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LA, Journal of Landscape Architecture No. 50

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.

LA, Journal of Landscape Architecture
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With the passing away of Anupam Mishra, the year 2016 closed on a sad note. Holistic development discourse in the country lost a powerful voice. An erudite environmentalist, thinker and writer, he had a deep faith in the role of rural communities in the development of our country. The rural realm remains an inseparable part of any discussion or debate about future times of our nation. With the paucity of intellectuals and professionals working in rural areas across India as compared to urban regions, his various works especially in the area of water harvesting in the state of Rajasthan attain a special significance. The Journal pays a tribute to the respected senior.During the stimulating journey of its fifty issues, the flow of knowledge of this Journal has been formed by…

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remembering anupam mishra

Photo credit: Aman Issar / Shamik Laskar, 2013We met Anupamji—a well-known environmentalist and writer working in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, reviving traditional water systems with rural communities and advising people for harvesting water—around four years ago, through a mutual friend Farhad Contractor.In our first meeting at his institute Gandhi Peace Foundation, we were touched by his sheer simplicity, warmth and down to earth attitude. That was the start of a long friendship; meeting, staying in touch via phone and exchanging letters in his dear language Hindi. We shared many common concerns — lessons from traditional wisdom, rural intelligence, bridging the gap between academia and field practice, challenges of the landscape practice, research funding and so on. We thoroughly enjoyed his vast knowledge and his anecdotes and stories about…

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looking back, looking forward

Association of Journal with Ram Sharma dates back to its initial years. He has been a constant source of encouragement for all our endeavours. Over the time, the Journal has immensely benefitted from his valued suggestions and ideas. Rohit Marol and Savita Punde, members of our advisory board since its inception are ardent supporters of the Journal and its activities.On the occasion of the release of 50th issue, they discuss their views about its role and way forward.RAM SHARMARole of the JournalThe Journal has done an excellent job. Also, for a magazine of this nature, fifteen years are infant years. It is very difficult to start a magazine of this kind. There are financial constraints. One needs commitment of knowledgeable scholars, writers to give something of value in a sustainable…

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and much more...

According to the laws of nature, every day is an evolution in the life of a living form. Every intellectual creative endeavour spread over a long period of time becomes a living form. It adopts the character of a “process”. With each day’s experience in the world, it unlearns, learns, changes, adopts and imbibes values and principles that form the basis of the future journey. LA Journal, now entering in its seventeenth year, has become a “process.” On reaching its 50th issue, we contemplate our journey.From its initial stage, the engagement of the Journal with society can largely be seen at two levels — firstly, with clearly defined segment of spatial design professionals for practice related concerns and projects and secondly with larger social issues in the realm of environment…

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pooray pachaas

ISSUES 1-50 SELECTED CONTENTSInaugural Issue released by A P Kanvinde with M M Rana, Ravindra Bhan & K T Ravindran on 09 February 2001 at School of Planning and Architecture, New DelhiInterview with Ravindra BhanPilgrimage SitesScenic RoadsRemembering Ian L. McHargIn 1984, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage INTACH, a non-profit NGO was founded with the objective of stimulating and spearheading heritage awareness and conservation in India. It is the largest membership organization in the country dedicated to conservation.Cultural LandscapesRainwater HarvestingA Walk Through History: Lodi Gardens, DelhiInterview with Michael Van ValkenburghHerbal GardenPlanting Mixtures for CactiJournal pays tribute to Joseph Allen SteinA global man in a true sense:Interview with Anurag ChowflaNature in the CityReconstructing the Taj Mahal Heritage Landscape: Deconstructing the Tourist GazeThe Reconstruction of Taj Mahal and the Gardens…

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thank you every one

Advisory EditorAdit Pal, Landscape Architect, USAAdvisory BoardRohit Marol, Landscape Architect, BengaluruSavita Punde, Landscape Architect, Delhi NCRAdvisory PanelAkshay Kaul, Landscape Architect, New DelhiArunava Dasgupta, Urban Designer, New DelhiAyla Khan, Landscape Architect, New DelhiBiley Menon, Urban Designer, CochinDeepa Dipak, Landscape Architect, BengaluruJitendra Pawgi, Landscape Architect, PuneManoj Mathur, Architect, New DelhiN G Shastri, Landscape Architect, BengaluruNandita Parikh, Landscape Architect, New DelhiNikhil Dhar, Landscape Architect, New DelhiNimret Handa, Naturalist, PuneNishant Lall, Urban Designer, New DelhiPradip Krishen, Naturalist, New DelhiPrashanta Bhat, Landscape Architect, BengaluruRunit Chhaya, Landscape Architect, USAShilpa Chandawarkar, Landscape Architect, MumbaiShivram Somasundram, Landscape Architect, PuneSnehanshu Mukherjee, Architect, New DelhiSridevi Rao, Landscape Architect, HyderabadSriganesh Rajendran, Landscape Architect, BengaluruUrmila Rajyadayajsha, Landscape Architect, MumbaiVarsha Gavandi, Landscape Architect, PuneThe journey of this Journal would not have been possible but for the constant support of our advisory editor, Adit…