The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, has collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a course to study urbanization in the current developing world.
IIT Kharagpur Director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti told media persons about this course as he said, "The course, set to start from October, would see a collaboration between the IIT's Department of Architecture and Regional Planning and the MIT's School of Architecture and Planning. A joint report will be produced by MIT and IIT, final presentation will be made at MIT at a two-day colloquium in April 2017. The practicum will be organized at Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal. Santiniketann represents the epitome of an older, nationalist imagery of cultural pastoralism, a pastoralism that defined the arts as much as it under-girded emphasis on the rural and the agrarian from which a modern economy would emerge."
Giving details about the course, Chakrabarti said, "The course will dwell on how planning can evolve practicable norms, within a given ecological, regulatory, and investment terrain and climate, through which diverse range of economic and social styles of activity, as well as a plurality of ecological, cultural terrains can continue to have a future. The course will also prepare a strategic plan for environmental stewardship, watershed management and historic preservation of the Khowai landform, close to the university, with its surrounding biodiversity in the context of growth. A technical model would be unveiled for delineating the region. Student group size will be 6-8 from each institute. Primarily graduate students, and few advanced undergraduate students will be enrolled for this course. The students would be divided into four groups working on the research agenda."
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