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School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi is a premier higher education institute located in New Delhi, India specializing in education and research in the field of Planning and Architecture.It is the top ranked college in India for architecture and also the seventh best in Asia. It forms a part of the league along with the other two SPAs in India: the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal and the School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada.It is a National Resource Institute of India. Wikipedia.

Dhote M.,School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing | Year: 2012

The objective of this paper is to evolve a Mathematical Model which can be applied to any Urban Green System to achieve maximum environmental benefits from the limited amount of urban green space. Most of the urban green spaces being designed and developed do not have their functional use, ecological stability, social benefit and economic sustainability at their optimal. To overcome this fragmented development, holistic multidisciplinary approach towards functional, ecological, social and economical aspect needs to be developed and adopted. Six major parameters have been identified that can influence the indicative environmental health of any urban green system. These are: Fragmentation of urban green, Biodiversity, Naturalness, Pollutant and Air quality, Hydrology and Noise. The model proposed to be developed, would be a multi-objective optimization model, wherein the objective is to maximize the environmental benefits with optimizing the fragmentation, biodiversity and naturalness keeping the minimizing results of pollutants in the air quality as indicators. The overview of the model is intended with a minimization of the economic factor. Further, an attempt is made to provide suitable numerical values to the mathematical model based on real life data from typical sites from the metropolitan area of Delhi. © 2012 Springer India Pvt. Ltd. Source

Mukherjee D.,School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi | Rajvanshi A.,Wildlife Institute of India
Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management | Year: 2016

Lack of comprehensive land use planning in India has posed significant challenges in achieving more optimal utilisation of land resources. This has also limited the opportunities for developing land use plans that adequately reflect the rationale and objectives of planning. This calls for developing a comprehensive and holistic approach to review the compatibility of actions associated with development plans involving multiple sectors with the ground realities. This paper is an attempt to apply strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as a promising tool to identify environmental risks and deficiencies in the land use planning process in India. The paper draws on the experience of applying SEA to Gurgaon-Manesar Development Plan for 2031 and elaborates on the merits and usefulness of adopting SEA in land use planning in the Indian context. © 2016 World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd. Source

Misra M.,School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
International Journal of Environmental Studies | Year: 2016

Vernacular architecture is a response to the facts of local geography and climate. The house form, materials and techniques of construction used in vernacular architecture are an effective response through appropriate or sustainable technology. Fascination with Western modernity has excluded this reality from architecture and planning in India. Laurie Baker’s faithful continuation of his responsibility to build for India according to Gandhi’s advice needs to be understood as a practical and economic solution to India’s housing problem. This paper looks at the contribution of Laurie Baker to the continuation of vernacular architecture. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Source

Mahavir,School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science | Year: 2014

All life, particularly human, cannot be sustainable, unless complimented with shelter, poverty reduction, provision of basic infrastructure and services, equal opportunities and social justice. Yet, in the context of cities, it is believed that they can accommodate more and more people, endlessly, regardless to their carrying capacity and increasing ecological footprint. The 'inclusion', for bringing more and more people in the purview of development is often limited to social and economic inclusion rather than spatial and ecological inclusion. Economic investment decisions are also not always supported with spatial planning decisions. Most planning for a sustainable Earth, be at a level of rural settlement, city, region, national or Global, fail on the capacity and capability fronts. In India, for example, out of some 8,000 towns and cities, Master Plans exist for only about 1,800. A chapter on sustainability or environment is neither statutorily compulsory nor a norm for these Master Plans. Geospatial technologies including Remote Sensing, GIS, Indian National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), Indian National Urban Information Systems (NUIS), Indian Environmental Information System (ENVIS), and Indian National GIS (NGIS), etc. have potential to map, analyse, visualize and take sustainable developmental decisions based on participatory social, economic and social inclusion. Sustainable Earth, at all scales, is a logical and natural outcome of a digitally mapped, conceived and planned Earth. Digital Earth, in fact, itself offers a platform to dovetail the ecological, social and economic considerations in transforming it into a sustainable Earth. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Source

Bhattacharya T.,School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi | Guleria S.,National Institute of Disaster Management
Journal of Coastal Conservation | Year: 2012

The Indian subcontinent is highly prone to the detrimental impacts of hazards viz. cyclones, floods and storm surges. Of late, these events have become extreme in nature and intensity. While occurrence and severity of the events is being linked to the phenomenon of climate change, their devastating potentialities are also getting triggered due to lack of resilience and coping capacity of the human community. That in turn depends on distribution of activities over the land i. e. land use pattern, affecting the socio -economic conditions directly. A coastal village often lacks infrastructural support, administrative attention and planning standards compared to a coastal city, thereby making it more vulnerable to disasters like flood. In a coastal city it is easy to govern and manage livelihood as land use depends highly on anthropogenic decisions. While in a coastal village, activities would highly depend on its natural characteristics viz. coastal geomorphology, soil, vegetation cover i. e. governance of livelihood by the eco-system. Hence, managing disaster through in-situ pro-active or developmental measures in a rural planning unit though imperative, is a challenging task. This paper focuses on spatial planning techniques for Restoration of ecological buffers and livelihood enhancement that would sustainably combat the impact of flood at village level in a coastal area. Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) techniques have been used extensively in this study as application tools. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Source

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