Kaimbwala-Sukhna Ecological Zone

A part of the CUL2014 proposal, an interdisciplinary group of students from Urban Design and Planning and Architecture developed a proposal for an ecological zone centered on Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake, the reserved forest and the agricultural lands in between centered on Kaimbwala village. Tremendous work by Michelle Rostami, Lynn Fredenburg and Greta Tjelveit.   Share/Bookmark

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Rajendra Park, trash recycling proposal

Based on the work that they did for CUL2014, here is a trash recycling urban landscape proposal developed by masters landscape architecture students Shih Chia Chiu and Hao Liang – submitted for ASLA student awards competition! Share/Bookmark

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“Chandigarh Master Plan 2031 Draft” is now published!

The long anticipated Chandigarh Master Plan 2031 Draft has just been published online by Chandigarh Administration. It is in the comment period right now [NO LONGER - edited], so please study it and send comments. This Master Plan will form the springboard for our work in Chandigarh Urban Lab 2014. You can also download the whole […]

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Vikramāditya Prakāsh’s lecture on Deruralization-Chandigarh at Harvard, February 2013.

Vikramāditya Prakāsh’s presentation on the work of the Chandigarh Urban Lab at Harvard in February 2013 is now available online. Introduced by Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of Urban Design at the GSD. http://vimeo.com/61968037 Share/Bookmark

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Vikas Marg – a “Signature Street” for greater Chandigarh.

Chandigarh’s V2 were conceived in the master plan as high speed thoroughfares with commercial blocks on one side (north) and multi-level institutional buildings on the other (south). One of them, Vikas Marg, remains undeveloped, with most of the land owned by the city, save few pockets occupied by urban villages. An interstate bus terminus is […]

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Regional Urbanization 1950 – Present

A Graphical Animation of Chandigarh’s Regional Development This trend in growth from 1950 to the present serves as the basis for the IP2012 multimodal transit proposals. picasion.com Share/Bookmark

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A Vision for the Northwest Periphery

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The Envisioned Periphery: 1952

                To maintain the aesthetic of the “City Beautiful,” Le Corbusier envisioned the periphery to be a large green space whose agriculture would support the city. He valued views of the mountains and open, natural spaces. Agriculture on the periphery would support the city. Under Le Corbusier, the […]

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