Fall 2015: September Session: Cities and Settlements

Sat 29 Aug - Tue 22 Sep' 15

This session explored the fundamentals of human settlements, large scale designs and cities. The discussion also brought in topics of how funding organizations and local community get involved in a project like designing new villages from scratch.

Abed Chaudhury, Syed Manzoorul Islam and Saif Ul Haque focused on shifting our focus to large scale design situations that includes cities, landscapes and settlements. Gary Hack brought in broader discussion of contemporary urban developments incorporating futuristic approaches considering designing for next several decades coping with the changing technological advancements. A relevant topic for cities is how the real-estate business sector is playing a role in urban developments, Lynne Sagalyn ran the discussions from her expertise in the above sector. Jalal Ahmad presented his works of designing villages for rehabilitated people of char areas of North Bengal. The discussion also brought in topics of how funding organizations and local community get involved in a project like designing new villages from scratch. Experts and audience from various relevant sectors joined us in discussions, forums and workshops.