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Over the last many years, the Journal has tried to showcase the breadth of the fields of landscape architecture spanning over diverse regions of India. It has reviewed and /or presented projects, and shared the viewpoints of thinkers from across the country. To help us identify unique landscape and spatial planning aspects with their respective transformational forces—cultural, economical and social factors—we have started an annual issue based on an Indian city. It will perhaps, allow us to examine in detail, the unique historical layers, natural setting and the culture of the city and its attitude towards nature and the designed landscape.

Pune, as with other Indian cities having a strong relationship with a natural setting, possesses many such qualities that have evolved over the times. Located in the foothills of Sahyadri mountain range, with central city core built around the confluence of two rivers – the Mula and Mutha, Pune, with strong cultural roots in the areas of music, theatre and cinema that are very much alive and thriving, enjoys a unique position in the minds of the residents of Maharashtra and beyond.

A large part of the citizens’ mind-set centers around living in comfortable and unpretentious neighborhoods, riverside visits, excursions, cultural evenings and plays at Shanivarwada and Balgandharva mandir, walks by peths, the grand open spaces of Pune University and the Army Cantonment, heritage buildings and settlements, hillside temples all intrinsically linked with nature. Often called a ‘Pensioners Paradise’ and at times, referred to as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune presents a rich and diverse mix of living environments with a strong community and cultural spirit.

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The Unsung Hero
Devayani Deshmukh Upasani

About Planting and Saving Trees
Mohammad Shaheer

Pune titheykaiunay: In Pune Nothing in Lacking
Dr Abhijit Natu

Striking Contrasts of Pune’s Landscapes
Kiran Kalamdani

How Green is My City? : A Punekar’s Perspective
Manjusha Ukidve

Pune University Park
Shankar Brahme

Environmental Activism in Pune
Santosh Shintre

Pune Map
Tanuja Godse and Pallavi Dhomse

Nature Conservators
In conversation with Ketaki Ghate and Manasi Karandikar

Design | Nature | Art: In conversation with JayantDharap
Shivram Somasundaram

The Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design
In conversation with Prasanna Desai
YashadaWagle and Tanvi Savant

pune | landscape practices
Landscape Practices

pune | view from within
Winds of Change: Magarpatta Township
Geeta Wahi Dua

seeing the unseen
Gaitonde: The Spirit of his Painting
Narendra Dengle

book reviews
In Search of the Liveable Indian City
Destination 100 | Volume 1 | The making of smart cities in India by 2047

Review by Riyaz Tayyibji

know your plants
Amla, Phyllanthusemblica

Green Circus

NOTE: List of articles and contents of the editorials given in each issue is not exhaustive.
For complete list refer the respective issue.
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