Public Lecture hosted by "City at it's limits" series: "Contrapuntal View: Tactical Urbanism in Bengaluru" by Sri Naresh Narasimhan, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1700hrs

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Urban and Mobility Studies Programme 

 

 

Invites you to a Public Event Series entitled

 

City at its Limits

 

 

Sri Naresh Narasimhan

Managing Partner at Venkataramanan Associates, Bengaluru

 

Will speak on

 

 Contrapuntal View: Tactical Urbanism in Bengaluru

 

 Chairperson: Dr. Hemangini Gupta, NIAS

 

 

Date:               Thursday, 14th June, 2018

Time:               5:00 PM (Coffee/Tea at 4.30 PM)

Venue:             Lecture Hall, NIAS

 

Abstract:   Globally we are witnessing the continuing failure of centralized and sectoral planning mechanisms, particularly in cities. The unplanned and unbridled growth of urban areas, massive resource constraints, and continuing dominance of fossil fuel era planning theories which privilege “big pipe “ projects are leading to unsustainable outcomes. This talk will focus on alternate ways of thinking and acting on urban issues and the challenges of altering entrenched mindsets in governance and activism in spatial transformation particularly with reference to Bengaluru.

 

About the Speaker: Naresh V Narasimhan is the Managing Partner at VA - Venkataramanan Associates, a second-generation multi-disciplinary award-winning architecture firm based in Bangalore. Steeped in values of design quality, integrity, commitment and ethics, VA has held a steady reputation for the design of benchmark projects across typologies since 1969. Naresh trained as an architect at the Manipal Institute of Technology, & further studied risk management at Harvard in 1995. He founded MOD Institute, an action-oriented think tank addressing urban design issues, was a founding member of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force and is a trustee of Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy. His interests range from politics, governance & communication strategies to cinema, art, and popular culture.

 

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All are cordially invited

 

 

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Hemangini Gupta <NIASurban@gmail.com>

Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018