient and liveable high-altitude Himalayan town.

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) under ‘Liveable Leh’, a project funded by the European Union and supported by BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association) and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), is currently working towards achieving an inclusive, resilient and liveable Himalayan city. The main focus of the project is to mitigate Climate Change and also to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities). As a part of this initiative, LEDeG is launching a Global Design Competition on solutions to resolve problems in high-altitude towns, under Work Package 4.8 of the Liveable Leh project. This design competition Liveable Leh: Call for Ideas, aims to explore and develop cutting-edge innovations to fight climate change at high altitudes. Research has shown that high altitude areas are the earliest to be affected by climate change and therefore are a bellwether for changes that other regions may experience in the future. The best ideas will be awarded, published, and disseminated to other similar regions which may find these solutions useful.

Course Outcomes

  • Enhance

    your understanding of the current scenario of the Region and the Natural Factors, Geography, and Culture

  • Analyse

    the information and develop Micro and Macro-level Solutions for the Region

  • Gain

    sensitivity towards developing a holistic Climate Change Resilience Plan (Adaptive and Mitigative), keeping in view the geographical and cultural standpoints

Who should take this course?

  • Students and Professionals from Architecture, Planning, Design and Engineering

  • Technology Enthusiasts and Innovators

  • All those interested in learning more about the resilience strategies at Leh

Aims and Objectives

A Student or an Architect taking up this course will be aware of the climate change mitigation and adaptation systems, and learn to apply the case studies to innovate and figure out micro and macro-level solutions for the problem at hand.

Enroll now!

Registrations close on 10th December, 2020

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Curatorial Note

    • Competition Brief

    • About LEDeG

    • Liveable Leh Initiative

  • 2

    Climate Change Phenomenon at High Altitudes

    • References- Studies and Journal Articles

  • 3

    Climate Change: Mitigation Strategies

    • References- Blogs and Web Articles

  • 4

    Climate Change: Adaptation Strategies

    • References

  • 5

    Currently at Leh!

    • References