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Webinar – The scope of an Urban planner for the society


Purposefully the event is kept on a ‘Sunday evening‘ for the aspiring students who seek to choose urban planning as a career path hence the discussions will be held accordingly. 

With the motivation to spread awareness on the profession of urban planning, I thought to use technology to add the enabling in disseminating basic principles and applications of urban planning in the society. The event will be focussing on the role of an urban planner in terms of various functions in diversified fields one can perform.

Urban planning is a field full of fascination as an Urban Planning professional gets connected with the society in many manners. At times the involvement is direct, however, at most of the times, the involvement is indirect and invisible. Yet, the presence is essentially required for better operations. Whether it be transportation services network, city economics, legal aspects concerning land and its management, environmental planning & monitoring, water conservation and hydrological investigations, infrastructure services, social facilities, international societal tasks and so on. In addition, with the advancement of the technology, the role has become more important for improving the quality of life of citizens using smarter solutions. The webinar is intended to discuss some of the key areas of exploration and application by an urban planning aspirant or professional. What a planner can do!!!
  • Level of the event – Basic
  • Pre-requisite – Understanding of English language – No specific background required

The event will be held online, (Tickets available for free with registration in below image – Click on GET TICKET).  There is a mention of JULY by mistake, however, the event will be for one hour, and it will be online.


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Prof. Bhasker Bhatt is a Town Planner and Civil Enginee. He has been very active with design thinking based training program as an expert conducting workshops.He completed his masters in town planning with a research on Road Safety Audit. As far as academics are concerned, he has been excellent and awarded with several Gold Medals during Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate studies. He had provided his services in the field of consultancy at national as well as international level through working with multilateral organisations such as The World Bank and United Nations Development Project-India. Research areas of him include Road Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Statistical Analysis Techniques, GIS and Climate Change effects in urban areas.He is actively associated with several professional organisations and serving various prestigious posts for better interaction among educational, engineering and planning fraternity. He has more than 6 years’ experience in technical consultancy and about 6 years of engineering teaching. He has guided about 23 PG Dissertations and 10+ UG projects as well as a few AMIE projects. Towards continuous upgradations of skills and technological advancements, he has attempted 50+ events consisting of workshops, training programs, seminars, conventions, and symposiums. He frequently organises events for students and faculty members that ignite active academic upgradations and industrial interaction. He has published more than 56 technical research papers in conferences and journals. Several of his research articles are awarded with Best Paper honor during conferences. Most of all his works are available online for reference along with projects and dissertation reports. He is fascinated to conduct academic and exposure trips for students through putting his network of acquaintances to best of use.Prof. Bhasker is a recipient of “Best Section Management Committee Member of ISTE Gujarat Section 2015”. Also, he was honoured by “Pedagogical Innovation Award 2015” by the GTU for his efforts and contributions in engineering education. At the GTU he was a Master Trainer for Faculty Development Programs conducted at the University wherein he trained more than 350+ teachers of diverse engineering discipline. 1500+ students have attended his sessions on Design Thinking approach that ignites the engineering insights and motivates the engineering brain to increase capabilities, drastically. Recently he has been active with Startup Weekend Surat (powered by Google Inc.) as a trainer. He has developed his own learning portal, for learners - completely free of cost to best serve the purpose of spreading knowledge.

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