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SD Vaidya Memorial Lecture Series 6th Cycle

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to the sixth cycle of  the S D Vaidya Memorial Lecture series  instituted by ISOLA Mumbai (Indian Society of Landscape Architects, Mumbai Chapter) being held at 10:30 am on Saturday, 24th of November 2018 at the Noshir Talati Auditorium,  Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

This event of  the lecture series focuses on the very interesting topic of “FRAGILE LANDSCAPES, VANISHING HABITATS”

Please find attached with this mail the poster invite of the same.

Please find below the link for registering for the event.

The lecture series  is a public event and open to all .We would also request you to spread the word !
Looking forward to your attendance at the event and a great interactive session!


Shodh Workshop Series

1. Methodologies of Research Writing
Date: 5th & 6th October, 2018

Dr Sridevi Rao
Ph.d, Landscape Architect

Registration: – 5th October : 8:45Am – 9:00AM
Workshop:   9:00Am to 5:30PM

IES College of Architecture,
Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai

Registration Link: (Limited Seats)

Registration Fees: (includes Lunch & Tea for both days)
Rs 1000/- For Final Yr Students of B. Arch, Students of M .Arch (Valid Id Proof Required)
Rs 1500/- For Professionals & Academicians in Architecture


Past News & Events

Charcha Satraa

ISOLA Mumbai chapter announces the first ever session of our Reading Circle “CHARCHA SATRAA”.

The idea behind this series is to initiate learned dialogues and discussions among the participants regarding various topics related to landscape, architecture, art and allied fields, celebrating the idea of multiplicity of perceptions. With these sessions we hope that all of us would emerge richer in knowledge and would be better equipped for our further forays in the field.

The topic for this session is “Places of Memories/ Rememberance”.
The reading session will be held on Saturday 9th June 2018 at The Conference Room, 1st Floor LSR college of Architecture and is open to all.



Mangrove Walk

Mangrove Walk
Date- January 6th, 2018
Location- Godrej Campus, Vikroli

As part of the SD Vaidya Lecture Series, speaker Mr Hemant Karkhanis conducted the walk through the Mangroves.


5th SD Vaidya Lecture Series - 2018

ISOLA Mumbai Chapter announces “FRAGILE LANDSCAPES Metamorphosis of our Green Mosaics”

5th S.D.Vaidya Memorial Lecture Series
By ISOLA Mumbai Chapter
On: 1:30 pm on Saturday, 6th of January 2018

At: Noshir Talati Auditorium, Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Prabhadevi, Mumbai

This is the fifth cycle of the S.D.Vaidya Memorial Lecture series instituted by ISOLA Mumbai (Indian Society of Landscape Architects, Mumbai Chapter).

Registration for the lecture via this short link :


UPDATE: 5th June , 2018

The videos of the lectures by all the three speakers of the  S D Vaidya lecture series held on 6th January are uploaded on the you-tube channel of Isola Mumbai MMR Local Chapter. The lecture titled, “FRAGILE LANDSCAPES: metamorphosis of our green mosaics” was held at Noshir Talati Auditorium at Rachna Sanasad Academy, Prabhadevi. 




4th SD Vaidya Lecture Series - 2015

Mumbai : On A Road To No Where?

The Fourth Annual Event in the S.D.Vaidya Memorial Lecture Series 2015 was held on 28th Nov, 2015.


3rd SD Vaidya Lecture Series - 2014

Pani Ki Kahani – Talks On Water

The third event of the S.D.Vaidya Memorial Lecture series instituted by ISOLA Mumbai (Indian Society of Landscape Architects, Mumbai Chapter) was held at 10:30 am on Saturday, 15th of November 2014 at the NoshirTalati Auditorium, RachanaSansad’s Academy of Architecture, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.


1. Mr Anupam Mishra
2. Mr Rajendra Singh
3. Mr Mohan Rao
4  Mr Ninad Bedekar 
5. Dr. Himanshu Kulkarni

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1. Mr Anupam Mishra
Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar award winner Anupam Mishra is a Gandhian , author, journalist, environmentalist, and water conservationist who works on promoting water conservation, water management and traditional rain water harvesting techniques. Do not miss an opportunity to listen to him!

2. Mr Rajendra Singh
Rajendra Singh,popularly known as “Waterman of India” is a well-known water conservationist from Rajasthan.He has won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 2001 for his pioneering work in community-based efforts in water harvesting and water management. He runs an NGO called ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh’ (TBS), which was founded in 1975.,” The Guardian named him amongst its list of “50 people who could save the planet”.

3. Mr Mohan Rao
International Federation of Landscape Architects’ President’s Award for the Asia Pacific Region winner in 2010, Mohan Rao, is an Environmental Design & Landscape Architecture professional and the principal designer of the leading multidisciplinary consultancy practice, Integrated Design (INDÉ), based in Bangalore.

4. Mr Ninad Bedekar 
A historian, writer and orator from Pune, Ninad Bedekar is a prolific contributor to newspapers and magazines.He has scripted the Son et lumière show at Shaniwarwada, and written the script for Marathi TV serial Peshwai.He is known for his research on the forts of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and about many forts outside India.He is also an author of various renowned books on forts in India.

5. Dr. Himanshu Kulkarni
Dr. Himanshu Kulkarni completed his PhD in groundwater in 1987 and is still an ardent student of the subject. His work on the occurrence and movement of groundwater in the hard-rock regions of India is known in academic and research circles.

He is currently working on groundwater management across India’s diverse hydro-geological typology.

He is the Founder Trustee and Executive Director at Advanced Center for Water Resource Development and Management- a not-for-profit organization that aims to develop solutions to groundwater problems.

It is a premier Education and Research Institution and facilitates work on groundwater management through action research programmes and training.




2nd SD Vaidya Lecture Series - Nov 2013

Place Making – Designing For People

A Talk By Architect Freddie Ribeiro



Inaugural SD Vaidya Memorial Series - Feb 2013

Dying To Live – The Story Of Rao Jodha Park, Jodhpur

A narrative by Pradip Krishen