ISOLA Delhi NCR

 

The Delhi Chapter of ISOLA encompasses the Northern States of India and currently has 140 members. The purpose and passion of this Chapter is to work for the advancement of the landscape profession as an instrument of service in the public welfare through various means; advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.

The Chapter holds many events throughout the year that provide education and networking opportunities between members and also with allied professionals; offering every member an opportunity to participate and engage with the activities of the Chapter.

Formed In: 2010
Number of Members: 144
Present Term: 2016-2018
Next Election: March 2018


News & Current Events

Seminar - Transport Oriented Development - Role of Landscape in Shaping the New Urbanism

ISOLA Delhi Chapter is organising a Seminar on Transport Oriented Development (TOD) and the Role of Landscape Architecture in Shaping the New Urbanism and the creation of Resilient cities on the 7th of October this year.

Theme : TOD- ROLE OF LANDSCAPE IN SHAPING THE NEW URBANISM

Transportation corridors and facilities are major components of the nation’s landscape and public realm. The alignment, scale, and character of our thoroughfares play an integral role in determining urban form, development patterns, and importantly, also what  we call a sense of place.

In particular we wish to explore how integrating comprehensive transportation planning with natural systems analysis and land use planning is essential for creating livable communities in sustainable environments.  In Delhi , over the years, ever-expanding suburban fringe development and flyover building that entrenches and  intensifies car-dependency has meant an ever-growing percentage of city areas are being set aside to build roads.  This has resulted in the deterioration  in city character, environment and liveablity.

Does the answer lie in TOD and the New Urbanism it champions? This is an idea that has captured the imagination of many, in particular the city planners community  as an important comprehensive tool for a more sustainable urban life.

 Urbanism or Landscape Urbanism: which will serve our cities better? We do hope to get answers to some of these and other related issues through the presentations and panel discussions being planned for the event . We also hope to examine the potential for Indian cities to  develop visions for transit-oriented futures in a democratic framework in terms of both design quality and resilience.    The quality of urbanity created or enhanced by design intervention and the socio-spatial resilience embodied in high levels of urban amenity are also vital to consider in any TOD.

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