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Training on Site Master Planning and Retrofit Planning of Industrial Areas in Gujarat

                                                              Workshop in progress

30.07.2018 – 03.08.2018, Fortune Inn Haveli, Gandhinagar

A five-day training session on site-master planning and retrofit planning of industrial areas in Gujarat was held from 30 July 2018 and 03 August 2018 in Gandhinagar. This training was planned for the officials of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC).

A well planned and organised industrial area, defined by a set of quality parameters such as economic quality, environmental quality, and social quality, could be an answer to sustainability. Such an area could support the sustainability of individual industries housed in them with high-performance workplaces so as to enable industries to strive for efficiencies and profitability, reduced environmental litigation risks and improved market image as well as public image.

Through this training, the SEIP Project intended to inculcate the thought process amongst the officials of GIDC to look at sustainability measures while planning industrial areas in Gujarat and striving to achieve them. The training was conducted by Dr. Anke Jurleit, Urban Planner from Drees and Sommer, a consulting organisation from Stuttgart, Germany.

For the first 2 days of the training, the participants were given insights on the process of preparing master plans for industrial areas, examples from Germany where retrofitting measures were carried out in industrial areas, and stakeholder involvement. The participants prepared profiles of various stakeholders who are connected to or impacted by industrial areas in Gujarat and explained the current process of site master planning that they follow. The second day ended with summarising the process for master plan preparation and creating a vision for 2050 for industrial areas in Gujarat.

For the next 3 days, a smaller group of 10 participants were divided into 3 groups and they worked on the Vision 2050 further and provided with 4 sectors to work on – mobility for all, zero waste, breathable spaces, and inclusive stakeholder management. They then developed concepts for a retrofit master plan for Vapi Industrial Area in Gujarat based on these four sectors and worked on schematic plans and action plan for implementing solutions in Vapi. 

Pic 1: Training inputs in progress

 Pic 2:  Presentation by Mr. Venkatagiri from CII-IGBC

     Pic 3: Site visit to Naroda Industrial Estate

 Pic 4: Discussion and presentation

Pic 5: Creating Vision 2050 for Vapi

Pic 6: Vision for 2050 and identified goals

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