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 .