10.02.2016 - 15:43:02
Presentation by Prof. G. Raheja
Title: "Redefining Urban Innovation for Inclusive Futures"
14.00 - 15.30, The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies invites you to a get together with tea and coffee after the presentation.
The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce that Prof. Gaurav Raheja, Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture & Planning, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (India), is going to visit the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies. He will give a presentation to which we cordially invite all interested scientists and students.
Prof. Gaurav Raheja:
Redefining Urban Innovation for Inclusive Futures
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 14.00–15.30 h
Venue: SG Building, Room SG 183, Geibelstraße 41, 47057 Duisburg
We warmly invite you to a get together or an extended discussion with tea and coffee subsequent to the presentation.
Urban inclusion is a fairly complex multi-layered phenomenon engaging diverse forms of knowledge domains. As futures progressively transcend into urban living formats, it needs a constant reorientation to adapt to the dynamically changing urban scenarios. Inclusion and exclusion of human forms in social participation, spatial landscapes, urban mobility and economic activities then becomes an impacting reality. Bringing human centric perspectives in urban living contexts forms the core intent of this talk. Through illustrations and cases of revitalising urban leftover spaces from urban Indian perspectives (of New Delhi), it shall attempt to reflect and redefine (the need for) urban innovation in light of urban age transformations. Embedded in this are the stories of spatial and social transformations addressing human diversity thereby evolving multidimensional viewpoints to interpret urban inclusion.
Dr. Gaurav Raheja is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee with over 10 years of teaching and research experience. His key area of research interest includes universal design, inclusive urban systems, human behaviour in space and visual communication. He is a recipient of the Mphasis Universal Design Award in 2010, conferred by NCPEDP, India. He is currently visiting Germany as a DAAD Science Tour Scholar 2016 on the theme City of the Future.
He serves as an Expert Member in various national committees in Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. Dr. Raheja is one of the co-authors of the Universal Design India Principles, copyrighted and released in 2011. He is a key consultant to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India for developing accessibility plans for some of the prestigious projects including Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi Airport, New Delhi Railway Station, etc. His doctoral research cited in World Disability Report 2011, published by WHO & World Bank, offers an insight into creation of Enabling Rural Built Environments using Universal Design approach.