Lecture by Prof. Utpal Sharma

December 11, 2008






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December 3, 2008

A french newspaper clip about saving French geological heritage.



December 2, 2008

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Sabarmati workshop

December 2, 2008

CEPT as an institution houses diverse discplines, that need a forum to come together, and engage in some interdisciplinary exploration.

Exploring the Sabarmati Riverfront offers an opportunity for the CEPT as a whole to engage with the city on issues of water, agriculture/ nature and built environment.

The different strands of issues and inter-relations emerging in the river basin explorations form the focus of this workshop.


Prof. Vasavada notes

(please click on the link above to access the notes)

Lecture by Prof. R.I. Shah

December 1, 2008


Day 1- 24 November 2008

Introduction to workshop by Prof. Kohn – 1

Introduction to workshop by Prof. Kohn – 2

Introduction to CEPT initiatives in Ahmedabad by Prof. Chhaya

Day 2 – 25 November 2008

A case for a people-friendly approach by Prof. Kohn

Introducing the analysis of the Sabarmati River Basin

Day 3 and 4 – 26/ 27 November 2008

Draft presentations by students on analysis of Sabarmati River Basin

Day 5 – 28 November 2008

Final analysis of Sabarmati River Basin (Updated)

Lecture by Prof.R.J. Vasavada

Day 6 and 7 – 29/30 November 2008

Visit to sites along the Sabarmati

Day 8 – 1 December 2008

Lecture by Prof.Utpal Sharma

Presentation of site visit narratives

Lecture by R.I. Shah

Day 9 – 2 December 2008

Presentation of site visit narratives continued

Day 10 – 3 December 2008

Discussion on issues to be pursued further

Day 11 – 4 December 2008

Tying up strings of issues – patterns/ opportunities along the river

Day 12 – 5 December

Lecture by Dr. Darshini Mahadevia

Day 13 – 6 December

Work started in 3 groups – tackling the whole river basin, a 20 km stretch between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, and a 20 km stretch south of the Vasna barrage

Day 14 – 7 December

Identifying issues, prioritising

Day 15 – 8 December

Lecture by Dr. Parthasarathy

Day 16 – 9 December

Lecture by Prof. Chhaya

Day 17 – 10 December

Students ‘ discussion with resource persons

Day 18 – 11 December

Concluding session with Prof.Kohn

Day 19 – 12 December

Students work on final presentation

Day 20 – 13 December

Exhibition of students’ work on CEPT campus

Day 21 – 14 December

Student presentation at Sunday Market, Ellis Bridge

Group 1: V.S. Vigneswar, Udit Gupta, Mudra


Group 2: Nisreen, Dolly, Rajeshwari


Group 3: Arjav, Mansi, Vijal, Saurabh


Group 4: Sneha, Shravan, Sukanto, Juhi


Group 5: Sweta, Gami, Heena


(The works of the remaining groups forthcoming)

(Notes from introduction given by Prof. Chhaya)

The first exercise of the workshop was the analysis of the environs of the entire stretch of the Sabarmati River. The participants were given a Google Earth image of the entire length of the Sabarmati basin and the reading of patterns on the map was discussed. In discussion with the students, it was found that the following could be observed from the google image:

settlements, farmlands, forest areas, eroded bad lands, grazing lands (gochar), estuarine areas, wet lands, industry, linkages/ movement.

In terms of a document, the students were also required to record elevations of places, important landmarks not covered above, and distances from nearest urban centres.