Placemaking India Weekend

Draft Programme

Day 1: Saturday, December 7

Back to the Future of Placemaking

  • 9:00 am Pick up from Noorya Hometel, Chinchwad
  • 9:45 Bus arrives at PVP College of Architecture, Pirangut
  • 10:00 Walk through exhibition on the college journey
  • 10:30 Tea followed by introduction to city-level studies and research on urban villages, urban ecology, environment and urban design from architecture, landscape and urban design departments
  • 12:10 Global case studies in contemporary placemaking: public-private-civic partnerships that work, a presentation by Mahak Agrawal, ISOCARP
  • 12:30 Context-sensitive Street Design: the case of DP Road, a presentation by Architect and Urban Designer, Prasanna Desai
  • 1:00 Lunch at College
  • 2:00 Departure from College to Aundh: DP Road Smart Street
  • 3:00 Arrival at DP Road and walk-through with Prasanna Desai
  • 5:00 Departure from DP Road
  • 6:00 Tea and networking with public on arrival at Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune
  • 7:00 Public Talk by Architect P K Das, Mumbai Waterfronts Centre, and Policy Advisor Vikash Chandra, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs at the 106-capacity Navalmal Firodia Auditorium. Discussion moderated by Khushru Irani of The Loft Forum
  • 9:00 End of Programme and Free Evening in Pune

Day 2: Sunday, December 8

Peri-Urban and Rural Placemaking

  • 10 am Pick up from Noorya Hometel, Chinchwad
  • 10:10 Celebrate the Moraya Gosavi Festival, a 300-year old placemaking institution.
  • 10:30 Chinchwad Participatory Walkshop by Heritage Conservationists and Urban Designers Anjali and Kiran Kalamdani: Explore communal spaces, a restored temple and witness a citizen’s assembly in action.
  • 11:30 Drop in at a creatively self-built child shelter under threat from roadbuilding
  • 12:30 pm Special Session on Urban Villages
  • Heritage Places with a Spirited Future: Placemaking in Zamrudpur, a Seher Asia project by Sanjay Prakash, Principal Architect, SHiFt Studio and Olga Chepelianskaia, Founder, UNICITI
  • Participatory Approaches in Conservation and Placemaking in Chinchwad Gaon by Kiran Kalamdani, Partner, Kimaya Architects
  • 2:00 Lunch at Noorya Hometel
  • 3:00 Sunday Siesta
  • 4:00 Group work on interventions
  • 8:00 Terrace Barbecue hosted by Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner

Day 3: Monday, December 9

Conference at Chaphekar Wada

  • 9:30 am Tea and networking at Chaphekar Wada atrium
  • 10 am Introduction to PlacemakingX and India’s particular challenges by Prathima Manohar, Founder, The Urban Vision and Moderator, Placemaking India Weekend 2019
  • 10:15 How Can Placemaking become a tool to combat air pollution and overcrowding? A panel discussion on health and environmental impacts with Phaeba Thomas, Regional Manager, South Asia, at HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and Asim Khanal, Urban Planner and Researcher, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 10:45 Place Identity and Branding: Key to Benchmarking of Cities: A presentation by Saurav Roy, Roy Studios, Mumbai
  • 11:05 Impact of Placemaking on Economy and Innovation Culture: a presentation by Arushi Chitrao
  • 11:20 Communal spaces and the public realm: the Karnataka experience: a presentation by N. Srinivas, General Manager, Technical, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation
  • 11:45 Tea break
  • 12:00 Taking placemaking to the region: A Mandate for Placemaking South Asia 2020: Interaction led by Manju George, Programme Manager, Evangelical Social Action Forum
  • 12:30 Strategies for Buy-In of Property Developers and Political Leaders of Placemaking: Interactive Discussion led by Aditi Pathak, Head of Placemaking, The Urban Vision
  • 1:00 Traditional Maharashtrian lunch hosted by Kimaya Architects
  • 2:30 Power of Eight: What City Will You Create? Working Groups of eight define problems, articulate solutions and specify actions in their thematic area
  • 4:00 Presentation of Action Plans in Plenary
  • 4:30 End of Conference