Online interactive sessions with critical appraisal of basic concepts of Urban Design conducted by Urban Design graduates or assistant professors and visiting lecturers from the top Urban Design graduate programs in the world - Columbia University GSAPP, New York City; Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge; Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge; School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL, London, KU Leuven Belgium, working in internationally renowned Urban Design offices across the world, from North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Online interactive classes with critical appraisal of basic concepts of urban design conducted by Urban Design graduates or associate professors from the top Urban Design graduate programs in the world - Columbia University GSAPP, New York City; Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge; Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge; School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi; Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, London working in internationally renowned Urban Design offices across the world, from North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Organized by Sreyash Dasgupta, Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP, New York City.
Introduction to Digital Techniques in Urban Design
Doctoral researcher, KU Leuven Belgium
MSc. Urbanism and Strategic Planning, KU Leuven, Belgium
MSc. Human Settlements, KU Leuven, Belgium
M.Arch (Urban Design) CEPT University, India
B.Arch Jamia Millia Islamia, India
Ashim is a doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium. He is part of the Urbanism and Architecture (OSA) research group affiliated with the International Centre of Urbanism (ICoU) at KU Leuven. His research analyses the ongoing urbanization, receding ecological resilience and climate impacts in the Himalayan region. He has received the PhD Scholarship for Researchers from the South at KU Leuven, Stichting DAIDA funds and the JN Tata endowment award for pursuing his research. Ashim is a founding principal at Ekatra, collaborative design-research practice and part of the sanitation think team at BasicShit. He regularly contributes articles to the MyLiveableCity magazine and coordinates the Regen Lab at the Trust for Regeneration of Indian Settlements.
Ashim’s work has provided engagements with communities, local governments, not-for-profit organizations, consultancy firms and academia on research, urban design and planning projects across several scales. Over the past decade, Ashim worked on projects in Nepal, China, UAE, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Belgium, and extensively in India, including a few award-winning projects. His approach to urbanism is interdisciplinary, where the projects have address issues housing, city development, ecology and infrastructure.
Before joining KU Leuven as a researcher, Ashim worked as a senior urban designer at AECOM’s Design Planning and Economics team in India. As a project manager, he was responsible for designing and implementing several public realms, capacity building, and mobility projects in four Indian cities (i.e. Ludhiana, Vizag, Tirupati and Panaji) the Smart City Missions program. As an urban designer with Building Design Partnership, India, he was part of the master planning teams for two new Indian Institutes of Technology in the Himalayas and the Indian desert. As a visiting faculty, he has also taught several theoretical courses and guided nine successful dissertations from 2011 to 2019 at the faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Ashim received as a VLIR-OUS scholar a Master’s degree in Human Settlements and a Masters in Urbanism and Strategic planning (2014-2016) from KU Leuven. He participated in two UN-Habitat ARCADIS Shelter missions to Banjarmasin Indonesia and a Post-disaster recovery mission to Kathmandu Nepal in 2015. Ashim previously completed his Master’s In Urban Design at CEPT University (2009) as GATE scholar and was trained in architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics at Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in New Delhi (2007).