Mangaluru, Jan 05, 2018: A stakeholder meeting representing different sections of the society to discuss the potential of transforming Mangalore city’s urbanization towards a resilient and sustainable future was conducted by Faculty of Architecture, MAHE at KMC, Mangalore .
The objective of the panel discussion was to debate the urban complexities and challenges faced by Mangalore City and steps to be taken towards developing sustainable development proposals in areas of affordable housing, transit-oriented development, improved pedestrianisation, coastal tourism, socio-economic growth and other physical infrastructure. The students of Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Development, FOA presented an overview of Mangalore’s existing infrastructure and environment.
The meeting also discussed various heritage and conservation activities, governance priorities, civic engagement, and awareness, among others. The stakeholder panelists included Shankar Bhat, former Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation, Yatish Baikampady, CEO of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, M. Padmanabha Pai, Correspondent, Canara Engineering College, Shashidhar Shetty, National Environment Care Federation, Abdulla A Rehman, Anti-Pollution Drive Foundation and Mahesh Nayak, Mangalore Today Magazine.
The faculty included Architects specializing in Sustainable Development, City Planning, Environmental Planning and Climate Change represented by Prof. Pradeep Kini, Prof. Purushottam Kesar, Prof. Niren Jain and Prof. Anil Pai respectively from Faculty of Architecture, MAHE and supported by the Director of the Institute, Prof. Nishant H Manapure.