Sunday, January 24, 2016

Participative Urban Planning

Yesterday we held a residents’ meet a Urban Eco Village. The idea was to present our own plans for its future development and seek feedback on how citizens view it. On our side, Chief Planner Debaditya Kumer explained with a large map how there would be a linear food court that can serve both park visitors and street walkers outside, day cottages, watch towers and children’s play area. Mr Rupchand Kundu, eminent sculptor who was present on my request, explained how circular side-open ‘akhras’ made with mud and bamboo can act as a unique stage for baul / fakiri/ other folk songs with people sitting all around at the edge of the circular platform itself. Mr C Gupta, a professional who as present on our invitation explained the virtues of catch-click-release fishing as a sport.
The discussion continued for an hour and as in any brainstorming session I recorded the  gist on a whiteboard (see pic below).

Eco Urban Village: 23 Feb 2016

Citizen feedback

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Khabar 365 dt 24 Jan 2016

Khabar 365 dt 24 Jan 2016

Salt Lake Telegrapgh dt 22 Jan 2016

Khabar 365 dt 22 Jan 2016

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