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Design for a Change: Informal Settlements and Low Income Housing in IndiaAIA CES: 4.5 LUs/HSW
When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Where: At The Center
By 2030, an estimated 70 percent of India's jobs will be in cities, and about 590 million Indians will live in urban areas. India’s slum population is projected to rise to 93 million this year, or 7.75 percent of the total population, according to a report by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
The symposium will present three housing models that aim to alleviate the strain on Indian cities posed by population growth, while improving living conditions for residents. The first, Incremental Housing Strategy, a project by Filipe Balestra and Sara Göransson of Urban Nouveau in partnership with the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC), redesigns informal settlements through a process of gradual improvement to existing dwellings instead of demolition and rebuilding. The second, housing developed by Tata Housing and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, provides new low income housing through a market-driven strategy. And the third model, The Chawls of Mumbai, by Neera Adarkar, Prasad Shetty and Rupali Gupte proposes ways of preserving and adapting Mumbai’s mill worker housing as an alternative to demolition of the city’s historic fabric.
Introduction by Yamina Djacta, MBA, Deputy Director, New York Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Sara Göransson and Filipe Balestra, Urban Nouveau, Swedish architects collaborating with SPARC and Mahila Milan on Incremental Housing Strategy in Pune (project in exhibition)
Darshini Mahadevia, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy and Member-Secretary, Centre for Urban Equity, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Market Driven Low Income Housing
Brotin Banerjee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, TATA Housing
Earl Jackson, AIA, Associate Director, Urban Design and Planning, and Scott Duncan, Senior Designer, SOM
Industrial Housing (chawls/mills)
Neera Adarkar, expert on the chawls working on proposal for the chawls in exhibition
Vyjayanthi Rao, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research
Moderator: Reinhold Martin, Columbia University GSAPP
Free for AIA and CFA members, New School students and faculty, IAAC members, and SIAEA members; $10 for general admission.
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Exhibition and related programs are organized by AIA New York in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation, the India China Institute at The New School , the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) and the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA).
Jugaad Urbanism is supported in part by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The exhibition is also supported by the donations of those who attended our first-ever exhibition fundraising event, the screening of the film Dharavi, Slum for Sale by Lutz Konermann. Special thanks to Umberto Dindo, Secretary of the AIA New York Chapter, Lutz Konermann, and Catherine Scharf, Head of the Cultural Department at the Consulate General of Switzerland for their generous support of this event.
Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
This symposium is organized with the additional partnership of UN-HABITAT.