Environmental Perspectives for Master Plans

Date and Time

June 3, 2024

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Online via Zoom

Shirley Ballaney

Architect and Urban Planner

Moderator Srinivas Chokkakula

President and Chief Executive, CPR

The TREADS Initiative with the support of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) invites you to the second talk of the series Water-Centric Master Planning in India on :

Environmental Perspectives for Master Plans

Speaker: Shirley Ballaney, Architect and Urban Planner

Monday, 3rd May 2024, 3:00 PM IST. This event will be held online over Zoom.

About the event:
The practice of statutory master planning is undergoing a significant shift. The newly prepared master plans are attempting to move away from traditional land use plans towards incorporating creative zoning approach for environmental protection. In addition, Local Area Plans (LAPs) and town planning schemes, are gaining increasing traction in the broader master plan framework to facilitate implementation. The talk series would focus on the various aspects of land use zoning regulation, its potential and challenges, and the practice of LAP and TP schemes for water body protection.

About the speaker:
Shirley Ballaney is an architect and an urban planner with over 25 years of experience in the arena of statutory urban planning, policy & development and has worked in many cities of India on a wide array of projects.  Whilst she has demonstrated expertise and capacity in preparing statutory city development plans, town planning/land pooling schemes and area development plans as a team leader, she has also led comprehensive mapping exercises for urban heritage, environmental and public assets for cities with precision.

She was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge in 2005-06. She is currently engaged in preparing a Vision Plan for AUDA, land pooling schemes & local area plans for Varanasi and writing a land pooling policy for UP Industrial Department.  She has recently completed drafting the land pooling legislation for Chennai / Tamil Nadu and preparing the urban curriculum for the IAS Officers Training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie.  She has in her career done land pooling schemes for an area of about 100 sq kms in various cities of India.  She has also written extensively about them and conducted training for various officials of the planning departments in India.