Designing Cities for All

An immersive 9-day urban multi-disciplinary executive programme
Saturday 9 Nov 2024, 09:00 - Sunday 17 Nov 2024, 17:00
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The executive programme "Designing Cities for All" is a 9-day course organised by My Liveable City Academy in cooperation with IHS. The course will be held in Bengaluru, India from 9-17 November 2024.

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This multi-disciplinary programme conducted by experts from various countries will explain how thinking simultaneously on issues of housing & urban planning, landscape, and infrastructure can lead to equitable cities for all.

The course is specially crafted for mid to senior-level professionals from the public and private sectors – government, developers, architects, urban designers, financiers, consultants and academicians who together constitute the symbiotic ecosystem for designing inclusive and climate-resilient cities. The programme offers a mix of world-class scholarship from IHS and global professional expertise from MLC, with both aspects being contextualised to Indian cities. Each day will consist of thematic discussions, lectures, design exercises, end-of-day talks, and fireside chats with industry experts.

The course will cover these broad themes:

  • What makes a city inclusive?
  • Affordable housing and sustainability 
  • Public health: healthy cities and healthy citizens 
  • Planetary health: dealing with climate change 
  • Landscape & ecology and nature-cultural issues 
  • Urban governance and mobility 
  • Culture of cities: public spaces 
  • Designing large multi-disciplinary projects 


Aarti Grover
Head of Department, Post-Graduate Course of Landscape Architecture at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Anita Patil-Deshmukh
Executive director of Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR)

Anjali K Mohan
Urban and Regional Planner with a PhD in Urban (e)Governance

Ashok Lall 
Principal of Ashok B Lall Architects

Dr David Dodman
General Director, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Elena Marie Enseñado
Specialist in Nature-based Climate Change Adaptation Planning, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jagan Shah
Co-Director MyLiveableCity, architect and urbanist

Dr Maartje van Eerd
Senior Specialist, Housing and Social Development, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Shyam Khandekar
Co-founder, Director and Editorial Director MyLiveableCity, urban designer, city planner and architect

Vidya Athreya
Director and Head of Science and Conservation at Wildlife Conservation Society India

Vinayak Bharne
Co-Director and Executive Editor MyLiveableCity, urban designer and city planner

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For more information and how to register, please contact Mitali Choudhary at

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