The inaugural three – week session of the Delhi Urban Workshop, starting on January 3, 2011, will bring together practitioners in the urban professions – architects, urban planners, designers, administrators, engineers – as well as students, educators and scholars and others sharing their interests.
The Workshop will explore current urban challenges and issues facing this ancient and legendary city that later evolved into Mughal and imperial capitals, and since Indian independence, has become the dynamic center of an increasingly influential nation. The themes to be examined will include planning and development, transportation and infrastructure, environmental conditions, social and economic change and metropolitan growth.
Workshop activities will consist of lectures and discussions, field trips to key sites and locations, visits to organizations and guided small group projects in various parts of Delhi. Weekend trips will be made to Chandigarh and Agra/Fatephur Sikri/Jaipur. The Workshop will be led by senior faculty from leading universities in Delhi as well as experienced professionals, with the participation of key staff from public and private agencies.
Workshop meetings will be held either at the striking new building of the Alliance Francaise or the lively Habitat Center, both in the green and pleasant Lodi Estate section of New Delhi. Participants will stay in comfortable accommodations near the meeting place. There will be ample time to see Delhi’s fabled attractions, attend cultural events and become familiar with the city.
The cost of the Workshop, is $3, 475 per person, double-occupancy, excluding international air travel.