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Video interview with Architect & Urban Sanitation interventionalist Pratima Joshi

Pratima Joshi, Director and Founder, Shelter Associates, has worked in the area of sustainable low cost housing and sanitation for the urban poor for nearly 25 years. Using concepts like multi-stakeholder consultation, user-centered design and participative governance long before they were fashionable, her approach has evolved to include the following principles: 1. Understanding the true situation before making plans—collect data and speak with all involved parties 2. Designing spaces, whether building for the poor or toilets, must account for habits and ambitions of residents/users, rather than…

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Inventive Architect Abin Chaudhuri on holistic development – Video interview

Spending his initial years in rural West Bengal, attending a ‘Pathshala’, with sheer grit and determination, he has risen to become a front-runner with projects across the globe. Architect Abin Chaudhuri has never done it conventionally; post Architecture he went on to do a course on Industrial Design. Abin graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 1998 and pursued specialisation in Industrial Design at Domus Academy, Milan in 2003. He is an architect, innovator, quirky designer and inspired entrepreneur. His creative mind is constantly in the…

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Making a difference to the urban public realm – Urbanist, Planner, Nupur Prothi Khanna

Educated as a Landscape Architect, Planner and Heritage Conservation professional, Nupur Prothi Khanna set up research based design firm Beyond Built Pvt. Ltd. In her two decades of experience she has come to believe in a holistic approach to “making a difference to our urban public realm”. She has done a Bachelors Degree in Physical Planning from SPA, Delhi and is a Gold Medalist. She has done a Masters in Landscape Architecture from SPA along with an MA in Conservartion Studies from the University of York…

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