Placemaking
Week India

Mangaluru / Feb 2-6 / 2022

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Riverside Rejuvenation • Water-Sensitive Design • Community Collaboration • Climate-Responsive Planning • Sustainable Seaside Development • Cultural Placemaking

About

Creating public destinations at the water’s edge can build a strong constituency and political capital for cleaning sewage, solid waste and industrial contaminants, a problem for many of India’s water bodies.

The annual meeting of Placemaking India is being planned around a waterside placemaking theme at lakeside, riverbank and seafront locations from February 2 to 6, 2022 in Dakshin Kannada. The number of participants is being kept small as India recovers from the pandemic and not least due to the fragile ecosystem of the pristine Udupi coast where the activities are centred.

Knowledge-sharing and activities such as walkshops, huddles, hackathons and interventions will focus on the social, economic and cultural and ecological uses of waterbodies which range from stepwells to the ocean. Themes identified for elaboration at the event include community collaboration in riverside rejuvenation, sustainable seaside developments, water-sensitive design, climate-responsive planning and heritage-based placemaking.

Our intention is to emerge with a customised set of principles and practices for waterside placemaking, one that takes into account cultural and natural heritage of waterbodies and based on global best practice from our affiliates around the planet.

Placemaking Week India 2022

After a day of boots-on-
the-ground action,
put your feet up at the
hospitality hub of
Placemaking Week India

Venue

Paradise Lagoon, Placemaking Week India’s Hospitality Hub, is reserved for registered participants from Feb 2 to 6, 2022. It is spread across three acres and surrounded on three sides by the pristine backwaters of the Suvarna River, about 7.5 kms from Malpe in Udupi District.

The ten-minute walk to Hoode Beach leads you through the peaceful village of Thonse. An infinity pool and open-air restaurant are additional attractions of this property.

Accommodation includes breakfast and ranges from Rs. 1600 to 1800 per person per day for triple sharers, Rs. 2000 to 2200 for double occupancy and Rs. 4000 to 4200 for single occupancy. A 12% tax applies.

Schedule

02 Feb 2022

Wednesday 02.02.2022  • Udupi

10:00 AM

Arrival Day!

Tours and demonstrations led by Udupi creative placemaking entrepreneurs mentored by PlaceXplore Lab. Be led by locals on waterside walks in Malpe, or opt to paddle-board and surf with Kadal Sup.

4:00 PM

What makes a Place Phenomenal?

Legend and antiquity continue to draw the crowds to Udupi Sri Krishna Temple since the 13th century, when Madhvacharya installed an idol believed to have been worshipped by Rukmini. Feel the special vibes of Sri Krishna’s kshetra in a walk personally escorted by Udupi’s commissioner and state legislator through the Ashta Mathas of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.

7:30 PM

Welcome Dinner

Shivalli Brahmin feast hosted by Raghupati Bhat, Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly

03 Feb 2022

Thursday 03.02.2022 • Manipal

9:30 AM

The Blue Shift

Ten experiences from around the country in connecting people to water: sea forts, coastal commons, beaches, stepwells, lakeside developments, river walks.

Nirmitti Kendra

1:00 PM

South Kanara Konkani Lunch

Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village

4:30 PM

Regional hubs and task force huddles

Begin co-creating principles for waterside placemaking and collaborating for Placemaking Week India 2023. Lakeside encounters and networking.

6:30 PM

Sunset dinner and entertainment hosted by Udupi Nirmithi Kendra

04 Feb 2022

Friday 04.02.2022 • Mangaluru

10:00 AM

In an Antique Land

Multisensorial journey of old Bandar in Mangalore led by Nitte Institute of Architecture. Spot the opportunities for heritage-based placemaking in the antique port of Mangaluru Dakke, which welcomed Arab traders of yore and ferried goods and passengers to Lakshadweep and the Middle East.

1:00 PM

Lunch hosted by NITTE Institute of Architecture

3:00 PM

Urban climate readiness

Special session on urban climate-readiness presented by Mangaluru City Corporation.

Placemaking Week India 2022

4:00 PM

Netravati Riverside

Waterside activation experiences and interventions

6:00 PM

Raw to Burnt : Materiality in Placemaking

Exhibition and Event followed by Dinner

05 Feb 2022

Saturday 05.02.2022 • Malpe

9:30 AM

Seaside Place Activation

The day begins early with an interactive design exercise with local cultural entrepreneurs to develop immersive and vernacular place activation strategies.

1:30 PM

Lunch with Experential Food Theatre

Featuring immersive drinks tasting session of geographical indication (GI) tagged + locally abundant flowers for shots and immunity based refreshing drinks.

Mogaveera Lunch

3:00 PM

Investors’ Roundtable

Developers and placemakers negotiate sustainable development at a roundtable moderated by The Urban Vision

4:00 PM

Awards to Placemaking / Community-Based Tourism Entrepreneurs

Beachfront Flea market featuring local products, arts and crafts.

6:00 PM

Intangible heritage

The evening ends with spectacular folk and cultural dance featuring women’s groups.

06 Feb 2022

Sunday 06.02.2022 • Mangaluru

10:00 AM

Ground-breaking City-making

Finalise customised set of principles and practices for waterfront placemaking with decision-makers in government and industry. Break out sessions on education pathways and mid-career accreditation, goal-setting and action-planning for regional hubs and thematic task forces in 2022 and 2023-2025.

1:00 PM

Farewell lunch hosted by The Smart Citizen

3:30 PM

Return home or to hospitality hub

Placemaking India
Weekend 2019

Testimonials

Here’s what founding members had to say about Placemaking India Weekend 2019

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Speakers

George MP

Capacity building of policymakers led to developing accessible and barrier-free beaches in Kerala.

George MP

He is a development professional having an experience of 12 years in the social sector. He holds a master’s degree in social work and has 8 years of work experience alone in the field of public space development. He is a proud recipient of Smart Cities India Award 2018, and Accessible Tourism Destination 2019 (ATD) Special Mention. He also authored a Handbook for Constructing Accessible and Barrier-free Infrastructure in Public spaces, Leisure Zones and Tourism Destinations.

The Livable Cities India Project implemented by ESAF (Evangelical Social Action Forum) with the technical support of HealthBridge Foundation of Canada helped to address the accessibility issues of beaches in 6 districts of Kerala, India. ESAF provided technical support to Department of Tourism, Govt. of Kerala to implement “Barrier-free Kerala Tourism Project” at 15 waterside destinations across the state. As a result, 15 beaches scattered in 6 districts of Kerala were made accessible and these destinations can now be accessed by anyone irrespective of their disability.

George MP

Capacity building of policymakers led to developing accessible and barrier-free beaches in Kerala.

Speaker 2

He is a development professional having an experience of 12 years in the social sector. He holds a master’s degree in social work and has 8 years of work experience alone in the field of public space development. He is a proud recipient of Smart Cities India Award 2018, and Accessible Tourism Destination 2019 (ATD) Special Mention. He also authored a Handbook for Constructing Accessible and Barrier-free Infrastructure in Public spaces, Leisure Zones and Tourism Destinations.