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LA, Journal of Landscape Architecture No. 54

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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(Sketch by Peter Rich. Courtesy: Manalee Nanavati)Two landscape departments on different continents celebrated milestone anniversaries in the last couple of months. At the University of Sheffield, the department celebrated its five decades of existence while at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad, the program recently completed twenty five years. The landscape program at CEPT is rooted in the studies and research of the regional landscapes. The mandate as envisioned by the late Prof. Prabhakar B. Bhagwat is as relevant as it was a quarter century ago. Another defining decision under his mentorship was taken in 2012 when the program opened its doors to non-architects — students from natural science and engineering backgrounds. In India, the understanding of landscape architecture broad enough to include disciplines other than…

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icomos: heritage & democracy

An expanding and flourishing Asia is struggling with urbanisation taking a serious toll on the natural and cultural heritage of most of its towns and cities. The loss of memory of the ecological basis of Asian religion and cultural practice makes this phenomenon especially alarming. The chasm/departure as visible in our cities therefore reiterates this recent marked shift from traditional ecological wisdom, a foundation of our ethos, towards a uniform, non-defining global aspiration of a city, its inhabitants and administrators as an attempt to emulate a model that carries the tag of ‘development’.In this context, the 19th Triennial ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium on the subject of “Heritage and Democracy”was an attempt to reiterate the people centric approach to heritage as a means to acknowledging our past but also…

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cept landscape celebrates 25 years

Started under the aegis of Professor Prabhakar B. Bhagwat in 1993, the Department of Landscape Architecture at Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology, (CEPT)—second in the country after the one at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (1972)—has spearheaded an environment based approach to design. This mandate has remained its core value and is spread in several ways throughout its academic syllabi—curriculum, theory, design studios, field visits, workshops, training programs and theses. A vast knowledge base comprising multi-scalar studies of natural sites in the country’s diverse geographical zones, created by students under the guidance of faculty members from different backgrounds, is a testimony to the department’s commitment towards its chosen direction. This is an invaluable contribution to the discipline of landscape architecture. The strength of the department also lies…

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lanscape program centre for environmental planning and technology, cept

The landscape program at CEPT University is now in its twenty-fifth year in 2018. There is an urge for introspection, and setting a manifesto for the coming twenty-fifth years. The program was established in 1993 by late Professor Prabhakar Bhagwat in consultation with the legendary Professor Brian Hackett of Newcastle University. Being a landscape architect with an undergraduate degree in natural sciences, Professor Bhagwat oriented the program in a radically different direction from the very beginning. While most landscape programs looked to provide landscape architects with requisite skillsets for practice in urban areas, the program at CEPT encouraged students to explore and study the larger region, especially smaller towns and rural areas.Establishment and HistoryProfessor Bhagwat and Professor Hackett were greatly influenced by Scandinavian landscape practice, and this reflected amply in…