POST-EARTHQUAKE REDEVELOPMENT OF GANDHI NU GAM AT LUDIYA

Post 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Gandhi nu Gam at Ludiya was one of the sixteen villages where Vastu Shilpa Foundation was involved with the rehabilitation process. It involved the construction of 455 traditional bhungas together with three schools, a grass bank, community buildings, production centres, religious shrines, the electricity network and a water harvesting system.

Written and Contributed by Footprints EARTH

DESIGNING WATER SYSTEMS FOR RANCHI

The promise of piped water supply or groundwater via borewells for informal settlements contributes to a vicious cycle. The relationship of communities to natural resource regions is severed, leading to dependence on piped systems or groundwater, both of which are themselves finite sources. Integrated Design studied existing water stresses in the informal settlements of Ranchi to revive or strengthen their links to local water resources.

Written and Contributed by Integrated Design

KTK-BELT PROJECT – THE VERTICAL UNIVERSITY

It was born to create “living classrooms” stretching from Koshi Tappu (220 feet), Nepal’s largest aquatic bird sanctuary, to Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,169 feet), the world’s third tallest peak to teach and conserve the 6,600 flowering plant species, 800 bird species and 180 mammals that are found in eastern Nepal.

Written and Contributed by KTK-BELT Studio