RE-VISIONING CITIES IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS ERA: ANature Led Planning & Development Approach – Lecture
The James Robert Vethavanam (JRV) Memorial Lecture series kicked off with a resounding call to action as Architect PK Das, renowned for his commitment to sustainable and equitable urban development, delivered an inspiring lecture titled “RE-VISIONING CITIES IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS ERA: A Nature Led Planning & Development Approach.”
Held at Dewan President, PAM Centre, the event drew professionals, architects, and visionaries eager to reshape the future of urban landscapes. The lecture series, which seeks to honor JRV’s legacy and promote ethical urban development, proved to be a transformative platform.
Architect PK Das, a prominent voice in Mumbai’s urban planning, highlighted the critical need to preserve open spaces and promote sustainable development in our cities. He emphasized the role of architects and builders in shaping land use and biodiversity and their responsibility in addressing climate change.
With a career spanning years of activism and projects championing sustainable cities, PK Das envisions architecture and town planning as forces guided by democratic ideals. His dedication to neighborhood-based city planning and public space expansion has garnered national and international recognition, including prestigious awards like the ‘Urban Age Award’ and the ‘Jane Jacobs Medal.