Mysore/Mysore: The School of Urban Planning and ArchitectureUniversity of Mysore (UoM), in collaboration with Institute of Urban Designers-India (IUDI) and Karnataka Section of IUDI, had organized a two-day 9th National Urban Design Thesis Seminar in virtual mode.
Prof. G. Hemantha Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of UoM, inaugurated the seminar on March 25. Speaking on this occasion, he pointed out that urban design is one of the important courses in urban planning and design. The course is gaining prominence under the SMART CITIES and AMRUTH programs, which involve the design and redesign of old areas and built-up spaces, heritage areas, and smart growth and developments. It must deal with creating friendly environments for the public, charming streetscapes, vibrant markets, safe neighborhoods, beautiful parks and recreational spaces and many more.
He appealed to urban designers to come up with innovative designs to meet the challenges of large urban areas and metropolitan cities. Urban Designs takes responsibility for reaching the whole of the built environment, he said, adding that urban designers make a significant contribution as members of multidisciplinary teams responsible for formulating and implementing implementation of urban development programs and policies. He said there are countless job opportunities for students who swoon with an urban design degree.
The theme of the seminar covered important aspects such as urban renewal, inclusive urban planning and resilience, which are important components of climate change and sustainable development goals.
The seminar provided a platform for cross-learning among the 18-20 participating institutions/colleges across the country and it will provide new perspectives to address aspects of urban design, especially in developing countries like India. India.
Teacher. Arunava Dasgupta, President, IUDI-New Delhi, Prof. R. Shivappa, Registrar, UoM, Prof. Manoj Kumar Kini, Secretary, IUDI-New Delhi, Prof. B. Shankar, Director, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Prof. Pramod M. Gawari, HoD, SPA, Ar. Anup Naik, President, IUDI-Karnataka: Ar. KS Srikanth, Coordinator and Ar. S. Yashaswini were present at the inaugural session.
Prof. Arunava Dasgupta in his opening speech said the seminar will provide a platform for new ideas and methods to the respective cities and regions. He highlighted the importance of considering heritage aspects when designing cities and ideas to make cities more sustainable and better for the future.