Seminar on ‘Place-making’ postponed : Latest date will be soon published

Place-making refers to re-imagining our streets and public spaces from inadequate to extraordinary. Streets and public spaces form the first institution of any city, as architect Louis Kahn said. Streets themselves are fundamentally shared public spaces, at the same time the most contested and overlooked. If streets and public spaces are well organized and segregated, they provide opportunities for people to socialize connect and carry out their everyday activities with ease. They ensure a secure, safe, accessible and equitable built environment.​


  • To spread awareness among planning and urban design community about value of public spaces
  • To bring all stakeholders at one platform where they can interact and share ideas, concepts and implementation strategies.
  • Provide a platform for the architects and builders to exhibit and share their work and projects among each other as well as with the general public.
  • Opportunity for students to learn, gather knowledge and interact with professionals.


  • Utilization and Revitalization of Public Spaces – as a catalyst for Smart City development
  • How can we achieve inclusiveness (accessibility, security & equity) in cities using place-making
  • Strategies for transforming public spaces using place-making.
  • Importance of artists in public spaces, artistic representation and their re-interpretation in place-making
  • Relationships between actors, instruments and spaces
  • Empowering citizens to plan and design public spaces.



  • SCIF is inviting abstracts from students and professionals on place-making.
  • The abstract shall be of 250-500 words and should contain the purpose, methodology, results and conclusions of the research. References and keywords needs to be included.
  • Abstracts should be written in clear and concise English, so that reviewers are able to focus solely on the merits of the submission.
  • Abstract submission deadline: 25th September 2017.
  • Authors of selected abstracts would be contacted by 15th October 2017 and are expected to submit their full papers by 20th December 2017 along with the presentation fee.



Top 10 entries will be shortlisted by a set of renowned panellists and exhibited during the conference to be held in January 2018. The participants of the shortlisted entries will be given an opportunity to attend the conference free of cost.

The top 3 entries will be awarded a cash prize of ₹15,000, ₹10,000 and ₹5,000 respectively along with an honourable mention in the proceedings of the conference.


  • Sites chosen from any urban location are applicable for entry.
  • The poster(size:A2) should comprise of two parts. The photo of the site before the intervention and the newly designed space, preferably from the same vantage point.
  • A brief summary (previous state, aim of the intervention, description and impact).
  • The digital poster and the summary can be uploaded during registration


The criteria that will govern selection will not only be related with the quality of the work from an architectural point of view but also consider the effects of the urban transformation that has taken place and its impact.


  • Register on or before : 10 September, 2017
  • Last date for submission of entries : 25 October, 2017
  • Intimation of shortlisted entries : 30 November, 2017


Rs. 1000 per team. The team can comprise a maximum of 3 persons. Payment shall be made through cheque/DD/Online transfer before 27th October 2017.


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Call for Abstracts

Design Competition

  • 5 keynote speakers
  • 40 + paper presentations
  • 300+ participants
  • Public space design exhibition