Amity Jaipur Organizes Five Day Faculty Development Programme on Sustainable Development Goals
The world is facing acute environmental, political and economic challenges that require urgent resolutions in order to achieve and sustain a healthy living condition for all. The United Nations has established certain Sustainable Development Goals that aim to build sustainable communities a round the world. The Policy Commission of India has adopted extensive steps for this development. Following the same stream, School of Architecture & Planning of Amity University Rajasthan has scheduled a five day faculty development Programme (Virtual mode) on the theme “Localization of SDG 11 for Indian Cities and Communities, from 3-7th January 2022. The objective of the FDP is to provide an understanding of the diverse goals of sustainable development with respect to build environment and to highlight various realms of spatial planning that can include the context of the SDGs. Furthermore, it also aims to demonstrate examples of related works which would consequently motivate and guide the faculties in planning and related domains domain. The programme also has something for research initiatives and projects. The event has around 60 eminent intellectuals as its participants belonging from various esteemed institutions. The Five Day Faculty Programme is being conducted under the motivational direction of the Founder President of Amity Group Hon’ble Dr Ashok K Chauhan and Hon’ble Dr Aseem K Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University Rajasthan. The inaugural session of the FDP was graced by the presence of The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof (Dr) Rakesh Bhatnagar and Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) Amit Jain, and Prof Anurag Varma-Director, Amity School of Architecture & Planning, who welcomed the guests. The key speakers of the event will be speaking on topics related sustainable development and its goals. Ar Neeraj Gupta, Vice Chancellor (In-charge), Central University of Rajasthan will be sharing his views on ‘Creating safe and sustainable urban spaces’. Dr. R. K. Vijayvargiya Chief Town Planner, Government of Rajasthan and Director Town Planning, Jaipur Development Authority, will be speaking on, ‘Strategies to create Affordable Housing in the State’. Apart from these there will be speakers from different IITs like IIT Khadagpur, IIT Hyderabad, NIT Raipur, NIUA, New Delhi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, National Rail and Transportation Institute, Vadodara, Town and Country Planning Organization, Noida. The event will be attended by research scholars and other professionals also. The Five Day FDP is being coordinated by Ar Prashant Vijayvargiya and Ar Swechha Roy. Both of them are working with Amity University Rajasthan as Assistant Professors in Amity School of Architecture and Planning.