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Expert meeting Chandigarh
September 8-11, 2012

In collaboration with Dutch partners Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and local partners Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) and the Aditya Prakash Foundation, the New New Towns program in Chandigarh kicked off with a three-day expert meeting from September 8 - 11, 2012.

In consultation with Vikramaditya Prakash of the Chandigarh Urban Lab, three substantive issues have been appointed for this research and exchange program: How and where to provide sufficient housing for 500,000 new inhabitants in the next decades? How to develop an integrated regional master plan to direct Chandigarh’s rapid growth in connection to the surrounding urban centers? How to investigate and identify the relationships and value between the formal and informal planning within the urban development of Chandigarh?

The participants were:
Vikramaditya Prakash (Professor of Architecture and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington Seattle / Director, Chandigarh Urban Lab),
Sohan Saharan (Associate Professor, Chandigarh College of Architecture),
Parmeet Bhatt (Lecturer Landscape Architecture, Chandigarh College of Architecture),
Dick van Gameren (Professor of Architecture and Dwelling, Delft University of Technology),
Tom Avermaete (Associate Professor of Architecture, Delft University of Technology),
Madhu Sarin (Architect and Member of the Chandigarh Administrator’s Advisory Council),
Siddhartha Wig (Partner Architecture office The Elements, Chandigarh)
Linda Vlassenrood (Program Director, New New Towns)

The expert meeting was made possible with the support of Dutch Design Fashion Architecture (DutchDFA).

Expertmeeting in Chandigarh, 7-11 September 2012. Participants from left to right: Tom Avermaete, Sohan Saharan, Dick van Gameren, Linda Vlassenrood (INTI), Parmeet Bhatt, Vikram Prakash

Visit to Urban Village Burail in Chandigarh with Dutch and Indian participants of the expert meeting, 7-11 September 2012