Re-Emerging Localities in the Post Pandemic Era
This Urban Design Studio of the third semester focused on Re-emerging Localities of the Indian City in Covid/Post-covid times, to explore our role to strengthen resilience and sustenance from within. This was initiated by using the advantage of distribution of students across the length and breadth of this country in a diverse range of urban, semi-urban and rural settlements where they live and belong. We have had the advantage of seeing, through this work, 23 localities in 19 cities re-emerging from the Covid onslaught and pushing towards normalcy in diverse ways. We have also seen different communities that comprise these localities and the range of preferences they have expressed about how their localities can be better places to live through the facilitation and contribution of urban designers as members of the community. This was an unprecedented experiment set within unprecedented times and the collective outcome of such an attempt would form a unique body of knowledge and experience regarding place-making in localities through and beyond the pandemic. The work is being compiled as part of the Pandemic Year Book publication of the department.