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volume 7 | issue 3
The idea of Leisure (the theme of ISOLA Annual Conference 2010 held in Goa) has more to do with a state of mind than the ways in which to achieve it. This issue of the journal presents articles that take the idea of leisure away from mundane representations of the subject in projects of resorts, hotels and getaway farm houses. Leisure and recreation often overlap. Two featured projects exemplify the role of city public parks as spaces for active leisure and recreation.
After ASIAD 1982, the capital is gearing up for one of the biggest sports events ever held in the country, the Commonwealth Games 2010. With the construction and renovation budget in Delhi already exceeding Rs 15,000 crores for the event, urban development and infrastructure works are taking place in the city at an unprecedented speed. Such a massive development in a thickly populated city of a complex character has its own set of issues including the alleged nature of works, missing the opportunity to address serious infrastructure concerns of the city, overruling of serious environmental issues of building of Commonwealth Village on the Yamuna river bed among others. With this issue we are starting a series of special sections on the event for our readers about key urban development works, discussions with design professionals and officials of development agencies working on these projects and interactions with other experts and citizens concerned about the city.


Leveraging Leisure ISOLA Annual Conference, Goa


Paradise in Paradise - M. Shaheer


Locating Leisure
- Anjali Jain

Rejuve-nature | Osho Teerth Park, Pune
- Ketaki Godbole

Greenway – Sustainable Urban Life
- Akash Hingorani

Roopniwas & Rajniwas Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Dr Shikha Jain

Landscape Architecture in Ancient India
Seasonal Significance & Emotive Element

- Dr Uma Vaidya

Garden Pond Management - From Science to Design
- Ng Kok Hong


Zensar Technologies Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra
- Ravi Gavandi | Varsha Gavandi


Landscape Design and Gardens in Islamabad
- Dr Abdul Rehman


In conversation with Sanjay Mohe

commonwealth games

Commonwealth Games 2010 | Part 1
Delhi Map | Project Lists | Beijing Olympics 2008
Interview with KK Sharma, Principal Secretary, PWD


Sustainable Landscape Design
Vinita Vijayan Pugal

book review

New Delhi: Making of a Capital
Review by: M. Shaheer

Gardens of Delight: Indian Gardens through the Ages
Review by: Sathya Prakash Varanashi

project wall

Landscape practices in India are currently working on…

know your plants

Maharukh, Ailanthus exelsa
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