Special Courses Attended

  • Ontology approach to analyse wetland management using Social-ecological Framework, at RIHN Kyoto with Abe Sansei and Terukazu Kumazawa. Papers written for seminar and conference.
  • Institutional Analysis Development Framework, Social-ecological Framework and Governing the Commons, at The OStroms Workshop Bloomington with Prof. Elinor Ostrom. Papers written for seminar and conference.
  • Courses on Advanced Research Methodology for PhD in Public Administration, at Netherlands Institute of Governance, NIG courses with multiple experts. Papers written for seminars, colloquiums and conference.
  • Teacher’s Training for Yogasanas, Meditation and Yogic Science and Second Degree in REIKI for Natural Healing, at Shivanand Ashram, Ahmedabad.
  • Advanced Yog Training at Vasant Nature Cure, Ahmedabad.


  • Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Management, Social-Ecological Systems, Collective Action, Urban Lakes, Public Open Spaces, Site Planning, Urban Design and Planning Theory, Construction Drawings, Architectural Appreciation, Research Methodology, Funding Proposal/Thesis Writing.

Invited Lectures


  • Planning for the New Normal: Learning from other perspectives, Institute of Town Planners Sri Lanka, 24th May 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtglJHcss5M

  • Engaging Cities Online Workshop, Aurovile Integral Sustainable Institute, https://www.facebook.com/lalitkishor.bhati.39/videos/150402216631723/
  • The Life Cycle and the Life of the Urban Lakes in India, CEPT University, Ahmedabad … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfYmJqr1gbg&t=3005s
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Scholars to Engage in Environmental Governance in India, at The 108th RIHN Seminar, Kyoto
  • Practical tips for PhD and Independent Research. at Nirma University Ahmedabad, 14 June.
  • Thesis Workshop – 3 Modules (Proposal, Report and Presentation) at KLE Technological University, Hubli,21-22 Dec
  • Practical Tips to Do a Dissertation. at University of Delhi on 17 April.
  • Life After Bachelor of Architecture. at Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum, 2 Oct.
  • Understanding urban lake governance and sustainability in India from a Social Ecological System perspective at KLE Technological University, Hubli, 30 Sep.
  • Thesis Workshop – 3 Modules (Proposal, Report and Presentation), at IPSA, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 20-21 Sep and at Anant School of Architecture, Ahmedabad, 15 Sep.
  • Workshop on Reading, Writing and Speaking, at IPSA, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, and at Nirma University Ahmedabad
  • Architecture is not about Buildings. at Nirma University Ahmedabad, 14 June.
  • Social-Ecological System Framework- Understanding urban lake governance and sustainability in India, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi on 16 April and University of Delhi on 17 April.
  • Social-Ecological System Framework- Understanding urban lake governance and sustainability in India, at Tongji University, Shanghai, 16 March.
  • It started here. Faculty of Architecture Alumni Association Multi-Culti Presentation, at CEPT.
  • The business of understanding Social-ecological Systems, at IHS Rotterdam on 12 Dec.
  • Urban Planning and Resilience, at EPCO, Bhopal, 02 Aug.
  • Collective Action: The logics, problems and attributes, Governing Modern Societies, Erasmus
    University, 05 Dec.
  • Natural Resource Management: Case of Urban Lakes, at EPCO, Bhopal.
  • Doing a PhD? How to prepare for PhD? at IHS Rotterdam.
  • Urban Lake Governance in Theory and Practice: Cases from India, at EPCO, Bhopal.
  • Managing Public Open Spaces: Beyond design, at Ayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur.
  • Mansagar Lake Governance, at 15th Birding Fair at Mansagar Lake, Jaipur.
  • Ostrom and SES Framework, at School of Planning, CEPT.
  • Towards sustainability of urban lake systems in India: A governance perspective, A discussion on Methodological Issues in developing a pattern, at Research Group Seminar of Governance of Complex Systems, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 07 March.
  • SES Framework and Ahmedabad Lake Governance, at School of Planning, CEPT.
  • Environmental Audit Lecture Series for Executives: Environmental Governance, SES Framework and Ecological Upgradation in Mining case’, at IHS Rotterdam.
  • Managing Public Open Spaces: Beyond Planning and Design, Friday Lecture Series, at IHS.
  • Environmental Governance of Urban Lake Systems, Opportunities and Challenges of using a framework, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University.
  • Managing Public Open Spaces in Theory and Practice, at Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Clean and Green Ahmedabad, at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad
  • People in Public Spaces Management, at Arg Design, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Urban Design Approach and Practice, at Dignity College of Architecture, Bhilai
  • Managing Amenity Spaces- Looking Beyond Urban Design, at Dept. of Urban Design, CEPT.
  • Economics of Urban Spaces, at School of Planning, CEPT.
  • Research Methodology, at School of Planning, CEPT.
  • Valuing Public Amenities, at School of Planning, CEPT.
  • Amenity Space Distribution: A study of lakes in Ahmedabad, at Department of Architecture and at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.
  • Site Planning and Design, at L.A.D. College of Architecture, Nagpur.
  • Development strategies for water bodies: our Lakes and Ponds, at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.

Jury Member

  • Bachelor of Architecture Thesis Defence at at IPSA, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  • Bachelor of Planning Student, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Masters in Architecture Thesis, at Central University, Ajmer
  • Urban Design Studio, at Grow More Group of Institutions, Himmatnagar
  • Urban Design Studio, at KLE Technological University, Hubli
  • Masters of Planning , at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • Bachelor of Planning Student, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
  • P. G. Urban Design Studio on Ujjain Old City Revitalisation, at CEPT Ahmedabad.
  • Under Graduate Final Dissertation, at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
  • MPhil. Environmental Design Final Design, at Martin Centre, University of Cambridge.

Theses Supervision (Undergrad)

  • Understanding integration of nature into space making in Geoffrey Bawa’s work, by Swati Thesiya.
  • Craft Learning Centre and Museum, Ahmedabad, by Aniket Shah.
  • Vertical Neighbourhood- an Integrated Habitat, by Aarsi Desai.
  • Relevance of Geometry in Urban Design, by Neerja Dave.
  • Corporate Campus: Vistar, by Aakash Srivastav (as external guide).
  • Exploring underwater architecture, by designing aqua-museum, by Riddhi Madeka.

Theses Supervision (Postgrad)

  • Self Organisation in Inclusiveness of Ramna Park, Dhaka, Bangladesh by Tanima Tabassum.
  • Sustainable Management of Primary and Middle Schools in Jiaonan city, China, by Fuchen Yu.
  • Sustainable Management of Urban Green Spaces in Jakarta, Indonesia, by Irha Enjang Dwita.
  • Implementing Congestion Charge in Jakarta, by Rindy Farrah Indah Dewi.
  • Building Institutional Capacity for the Implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Accra, by Ferdinand Yayra Kofi Yali.
  • People’s Perception on the Artificial Eco-wetland Project in Kunming: Study of Sustainability of Dianchi Lake in China, by Zijing Guo.
  • Role of Public Art in Urban Environment: A Case Study of Mural Art in Yogyakarta City in Indonesia, by Teguh Setiawan.
  • Community Participation on Environment Friendly Kampung Program in Kampung Berdikari Palembang South Sumatera Province, Indonesia, by Akhmad Syajari.

Studios and Workshops