City + People

Charles Correa Foundation organized a Lecture ‘City + People – Story of Ahmedabad’s Journey towards a World Heritage City and Evolving Masters program in Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University’ by Debashish Nayak on Tuesday 7th April 2015 at the Foundation studio in Fontainhas, Panaji.

The lecture focused on the importance of connecting conservation and community participation for a sustainable process of reviving the Historic cities. It discussed how Urban Renewal of old historic towns is not just about rebuilding the city; it about rebuilding people’s relationship with the city.

About the lecturer:

Debashish Nayak is an architect who has more than two decades of experience in managing urban conservation issues of Historic Cities in India and abroad. He is presently based in Ahmedabad and appointed as Director, Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmedabad University. Since 1996 he has been working as advisor to the Heritage Programme of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for the revitalization of the ‘Historic Walled City’. He is also advisor to other City Municipalities such as Jaipur, Amritsar, Old Delhi, Lucknow, Pondicherry etc. He has been appointed as Advisor to the Indian Heritage Cities Network launched by UNESCO, India and as Gujarat State. He is also Project Co-ordinator for National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities, and member of the National Committee on Conservation Policy, Archaeological Survey of India.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – 18:00
Charles Correa Foundation, Panaji



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