Urban and Regional Planners
Students of architecture, design, conservation and planning
Researchers and professionals engaged in urban sectors, urban management, planning, conservation and design
Mid career academics and urban professionals like planners, architects, community workers, development sector professionals
Dr. Binti Singh
Dr Binti Singh is an internationally acclaimed author and Urban sociologist, is a regular columnist and Jury member for BW Business World Media group, Associate Editor of Oxford Urbanists, a global think tank on Urban issues and Core Faculty at KRVIA MUMBAI.
Ar. Abhishek Behera
Abhishek is a planner, urban designer, and architect who specialises 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 revitalisation 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.
This is an online course where individual learners can enjoy a learn-at-your-pace system. The entire course is divided into 5 modules. Every module is divided into multiple short lectures of 7-15 minutes. Modules consist of assignments, MCQs, additional resources and an interactive interface that can be accessed by the learner for the rest of their lives.
Day 1: Urban
Urban is a construct about an environment and we add value to the meaning and understanding of the idea of urban depending on perspectives and contexts. To start with what are the official definitions and criteria of defining a particular geography as urban-
Day 2: Urban Policies and Governance
Urban Policy, Governance, Planning- discuss specific provisions in the Constitution of India like 73rd CAA, 1992, 12th schedule, how urban planning evolved in India, institutions related to urban development, planning and various sectors, the evolution of urban governance and its present situation with examples from various cities and sectors
Day 3: Urbanisation
Urbanisation – Historical Overview and Contemporary trends
Day 4: Urban Concepts
Urban concepts and theories- globalization, informality, place making, gentrification, urbanity, urbanism, city utopias like global cities and smart cities with critiques.