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Walking Among The Vines

Walking Among The Vines

Watching Trees Grow: A Field Visit To Museum and Zoo

On: Saturday, 23 September, 2017,

Time: 10 am to 12:30pm

Organised By ISOLA Kerala Chapter

 

Serenity Library & Botanical Garden Visit

Date: September 23, 2017
At: Gandhinagar, Gujarat
By: ISOLA Gujarat Chapter

Gujarat ISOLA Chapter has organised a tree walk at The Serenity Library & Botanical Garden on 23rd September, 2017. Serenity tree library is spread over 40,000 sq.m at in Koteshwar village, Gandhinagar. It has collection of 800 species of indigenous & exotic plants. It is also home for more than 100 .species of birds and butterflies. The purpose of the visit is to spread awareness regarding our natural heritage.

The tree walk is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. For registration, email ISOLA Gujarat Chapter at homebound.isola@gmail.com.

 

TOD- Role of Landscape in Shaping the New Urbanism

Date: 7 October, 2017
At: New Delhi
By: ISOLA Delhi NCR Chapter

 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.

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 liveable 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 liveability.

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.

 

12th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date August 19, 2017
Location Ahmedabad

The Executive Council of ISOLA would like to remind all members that the 12th AGM of the Indian Society of Landscape Architects will be held on Saturday, the 19th of August 2017 at the Hall, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gandhinagar – 382355 between 10.00am to 4.30pm.

The AGM will be followed by a short event ‘Greening Cities’.

‘Greening Cities’ brings together on one platform, a former Toyota automobile engineer, an architect and CEPT students of landscape architecture to showcase their individual contributions through creativity and experimentation.

The AGM includes an Open House Discussion on understanding how ISOLA participation can help its members, students and society at large. We look forward to all your suggestions, opinions, comments and contributions!

 

Chapter Elections

CHAPTER ELECTIONS

Chapter elections for Bangalore and Mumbai chapter were also held earlier this summer for the 2017-19 term. ISOLA welcomes the newly elected Committees (2017-19) and Office Bearers.

Bangalore Chapter Managing Committee (2017-19)

Honorary Chairperson Nina Chandavarkar
Honorary Secretary Varna Shashidhar
Honorary Treasurer Prashanta Bhat
EC Members Dhileep Kumara Raja Govindan
Preetanshi Singh

Mumbai Chapter

Honorary Chairperson Anju Kapoor Bareja
Honorary Secretary Devayani Upasani
Honorary Treasurer Tanima Shrivastava
EC Members Bhakti Thakoor
Shilpa Chandawarkar

Elections for Delhi NCR Chapter, Kerala and Gujarat Chapter for the 2018-20 term will be held next year.

 

New ISOLA Executive Council (2017-19)

The 2015-17 Executive Council handed over charge to the new EC at the meeting held in Ahmedabad on Saturday, the 20th of May 2017, following an election process. This was a first online ISOLA election.

The new Executive Council (2017-19) comprises of:

Ms Sujata Kohli Honorary President
Ms Sridevi Rao Honorary Vice President
Mr Jitendra Pawgi Honorary Treasurer
Ms Nidhi Madan Honorary Secretary
Mr Rohit Marol Past President
Mr Avadhoot Kumthekar Chapter Coordinator
Ms Swati Sahasrabudhe Education Board Convenor
Mr Shravana Reddy Media, Website And Outreach
Mr Dwaipayan Bhattacharya Associate Member
Mr Asok Kumar Associate Member
Ms Maithily Velangi Co-Opted Member

 

A big thank you to the Outgoing Executive Council (2015-17)

Mr Rohit Marol Honorary President
Mr Ashish Patankar Honorary Vice President
Ms Neelima Soni Honorary Treasurer
Ms Shilpa Chandawarkar Honorary Secretary
Mr Sachin Jain Past President
Mr Manguesh Prabhugaonker Fellow Member
Ms Nupur Prothi Khanna Fellow Member
Mr Sreejith S Associate Member
Mr Harsh Goel Associate Member
Ms Nidhi Madan Co-Opted Member

 

ISOLA Workshop with IGBC on Green Landscape Ratings

As a follow up to the IGBC Conference on Green Landscape Ratings held in November 2016, ISOLA, IGBC hosted a one day workshop with ISOLA members at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi to deliberate on its Green Landscape Rating systems. The session was an opportunity for IGBC and ISOLA members to discuss and deliberate on the process and requirement of the existing ratings and revise them accordingly. IGBC is in the process of compilation of all suggestions, views and approaches to enhance the rating system.

 

Remembering Prof Shaheer

This year end, ISOLA (Indian Society of Landscape Architects) Delhi Chapter is paying a tribute to Professor M. Shaheer through 2 events at his cherished project sites.

Following the event at the Sanskriti Kendra, Anandgram, Delhi, we are pleased to announce the second event, a visit to the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden, at Khurd Bilaspur, Off NH-8, Near Manesar, Haryana on Saturday, 17th of December, 2016.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to understand the philosophy of Buddhism as applied in the Garden which has been designed by Professor Shaheer.
Travel to the venue will be by Bus. This excursion (8am-5pm) will have the following:

• Short talk on the Garden and its philosophy, presented by Suneet Mohindru & Kavita Jain

• Walks around the main areas of the garden.

• Opportunities to explore the agrarian landscapes.

• Informal sketching session guided by Mahafuj Ali.

• Tea, Packed lunch

Participation is by registration only. Invite is open to all ISOLA members, their families and select invitees (Max 3 invitees per member) and to students of M.L.Arch
Participation cost is Rs. 1200/- ( Rs 600/- children and M.LArch students) . Details attached below.

Please do RSVP to confirm your attendance mentioning the names of your guests via email to rsvpevents.isoladelhichapte r@gmail.com giving the details of payment as outlined.

Contact persons: Sujata Hingorani & Nidhi Madan

Join us on this trip. Explore this beautiful garden and understand how it reflects the spiritual philosophy of Buddhism.

Registration is by first come first serve basis. Hurry! 7 more days to go and Only 15 seats left!!!
We are going to share the bus route very soon to participants who have already registered.

 
 

Remembering Prof Shaheer

Professor Mohammad Shaheer left behind an enormous legacy for the landscape profession in India; his huge body of work will always exemplify the very best in landscape design, his writings are enduring and his inheritance continues through the many students taught by him.

This November and December, ISOLA (Indian Society of Landscape Architects) Delhi Chapter is paying a tribute to Professor M.Shaheer through a series of events at his cherished project sites.

REMEMBERING PROF.SHAHEER: A tribute is the first event at the Sanskriti Kala Kendra, Anandgram, New Delhi.

The event will begin with a talk by Dr. Priyaleen Singh on “Culture, Tradition, and Contemporary Indian Landscape Design: Mohammad Shaheer” at Sanskriti Kendra Auditorium.

This will be followed by a Walk around Sanskriti Kendra followed by a short visual presentation on Professor Shaheer.

Please do RSVP to confirm your attendance via email to rsvpevents.isoladelhichapter@gmail.com

 

Conference Registration

Registrations for the 12th ISOLA Annual Conference 2017 “CHANGING CLIMATES: EVOLVING LANDSCAPES” at Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa on January 21st (Friday) & 22nd (Saturday), 2016

Early Bird Registration opens on October 4th, 2016!

Click Here

For further information on the conference, visit us at:
Web: www.isolaconference.org
Twitter: @isolaconference
Facebook: www.facebook.com/isolaconference

See you in Goa!

 

Delhi Chapter Walk Series

The Delhi Chapter Walk Series 2016-17 (the third series) has begun with its first walk on October 1st, 2016, Saturday at the Aravalli Biodiversity Park to catch up with its nascent flora currently in bloom, with returningwalk leader, environmentalist Vijay Dhasmana.

The next walk is scheduled for November and the series will continue through March 2017.