P I P A V A V … …
Port + City + Region……………….
Faculty of Public Planning and Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad M.Plan, Industrial Area Plng. & Mgmt, A Course sponsored by GIDC, Semester II/IV
[PORT AND PORT CITY PLANNING]
Hypothesis: “Marine Ports or Coastal Cities developing in isolation with each other lose on the mutual Spin offs and Economics of Scale. When they develop together as a Port and City region they are to gain major profits in terms of spatial, social, economic, and trade practices. The aim is to develop the two in a manner so as to “Maximize Synergies and Minimize Conflicts”.
The Course: The Batch:
The advent of the 21st century has brought the world to the doorstep of united development. In today’s world no ‘True advancement’ can take place in isolation. Any ‘intervention’ into the society with an aim of raising the development indices of living have to be carefully planned, executed and management through the Life cycle of the ‘intervention’. It is in this quest for diligent, renewed, continuous and committed growth that today the word ‘Industry’ no longer is used in its usual parlances of manufacturing. It is used to address the non manufacturing sector as much as it is used to address the Manufacturing Sector. In fact all of us today see ‘industry’ as a mix of producing goods and services. It is one of the few development intervention tools in the hands of society which generates employment and thus gives opportunities to individuals to harness their respective potent for their individual as well as united progress. Therefore in its new avatar, ‘Industrial growth’ is significant to the progress of any society, country and region. Government’s world over are realizing this (particularly the developing world), and have introduced several mammoth intervention tools like Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Special Investment Regions (SIR), Industrial Corridors (IC) and even industrial townships to ensure progress in sector. this Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) University, in collaboration with Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) has introduced a first of its kind programme, a 24 month Post graduate degree of Master’s in Planning with specialized education and training in the field of ‘Industrial Area Planning and Management’ (IAPM) from Autumn 2008. Says Rutool Sharma (Course coordinator, IAPM), “This course will help in sustainable growth of the Industrial Sector by producing trained professionals in the country.” The Batch 2008 consists of Nineteen Graduate Professionals from the fields of Architecture (7), Civil Engineering (5), Environmental Sciences (5) and Geography (2).
The previous semester ‘Area Planning Lab’ was dedicated towards getting the students acquainted with the various tools of Industrial Development intervention used by planners to boost industrial growth and development in an area. It was during this process that the students became familiar with the planning, implementation and managerial aspects of and Industrial Estate, Industrial Park, Logistics Hub and a Special Economic Zone. They studied case examples to the aforesaid from world over and were later given two planning exercises each for Brownfield as well as Greenfield development. Subsequently they applied their respective learning’s from their case studies and came ...