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Sustainable Design
 
Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
I am intending to start doctoral thesis on sustainable housing in a city, case of Amritsar, India. Can anyone help me in deciding its validity and the course required to pursue it?
Has some city been dealt with in this manner in India or abroad? I am afraid I will not get a lot of base work for this. Guide me please.
Ranbir Kaur
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Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
We are all going sustainable now: reuse, recycle, reduce. Search for green architecture. That's a good topic.
Sherman Damuag
Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
Ranbir, "Sustainable housing" covers a lot of points. Sustainable can mean easy to build / maintain; sustainable can mean economic to build / maintain; sustainable can mean easy / economic to build / maintain in stages; sustainable can mean the use of locally available materials; sustainable can mean the use of locally renewable materials; sustainable can mean design geared to working with the climate; sustainable can mean design geared to working with the environment; and last but not least sustainable can mean design geared to local traditional culture or urban sub-culture. :)))
Frank John Snelling
Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
Thanks for your views Frank.
By sustainable housing, I mean eco-housing in ways of planning, design, construction and use of energy. I found that a lot is being done in foreign countries, but we are way behind. Even the city of Pune is doing a lot.

Please send your views. What can my scope of work be? I am an architect planner working as a lecturer in Amritsar.
Ranbir Kaur
Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
Thanks, Sherman. I did not understand whether sustainable housing is a good topic, or did you suggest that I change over to green architecture?

I also did not understand the meaning of 'we all are working towards sustainability...'. Nothing is happening in the cities except for conferences alone.
Ranbir Kaur
Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
Hi Ranbir,

Yes, nothing is really happenning in Indian cities because they are not being professionally managed. I suggest that you take a look at the newer developments like Mohali, Greater Noida, Noida, campuses of various large corporates like SAIL, TISCO, TELCO, etc.

What is not happenning is in cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, maybe Chennai, Bangalore, etc.

Delhi is not moving, but it has definitely started to crawl (on an absolute scale that is). We finally have a metro, flyovers, (jam packed as usual).. inferior quality of water in many localities, etc.

There is a lot happening in the professionally managed cities and towns of India (as I mentioned in the beginning). I would suggest that before starting on the sustainability aspect, you look into these small townships or cities (as the case may be).. visit them and prepare your own inferences. This is an organised world which is totally different from what we normally face in the major parts of urban India - namely chaos, pollution, bad roads, pot holes, poor infrastructure, etc.

You can also study the older planned places like Chandigarh or Bhuwaneshwar, etc. Maybe these will give you a positive outlook.

Just for your information, everything needs to be sustainable, this is basically an old hat with new clothes on it.. Just that we now know the right word or term to coin.
Chitradeep Sengupta
Thesis: Sustainable housing in Amritsar (India)
Sustainable development in India means a lot different from what the western world makes us believe, which is more focused on efficient use of energy and reduction in high enegry consuming materials. Unfortunately no body seems to be understanding the fact that in India the susutainable practices have been in existance for centuries. It is just that we need to first start respecting our own culture, tradition and value system which has been a integral part of our unique architectural evolution.
Srinivas Murthy
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