Manthan Samvaad is a daylong feast of thoughts and ideas held on Oct 2nd. It is where we hear ‘The Finest Minds, On Things That Matter’.
K T Ravindran, Architect spoke on “The Future of Indian Cities” at this Manthan
K T Ravindran
Prof K.T. Ravindran is Dean Emeritus at the RICS School of Built Environment. He was earlier a Dean and Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Design at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi for over two decades. He is also the Founder and President of the Institute of Urban Designers – India, a professional association of qualified urban designers. Prof. Ravindran is a member of the academic boards of a number of universities in India and teaches classes such as “Urban Morphology” and “Humanizing Cities”. His work focuses on the development of cities, and more specifically on the inclusion and conservation of heritage buildings in modern urban spaces.
He is now nominated as Member of the Advisory Board for the United Nations Capital Master Plan, a five member committee drawn from around the world, advising the Secretary General of the United Nations on the ongoing UN project in New York. Very interested in vernacular building traditions, he proves that creativity in design is of utmost importance to develop solid projects, insofar as the architectural challenges facing Indian city-dwellers can only be overcome with new solutions as well as their full participation and belief in what architects propose.