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Talks on Cities

NEW DELHI31 Oct 2012

Venue Conference Pavilion, Indraprastha "Millennium" Park, Gate No. 1, Ring Road, Sarai Kale Khan
Opening Time10:00 AM

Engage in a discussion with great minds from India and Germany who’ll meet in the Talks on Cities, focusing on issues related to Modernism, Architecture and Urbanism as well as to Urban Development, Sustainability and Mobility in our cities.


Discussion 1: 10.30 am

Baukultur and Modernism - Modernism, Architecture and Urbanism

Panelists :

K.T. Ravindran, Urban Designer, Prof.em. School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

A G Krishna Menon, Architect, Urban planner and Conservation consultant, Convenor of INTACH’s Delhi Chapter

Marta Doehler-Behzadi, Urban planner, Head of Division Baukultur and protection of the urban architectural heritage in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Germany

Regina Bittner, Cultural theorist and curator, Associate Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation


Discussion 2: 2:00 pm

The City and the Street. Urban Development, Sustainability and Mobility

Dinesh Mohan, Volvo Chair Prof.em. for Biomechanics and Transportation Safety, Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Paromita Roy, Architect, Urban designer, Senior Consultant, Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC)

Bernd Kniess, Architect and Urban planner, Professor for Urban Design at the HafenCity University in Hamburg

Reiner Nagel, Architect and Urban planner, Head of Department for Urban Planning and Open Space at the Ministry of Urban Development Berlin


5:00 pm - Guided Walk with the artist Markus Heinsdorff (limited capacity)

The Moderator for the discussions would be Madhav Raman, Architect, Anagram Architects and Studio InSitu, Delhi

The project is part of the "Architektur und Baukultur" initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.