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The Planning Studio Exhibition was planned to showcase the Project work being undertaken by Bachelor of Planning students of second year in their current Planning Studio. The project is Local Area Planning for Municipal ward of Gurugram'. The students are undertaking this project in support with Municipal Corporation Gurugram. The students exhibited their work in progress to the following Urban Planning experts –

Sh. R Srinivas

Senior Town Planner, TCPO, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GoI

Sh. Sanjeev Mann

Senior Town Planner, Municipal Corporation Gurgaon MCG, Govt. of Haryana

Sh. Rahul Singh

Urban Planner, Environment and Infrastructure Specialist and Legal Expert, Founder -Greencindia Consulting Private Limited

All the students of the batch presented their work covering site visits, public consultations, area analysis and findings from the study. They further asked for feedback from the Planning fraternity at the session who included leading policy maker, decision maker, and private practitioner. The session was very engaging. The Experts were happy with their effort and amount of work done by the students in a limited period of time. One of the experts from MCG has asked for the final report, post completion to take their proposal further for implementation. The students had a lot of questions related to area development, site constraints, data gaps, enforcement of regulations and sought explanation and guidance to take their work forward in order to make a more pragmatic plan for the local ward. The experts were happy to see the level of detailed surveys and mapping done by the students and appreciated their methodology and approach to the exercise. They also shared techniques, sources of information for further research and intervention, in order to reach a level of excellence in their project. The experts also offered internship opportunities for the batch.

The purpose of the event was very well met with and was a great success. The students felt proud of their work, gained confidence, got an opportunity to gain insight into the professional world, and network with most esteemed Planning experts who were from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GOI, to State govt of Haryana, to head of Organisation of one of the private consulting firms .

A Special Lecture by Mr. Raj Vir Singh on November3, 2018 was organised. This lecture was scheduled and meant for students of M.Planning (Urban ) & B Planning. The lecture addressed the topic of “Development Plans-Forms, Content and Procedures”. The students work was put up for exhibition.
Mr Raj Vir Singh has served as the Chief Town Planner, Haryana.

A Special Lecture by Mr. Raj Vir Singh on November3, 2018 was organised. This lecture was scheduled and meant for students of M.Planning (Urban ) & B Planning. The lecture addressed the topic of “Development Plans-Forms, Content and Procedures”. The students work was put up for exhibition.
Mr Raj Vir Singh has served as the Chief Town Planner, Haryana.

Key Guests

Prof. Michele Clarke, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham, UK
Mr. Vijay Srirangan, Director General, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Prof. P.S.N. Rao, Director, SPA New Delhi
Prof. Peter Fussey, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
Dr. Anil Kumar Roy, Associate Professor, CEPT University
Dr. Devendra Saroj, Associate Professor, University of Surrey
Mr R Srinivas, Head, Metropolitian Division, TCPO, New Delhi

Main Agenda
  1. A well deliberated Policy Paper on enhancing competitiveness of India’s ‘Five Million Plus’s cities
  2. Identify the need for research and knowledge management.
  3. Formulate capacity strengthening measures for the ‘Five Million Plus’ cities.
Knowledge Partners
  • University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industries
  • Sushant School of Planning and Development

Event: Awareness on Air Pollution
Date: 02.11.18
Flash mob at Central Plaza, Golf Course Road
Students of M Plan I & Master in Architecture (LA) participated in flash mob at Central Plaza, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. This was to create awareness regarding air pollution in the city.

Mr. Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE

On the World Habitat Day, Sushant University welcomed Mr. Chandra Bhushan, the Deputy Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) to share some interesting ideas on environment and urbanization. The take away of the talk was to accept the inescapable reality of the fast urbanizing world, mainly in the developing countries and Global South.

A three-member team from the School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE) led by Dr. M. Satish Kumar, Director of Internationalization, SNBE, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom visited SSAA & SSPD on 26th October 2018. He was accompanied by Dr. Sarah Lappin, Director of Education for Post Graduate Studies in SNBE, St. Stephan McCay, Former Head of Discipline of Planning, SNBE and Prof. Michael McGarry, Professor of Architecture.

The delegation had a meeting with Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Sushant University, Prof. Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean and other senior faculty members and programme heads of SSAA & SSPD. Mr. Himanshu Sanghani, Associate Dean, SSAA presented the existing academic programmes and collaborations. SNBE team presented about their existing academic and research programmes. The visiting delegation also interacted with the students from Planning and Architecture.

The institutes agreed to engage in academic and research collaborations. A generic MoU was proposed which was agreed by the delegation.

A three-member team from the School of Natural and Built Environment (SNBE) led by Dr. M. Satish Kumar, Director of Internationalization, SNBE, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom visited SSAA & SSPD on 26th October 2018. He was accompanied by Dr. Sarah Lappin, Director of Education for Post Graduate Studies in SNBE, St. Stephan McCay, Former Head of Discipline of Planning, SNBE and Prof. Michael McGarry, Professor of Architecture.

The delegation had a meeting with Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Sushant University, Prof. Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean and other senior faculty members and programme heads of SSAA & SSPD. Mr. Himanshu Sanghani, Associate Dean, SSAA presented the existing academic programmes and collaborations. SNBE team presented about their existing academic and research programmes. The visiting delegation also interacted with the students from Planning and Architecture. The institutes agreed to engage in academic and research collaborations. A generic MoU was proposed which was agreed by the delegation.

On December 4, Sushant University, Gurgaon launched Sushant School of Planning and Development (SSPD) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The participants represented policy makers, Planners, academics, scholars, technologists, philanthropists, and senior representatives from corporate sector and international agencies.

The Launch event was inaugurated by Shri Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition, Government of NCT of Delhi. Shri. Pranav Sushant, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Sushant API and Mrs. Sheetal Sushant, Trustees of Sushant University, Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor graced the occasion of the launch. Dr. Ruth Kattumuri, Founder and Co-Director, LSE India Observatory delivered the Keynote Address and shared her experiences in Internationalising education with the august audience.

The discussions during the event situated the School’s thinking within the contemporary urban discourses. The day long deliberations had three panel discussions, “Reconfiguring Planning Education for the New World Order”, “Education for an Urbanising Planet: Inducting Urban Planning into School Curricula” and “Sustainable Development Goals: Global Goals, Local Business”.

Iterating the fact that the future of planning lies in geospatial intelligence, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Sushant API, Shri. Pranav Sushant offered to partner with SSPD through establishment of a Centre of Excellence in GIS. Mrs. Sheetal Sushant observed that the void of a common forum for planning schools need to be filled for which she mooted the idea of a Forum of Planning Schools in India.

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