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LA, Journal of Landscape Architecture No. 46

The only Indian publication exploring the practice of landscape architecture and its allied fields in India. The publication provides a forum for information flow, exchange of ideas and viewpoints, and showcases breadth and variety of works and research in the field of landscape architecture in context of Indian region. Since its inception in February 2001, it has been attempting to widen the visibility of landscape design, and bring the profession of landscape architecture closer to public realm.

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28th day of November 2015 marked an abrupt and untimely demise of the illustrious life of landscape architect, Mohammad Shaheer. His contribution to the field of education and practice of landscape architecture and beyond will be a guiding light for generations to come. With his passing away, the Journal has lost one of its prime guiding forces. For us Editors who were formerly his students, it is a deep, personal loss of a mentor and parent figure, memories of whom we will cherish all our lives.Work profile of Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, spread across academics and practice in University of Pennsylvania, involves the deep study of the inherent and supreme forces of nature with its processes and cultural issues. Their path breaking work of the research in nature…

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It is extremely sad to note the passing away of so many stalwarts in such a short span of time. Hope the present day generation takes inspiration from these personalities for their complete lives, passion and dedication to their works and many social causes as well. We seem to be lacking in this respect, too much absorbed in ourselves, as professionals and as human beings.—Venkatesh Rao, CoimbatoreIt will be good to see an issue planned on the new international concept of ‘Smart Cities’. A lot of conflicting views and confusion prevail regarding this topic amongst professionals.It will be good to know various viewpoints.—Niharika Singh, NagpurISSUE-45In the tribute feature “M.N. Buch”, (page 32-33), the author Savita Raje wishes to clarifies that the area of Upper Lake - a historic 11th century…

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cyrus jh abvala memorial lecture 2016

SATUR DAY, 20 FEBRUAR Y 2016, 6:00 PM MULTIPURPOSE HA LL INDIA INTERNATIONA L CENTRE IIC, NEW DELHILETS MAKE MUMBAIGlobal Design Competition for makeover of Maharashtra Nature Park Knowledge Partner: Observer Research Foundation MumbaiThe Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) invites multi-disciplinary design teams for designing and delivering an environmentally sensitive makeover of the prestigious Maharashtra Nature Park in the heart of Mumbai. The two-stage competition with winning design award of Rs. 50 lakhs includes the comprehensive makeover of Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP) and the establishment of non-motorised connectivity exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists, between the MNP and Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) across the Mithi River.Important Dates01 February, 2016 Deadline for Stage 1 submissions10 April, 2016 Final submission and presentation to the Jury20 April, 2016 Announcement of the Winning DesignDetails on:www.letsmakemumbai.orgISOLA…

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towards an ecological landscape landscape architecture, pune and its environs

Pune, situated on the edge of the Western Ghats has a vibrant progressive community of landscape architects and is also an important hub for work in the field of conservation and ecological restoration. “Towards An Ecological Landscape: Landscape Architecture, Pune And Its Environs” — a day-long workshop brought together the best projects in ecologically sound landscape architecture and ecological restoration. Various presentations were made by ecologists, botanists, conservators, geologists, landscape architects and environmental engineers.Session IEcological Restoration by Jayant KulkarniEcological Restoration of a Bauxite Mine by Kaustubh MogheRestoration in the Western Ghats by Ketaki Ghate and Manasi KarandikarThe Setting up of an Indigenous Plant Nursery by Vivek BroomeArboretum of rare arboreal plants of the Sahyadri by Shrikant IngalhalikarUrban Forest Parks of Pune by Jeet Singh and Rahul NawleTourist trampling at Kas…

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the ganga (ganges), national river of india its heritage and future

indiapost.comhttp://gangariverconference.csames.illinois.edu/imagesCenter for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) , USA hosted an all-day multidisciplinary conference on “The Ganga (Ganges), National River of India: Its Heritage and Future.” The symposium brought together presentations on the Ganga’s multi-faceted heritage, threats to its sustenance, and planning initiatives to conserve it. Researchers from various UIUC departments were joined by speakers from other U.S. universities, and the audience included members of the local Indian community.“Rarely has any river gathered in itself so much meaning and reverence as the Ganga has over three millennia. This heritage is at stake as the polluted Ganga, dammed and channelized, begins to fail in its role of sustaining cultural practices, artistic traditions, and worship rituals, and to lose thereby its…

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mumbai on the road to know where?

Organized by ISOLA Mumbai MMR, the 4th S.D. Vaidya Memorial Lecture – “Mumbai on the road to knowwhere?” was an endeavour to draw attention of the city’s architects and landscape architects to various environmental and socio-economic aspects of the development of the much debated Coastal Road project and to bring them on a common platform with other stakeholders. The 36-kilometre long, eightlane proposed coastal road is a green field project aligned along the western coast of Mumbai. This road is envisaged to decongest the traffic and reduce the commute time for the city dwellers commuting daily from northern part of the city to southern downtown.The erudite lectures of Prasad Modak, environmental engineer, Shweta Wagh and Hussain Indorewala, Rajiv Mishra and Ashok Datar offered valuable insights on various environmental and socio-cultural…