Water Stress and Urban Resilience


Training Urban design and urban conservation professionals in understanding water vulnerabilities and making urban tier II cities water resilient.

Course Objectives

To understand historic tier II cities with relation to their water resources, catchment areas and urbanization patterns thereby intervening in a manner to make them self sufficient in water and climate resilient through appropriate urban infrastructure, planning and policy.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding the water stresses/conditions or water-based stresses that may impact the city’s water basin or its urban fabric and architecture. Assess the resilience of the city’s water basin, and its geographical and intervened edge conditions Generate and appraise interventions that yield greater resilience for the city’s water basin/ conditions and its geo-graphical and intervened edge conditions.

Course Duration

15 weeks, 3.5 hrs studio twice a week.

Course Frequency

Every Semester

Course Format

16 week Studio program or Short-term Elective