varanasi-headerIIT-Kgp students present ideas for improving water urbanism in Varanasi

The Times of India (May 6, 2018)

New York: Students from America's Columbia University and India's IIT Kharagpur have presented unique ideas for improving urban life and reinventing water urbanism in Varanasi, according to an Indian official here.

Seven teams, comprising post-professional urban design students at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the graduate students and scholars from IIT Kharagpur recently made final presentations on the project "Rethinking Water Urbanism in Varanasi" as part of their cirriculum at the Indian Consulate here.

"The future of Varanasi lies somewhere in these presentations. Varanasi is the window into India, the fountainhead of our civilization. These designs are planted on the ground, small changes that can make big differences," India's Counsel General in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty told PTI. (Read More)