Theory & Discourse
EXPANDING HORIZONS | Geeta Wahi Dua
LA 62
With the growth of cities in recent decades, spatial design professionals are expanding their areas of work in the area of policy formulation concerning urban design issues. Although unseen, it is an important role in the urban development.
With the growing cities, many new fields have emerged in the public domain, where spatial designers are making their presence felt. Their contribution is not only in designing public areas but also in the formulation of policies and legislations which provide a framework for these works. As mentioned in my article ‘Directing the Course’ in LA-57, I was curious to explore this crucial but unseen role. After my readings and discussions, I am happy to report some good results.

Now urban contexts are more expansive, complex, and multidisciplinary. Realms of working of designers have expanded to cover fields of urban planning and infrastructure, urban heritage and conservation, building regulations and bye-laws , affordable housing, and up-gradation works in rural areas to name a few.

Heritage and Conservation

INTACH with a pan Indian presence has been instrumental in giving opportunities to conservation architects, landscape architects, and planners to work in historic sites and precincts all over the country. It has recently declared in its Vision Plan for the next thirty-five years that it will strive to be the Government’s Advisor/Consultant for Policymaking on Culture and Heritage.

 
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