Environmental Planning for Climate Change Resilient City in Jaipur, India
Department of Environmental Architecture of BNCA (Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture) in Pune, India runs a 2 year full time masters course in Environmental Architecture. During this course the 2nd semester focus for the design studio is Environmental Planning with Climate Change Resilient Cities. As the study area, it is Jaipur, a city in Rajasthan, India. Jaipur is considered amongst the first planned city of India with its rich heritage and built morphology. The most important influence of climate change on urban morphology is its impact on the ambient temperature which further gives rise to urban heat island effect on these dense areas of settlement. The study taken by students of BNCA is aiming to look at climate change scenarios for 2050 in the urban city limits.