CSE’s Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme organized a webinar cum capacity building programme on 24th June 2021 on 'Enabling thermal comfort, resource efficiency, liveability in a post pandemic world'. This programme was organized in collaboration with School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), University of Mysore (UoM). About 406 registrations were received for the event and around 250 participants attended the sessions. The participants were a mix of architecture, planning and engineering disciplines.
Following an inaugural address by Prof. B. Shankar, Director, SPA, UoM, the programme comprised of two technical sessions. The first session was delivered by Rajneesh Sareen on New Vaastu as an approach to address the built environment in a post-pandemic world. There is a need now to plan and design habitat in a way that ensures address to ecological balance, well-being and passive energies in a combined manner.
The second session titled Liveability in Mass Housing: Focus on PMAY by Mitashi Singh disseminated research findings from CSE’s latest assessment on mass housing and liveability which comprises a mapping of the ground reality in Indian cities. These sessions were delivered with a view to influence the curricula of the planning and architecture courses to incorporate liveability in a post-pandemic world as well as to bring an academic perspective to the discussions on the subject of liveability.