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Two landscape departments on different continents celebrated milestone anniversaries in the last couple of months. At the University of Sheffield, the department celebrated its five decades of existence while at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad, the program recently completed twenty five years. The landscape program at CEPT is rooted in the studies and research of the regional landscapes. The mandate as envisioned by the late Prof. Prabhakar B. Bhagwat is as relevant as it was a quarter century ago. Another defining decision under his mentorship was taken in 2012 when the program opened its doors to non-architects — students from natural science and engineering backgrounds. In India, the understanding of landscape architecture broad enough to include disciplines other than spatial design has remained a dream till now. The landscape education program at Sheffield adopts a teaching methodology by means of project work including ‘surveys, field studies and design projects of various kinds’ (the Sheffield method). This issue of the Journal describes the various stages of evolution of both these renowned departments.

In a special tribute, Neelkanth Chhaya remembers Kurula Varkey, an erudite and sensitive teacher associated with CEPT in late eighties and further on. “For his numerous contributions as an architect, urban planner, teacher, for his steadfast example of integrity and his tireless contributions to India and beyond, the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury selects Balkrishna Doshi as the 2018 Pritzker Laureate.” We reproduce a conference paper by Doshi from an archival issue of ‘DESIGN’ magazine to celebrate the occasion.

For complete version, refer the issue.
ICOMOS: Heritage & Democracy
Nupur Prothi Khanna, Antara Sharma and Ritika Khanna

CEPT Landscape Celebrates 25 Years
Geeta Wahi Dua

Landscape Program:
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, CEPT

Dr Deepa Maheshwari, Sandip Patil,
Bobby Sujan & Divya Priyesh Shah

Celebrating 50 Years of Landscape Architecture Education:
The University of Sheffield, UK

Jan Woudstra

About Design
Whither Design?
Iftikhar-mulk Chishti

Conversing with Nature
Sarthak Sinha

A Place for Expression and Togetherness
Anand Sonecha, SEA-Lab

Free-hand Drawing as a Thinking and Analytical Tool

Remembering KurulaVarkey
Neelkanth H. Chhaya

‘My Tryst with Hasmukhbhai’
Sanjay Sridhar

Between itself and the World: Ahmedabad
Riyaz Tayyibji

Here Comes the Heart Attack:
Encroaching on the Public Realm

Sameer Chadha

From Practice of Indulgence to Practice of Service
In conversation with Rahul Mehrotra

Ecology and Environment
Understanding the Blue Systems: Bengaluru
Maithily Velangi

Landscape Design
Hidden Experiences: Bungalow, Ahmedabad
Beyond Green

Rejuvenating & Restoring Nature:
Capgemini Technology Services India, Pune

SAMA Landscape Architects

Redefining the Order of Green:
Farm House, Nashik

Ritu Sharma

Abode-e-Burhanpur: Residential Landscape
Nachiket Gujar

Seeing the Unseen
Between Notion and Reality
B. V. Doshi

Book Reviews
Meticulous Process, Meticulously Documented
Book: Rethinking Conservation Series:
Humayun’s Tomb Conservation
Review by Urmila Rajadhyaksha

A Wanderer’s Companion
Book: A Walking Tour: Ahmedabad
Review by Nisar Khan

The Abode: When Fading Memories Enliven the Present
Book: Krishna Lodge
Review by Snehanshu Mukherjee

Garden Calendar
Grotech Landscape Developers

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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