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Planners’ Circle: Master Plan(ning) for Urban Water Bodies

June 21, 2023

TREADS@CPR, in collaboration with NMCG and NIUA, conceived Planners’ Circle as a forum to draw on the experiential wisdom of expert planners about the structure and rationalities of the statutory Master Plan instrument to address water-centric urban planning.

The Planners’ Circle convened its first panel with a distinguished set of planners on June 2, 2023. Dr. Bimal Patel of CEPT University gave the keynote address, while Mr. Asok Kumar IAS, DG-NMCG, chaired the convening and Dr. Srinivas Chokkakula, MoJS Research Chair and Lead, TREADS@CPR, moderated the discussion.

The key insights (attached here) gathered and distilled from the panel discussion aims to generate useful debate and inform research on the scope and relevance of Master Plans in the governance of urban water bodies and river systems.