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Thursday, October 12 • 15:00 - 16:15
Panel: What Are Streets For?

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How can the world's busiest streets act as destinations as well as thoroughfares?

As in many Indian cities, the streets of Ahmedabad are its most vital public spaces, supported by mixed land uses and informal street activity. When the city implemented a bus rapid transit system in 2009, at first it benefited the bazaar and informal street life of one of the city's prime arterials, but after a road widening, conditions became dangerous.

Join Abhijit Lokre, who led the design team for Ahmedabad's BRT system, along with his team from The Urban Lab to explore the conflicts between city planning, design, traffic engineering, and the life of our streets.

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Abhijit Lokre

Founder and Partner, The Urban Lab
Abhijit Lokre is founder and partner at TUL with over fifteen years of work experience. He is also visiting Associate Professor at CEPT University. He teaches courses related to street design, public transport planning and transit infrastructure design. He has co-authored a book titled... Read More →

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Shelly Kulshrestha

Founder & Partner, The Urban Lab
Shelly Kulshrestha is an architect and planner.  She is a founder partner of “The Urban Lab”, Ahmedabad which provides professional services in the area of urban planning, design and management.  She has worked on assignments related to redevelopment, parking policy and disaster... Read More →
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Sandeep Paul

Associate, The Urban Lab
Sandeep Paul is an urban designer and works as an Associate at The Urban Lab, India. He  has gained experience of working on BRT and street design projects linking transport and urban design, primarily in linking public spaces with transit infrastructure. He has been involved in... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands