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 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.
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.
Duration: 30 mins
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-
MODULE-II: URBAN POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE
Duration: 50 mins
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
Duration: 1 hour
Urbanization – Historical Overview and Contemporary trends
MODULE – IV: URBAN CONCEPTS
Duration: 50 mins
Urban concepts and theories- globalization, informality, place and place making, gentrification, urbanity, urbanism, city utopias like global cities and smart cities with critiques. Edward Said’s Orientalism, Lefebvre, David Harvey, Castells, Saskia Sassen, Jennifer Robinson, situation of the global South gives a new perspective. Indian authors and their work would be discussed- Amita Baviskar, Harini Nagendra, D Parthsarathy, Sujata Patel, Sanjay Srivastava, Arjun Appadurai, and Leela fernandes, Carol Upadhay and Binti Singh.