Friday, 24 July 2020

Pune Smart City : Street Redesign Project



Pune Smart City : Street Redesign Project Brochure




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Inauguration of The Street and Pedestrian Walkway- Aundh by PM Narendra Modi





Saturday, 25th June 2016
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Street and Pedestrian Walkway- Aundh, in The Smart City Projects of Pune, in Pune.










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IFJ  Article



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Smart City-Healthy Aundh Neighborhood Development Project


Saturday, 27 April 2019


The Aundh mall below the tree canopy comprises of certain elements that not only makes it smart but also one of its kind in Pune. These elements are simple yet effective in solving most of the citizen’s issues and achieve a design that is suitable to the context. The streets enable people to walk with baggage, shopping trolleys throughout the neighborhood and thus, lead to reduction of use of vehicles for short trips. The complete network also enables universal accessibility as per the Act. The neighborhood has become one of its kind where citizens are able to walk & cycle safely, thus creating a healthy and green environment, setting an example for other neighborhoods.

This open mall not only saves energy but also has helped in reducing motorized trips in the neighborhood, as walking and cycling for communities has increased leading to a GREEN and HYGIENIC ENVIRONMENT
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World Architecture & Design Awards 2019

Third Award | Category: Urban Design
Architects: Prasanna Desai Architects

Studio: Prasanna Desai Architects

Team Members: 
In collaboration with IBI Ar. Chetan Sodaye, Ar. Devika Patil , Ar. Aditi Joshi, Ar. Nikhil Deorey

Country: India

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International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018 (IASA 2018)


Saturday, 22th September 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the PDA TEAM MEMBERS for the MARATHON journeywhere baton is being handed over year after year in search for improving the quality of life in the city.

Proud and lucky to have architects & trainees year after year who have committed themselves and worked very hard for this cause of working in public domain - for the people and with the people.

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Category - Urban Design

Project - Smart Street Aundh

Position Secured - Runner up's

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IIID Anchor Awards 2018.


Sunday, 15th April 2018


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the PDA TEAM MEMBERS for the MARATHON journey from the first runner to the current ones, where baton is being handed over year after year in search for improving the quality of life in the city.

Proud and very lucky to have had architects & trainees year after year who have committed themselves and worked very hard for this cause of working in public domain - for the people and with the people.








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JK Awards


Friday, 22nd September 2017



We at PDA are happy to inform you that the JK Architect of the year Award 2016 was awarded to us at the 26th JK Award Ceremony on Sunday 17th September in Coimbatore for our BSUP (Basic Services for the Urban Poor) Slum Rehabilitation Project at Yerwada Pune.

We are thankful to PMC, SPARC, MAHILA MILAN & CHF International for giving us the opportunity to be part of the project as architectural consultants & their unending support & cooperation throughout the project.

Special thanks to Mr Jokin ( Mahila Milan ) Mrs Sheila Patel ( Sparc ) Mrs Savita Sonawane ( Mahila Milan ) Ar Zigisha Mhaskar ( CHF ) Mr Dhyaneswar Molak ( PMC ) & entire team of Sparc, Mahila Milan, CHF & PDA.

It is a proud moment for all members of PDA - architects & trainees who have over the years worked with us & shown INTEREST in this kind of work, INVOLVED in resolving issues patiently & taken INITIATIVES beyond the call of duty, thus committing themselves to work for the other 90% in the society.

This award is recognition to all the efforts put by the PDA TEAM over last 2 decades.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for being part of this journey where I may be receiving it on the dais but credit goes to every member of the team.

Without your support this would not have been possible.











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Before Execution and After ExecutionPhotographic Documentation

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Before View : Kheliya, DP Road, Aundh Pune

After View : Kheliya, DP Road, Aundh Pune

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Before View : Himply, DP Road, Aundh Pune

After View : Himply, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Bank of Maharashtra, DP Road, Aundh Pune

After View : Bank of Maharashtra, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Women’s Clinic, DP Road, Aundh Pune

After View : Women’s Clinic, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Peter England, DP Road, Aundh Pune

After View : Peter England, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Himply, DP Road, Aundh Pune

After View : Himply, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Exide, DP Road, Aundh Pune


After View : Exide, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Blackberry, DP Road, Aundh Pune


After View : Blackberry, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Before View : Reebok, DP Road, Aundh Pune


After View : Reebok, DP Road, Aundh Pune



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Before View : Sanghavi Wall, DP Road, Aundh Pune


After View : Sanghavi Wall, DP Road, Aundh Pune



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Before View : Siyaram, DP Road, Aundh Pune


After View : Siyaram, DP Road, Aundh Pune



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Before View : Median, DP Road, Aundh Pune


After View : Median, DP Road, Aundh Pune


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Pedestrian Walkway Illumination: Street Elements throughout PDA projects


Friday, 24th July 2020

Lighting is one of the most important aspect of streets, when it comes to safety. The street has been planned with ample lighting that provides adequate illumination to enhance street usability and safety. Green Colour Uplighters have been installed on trees to add an ambience to the street. Soft areas are provided at the corners so that signages could be easily fixed. It is best to place streetlights along both sides of arterial streets and provide a consistent level of lighting along a roadway. This includes lighting pedestrian crosswalks and approaches to the crosswalks. Appropriate quality and placement of lighting can enhance an environment and increase comfort and safety.




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Tree Gratings: Street Elements throughout PDA projects


Friday, 17th July 2020

Tree gratings allow space for the tree while providing pedestrian traffic flow over the tree planting area. Tree grating also help prevent litter build-up from entering the tree planting area and suppress weed growth. Medium size trees treated with the tree gratings not only conserve trees but also increase the effective area of public walkway, by allowing people to walk on the grating. Tree gratings provided at the base to ensure that the trees survive. They allow tree roots to absorb air, sunlight, and water, meanwhile its soil is protected from pedestrian traffic impact. It creates a protective barrier, providing uncompacted soil and development space for tree roots. They also serve as a decorative element along streets with various design styles.










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Sculptures as Street Art : Street Elements throughout PDA projects


Friday, 11th July 2020

Sculptures convey the message of 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, prepared by various artists under Pune Biennale Foundation that further add to the ambience of the street. Placement of the sculptures is thoughtfully planned by considering adjacent land use and activities. For example: ‘The Robot’ an amazingly detailed sculpture fixed in front of a photo booth that currently serves as a selfie point of the area; ‘The Cart’ showing a man pulling a cart fixed in front of Bank portraying that banks support all classes of people in the society; A Stabilized Motion Sculpture of Mother and Child has been fixed in front of Accessory shop for children. The Street has been designed considering safety for all age groups varying from 8 to 80. Design elements such as floor mounted games and sculptures have been planned according to the adjacent street activity or commercial activity which contributes to the liveability of the street, for example: snake and ladder developed in front of the toy shop. The compound wall rebuilt for the residential complexes would be narrating stories of the street design process and characteristics of the streets with the help of caricatures, paintings and murals. This would make the walls interesting and at the same time an interactive edge would be created making the street more lively.











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Stone seating’s: Street elements through PDA projects


Friday, 3rd July 2020

It is important to have ample amount of Earth around the large trees to let them breathe. Hence rectangular stone seating spaces have been proposed to form spaces similar to ‘Kattas’ ( informal seating space in Marathi ) around the tree. The uneven texture of the black stone is perfect for sitting purpose only. The side facing the road has been chamfered to prevent people sitting on that particular side. Most of the shopkeepers who were previously hesitant for this new seating have recognised the importance and use of this space. Their customers enjoy sitting adjacent to the shops and on the contrary, the shopkeepers whose frontages did not have the ‘kattas’ demanded one of their own. Thus, today we really appreciate and need a space to sit and relax and enjoy the beauty of surrounding in busy life.





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Turning buffer(Kaan), Dustbins and Signages : Street elements throughout PDA projects


Friday, 26th June 2020

Turning buffer (kaan) is used as a street design element to define the property entry- exits as well as the parking bays. It helps streamline the parking and keeps the property entrance free of idle parking. These soft areas are also used for installation of dustbins and signages as well as property identification boards.
Dustbins are provided at an interval of 50 m on both sides. The type of waste to be disposed of is segregated into two types, biodegradable and non-biodegradable and hence dustbins are colour coded with green and blue respectively.

All the required signages have been planned and executed as per the I.R.C guidelines that make the street user-friendly and well-functioning.






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Concrete Bollards : Street Elements throughout PDA projects


Friday, 19th June 2020 

Concrete precast bollards have been provided at every entry-exits and pedestrian crossings to prevent vehicular movement on footpaths, enabling unhindered flow of pedestrians. Wheel chair access has been taken care of by providing a clear distance for a wheelchair to pass at each location. Concrete bollards are provided instead of the regular steel bollards as they are cost effective and solve the theft issue. Tile chips have been used at the base of bollards in order to achieve a perfect finish.







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Median executed at DP Road (A mall under the tree canopy), Aundh, Pune


Friday, 12th June 2020

These are few pictures of the median at DP road where the flowers are blooming. The concrete medians that are seen in Pune create a number of issues where people attempt to cross to the other side by jumping over the median or railings. The drivers tend to drive 1 foot away from the median as psychological effect that leaves a shy-away space. To eliminate this wastage of space and to ease the flow of vehicles, a green median has been proposed and executed with a central chain link. A mesh is fixed, on which the plantation is made to be growen. The shrubs eventually grips on it and forms a wonderful edge making the road look more vibrant.






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Capturing the space within a frame that a naked eye cannot trail...


Friday, 23rd November 2018




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Street Designing for 8 & 80's


Friday, 21st September 2018


Part A 

Perfect to rejuvenate your hearts your nerves and sinew. A street where the elderly finds pleasure in their morning and evening strolls. They seems to enjoy the scenario & ambiance of the street.








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Part B

Quality family time to be spent within the neighborhood itself.

The street has become a place where parents accompany their kids to play or a simple merry evening walk just enjoy the ambience provided under the trees.








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Crossing the street can be safer by a simple design solutions.


Friday, 7th September 2018

This raised pedestrian crossing have a cobbled surface prior to it, to reduce the speed of the vehicle that create a safe & comfortable passage for pedestrians to cross the street.




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A proper design leads to discipline which eventually develops the habit


Friday, 31st August 2018



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"Aundh Mall under the Tree Canopy"



Friday, 24th August 2018

The uniform vocabulary of the street with all the elements bring about a particular character, which creates a nostalgia. These elements make the street one of its kind. The calmness is a product of all the features that blend perfectly with the character. Morning scene is a perfect Gate - away from the daily hub dub of the city. One can experience this place with its uniqueness, as if quite words of poetry are being whispered in the ears.

The serenity which is evident from the pictures is transformed into a spurring symphony with people of different ages, professions, backgrounds crowding the "Mall under the Tree Canopy" by evening. The quietnes in the morning is perfectly juxtaposed with the liveliness of the street in the later hours of the day.









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Friday, 17th August 2018


Trees are like our grand parents.

They are always standing for us in every situation. They always have something for everyone,

In return we can at least give them the little space they deserve.

We gave the trees their own space and look what we got.

The trees have transformed the street ambiance, and people seem to be enjoying it.

" Aundh Mall under the Tree Canopy "


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Street Illumination & Seatings


Monday, 10th July 2017



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STREET & PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY



Friday, 30th June 2017

- Equitable distribution of road space with demarcated Cycle Lane.
- Convenience in Walkability & Universal Accessibility.
- Safe & Vibrant, traffic-free pedestrian atmosphere.
- Interaction-friendly stone seating, under the tree canopy.


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Master Plan of urban street- No increase in road width and cutting of trees.


Friday, 13th March 2020

This article Ar. Prasanna Desai talks about how to design a master plan of urban streets which would help pedestrians to walk safe as well as drivers not to create congestion. He talked about this through his project of Aundh Smart street ,Pune. It is the first urban street in Pune. He has neither increased the width of road nor has cut any of the trees. He said that "Cutting one tree and replanting ten more makes no point." To avoid congestion it is not fesible to increase the road width and cut trees. He belives in saving all the trees and give pedestrians and cyclists first priority.
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Article source: 
Dainik Bhaskar, Bhopal
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20th August 2018, Monday


Sakaal ( Today ) , Pune.
Monday, 20th August 2018, Page 01
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A street where children and elderly enjoy the happiness of walking, such a Smart street is being referred to and replicated in 11 cities of India.

All trees on this street have been saved. It has also been designed considering Universal Accessibility hence people with wheelchairs have started coming out on the street.

This also enables people to roll their baggages and shopping carts on the street.
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This model street in Aundh is getting replicated in cities like Coimbatore, Varanasi, Dharamshala, Chennai, Kakinada, Ajmer, Udaipur, Raipur, Nashik, Aurangabad & Pimpri - Chinchwad.



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City's first 'smart' stretch in Aundh, Pune



Thusday, 8th February 2018

Times of India, Pune



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Aundh 'Smart' Cycle Lane: Flawed Design?


Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Hindustan Times, Pune Page 02

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Aundh teaches PMC, how to pave the way for a Smart City.

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

The Times of India Page 04

A story of a Decade Long Journey with citizens, in converting Aundh Roads into Streets.

Credit & Compliments to every one at PDA who contributed in this mission of Patience, Perseverance & Proactive approach.



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Aundh Residents, Shopkeepers Excited about Smart City Dry Run


8th October 2016,Saturday

PUNE, TIMES CITY, PAGE - 4

The excitement among residents and shopkeepers over the Smart City mock drill was palpable on friday, a day before the event starts. The road test will take place between October 8 and 15.

Doubts and questions aside, the locals are looking forward to the experimental road redesign in their area which promises to provide dedicated space for pedestrians and cyclists, besides allocating designated spots for hawkers and car parking. The design, worked out by a city-based architecture firm in association with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the traffic police is a combination of multiple elements that seek to decongest public spaces and to create an environment for better community living and individual quality of life.

Frustrated with the increasing traffic in the area, residents are hopeful of a weeklong respite from daily struggles of haphazard parking, lack of pedestrian safety and a better quality of community engagement. All, however, are unanimous in the opinion that sound implementation of the concept will be key to its success.




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INVITING One and All HealthyAundh, HealthyPune

"Street and Pedestrian Walkway"

Friday, 7th October 2016


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SHUTTLES TO REDUCE CARS, BIKES IN AUNDH



Monday, 04th October 2016

PUNE, TIMES CITY, PAGE - 2

Elaborating on the reasons for introducing the shuttle service, city-based architect and town planner Prasanna Desai said, “A lot of people, including housewives, children and the elderly, are forced to remain confined to their homes only because they don’t have a vehicle. There are many others who fear the parking hassles they would face if they drive out in a car to a destination not too far off. This shuttle would be of great use to all of them.Since it is open, clean and will operate at a frequency of every few minutes, we expect it to be the oxygen of the entire experiment as it will reduce the number of private vehicles.We hope the civic body can consider continuing the service even after the experiment.”

Area resident Vaishali Patkar is already confident of its success. “I take autos or taxis even for my local chores and this shuttle will definitely be convenient for me as it promises last mile connectivity all around Aundh. However, I should know the timings of the service well in advance so that I can utilize it well,” she said.


Municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar expresses hope for the system to be replicated all over the city in a phased manner. “What we are trying out is a futuristic model of urban transport. The idea is to get people to walk and cycle, and not think of driving their cars everywhere. However, this is only an experiment, which we will monitor very closely to identify the pros and cons. Successful elements can be tried out in other parts of the city. However, we are not looking at any immediate results,”he said.



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DRY RUN OF SMART CITY PLAN FROM OCT 08


Saturday, 2nd October 2016

PUNE, TIMES CITY, PAGE - 5

The proposal has been worked out to the last detail by a city-based town planning firm in partnership with the Pune Municipal Corporation, traffic police and local activists. The idea has also been explained to the area residents and shopkeepers’ associations, and their approval sought to make this work.

After marathon meetings on the issue on Saturday, additional municipal commissioner Prerna Deshbhratar expressed confidence regarding its success. “To make a world-class city, we need to adopt concepts of that level. The redesign is meant to give space to for public by redesigning the space for vehicles. At the inital stage, people naturally have queries and doubts, but the good thing is that everyone is positive about the experiment, and wants to make it work,” she said. Vaishali Patkar, president of the Aundh Vikas Mandal, who has been bringing all stakeholders on board, is very pleased. “I am extremely happy that something like this is happening in the area where I grew up. I hope Pune’s roads become ideals for the whole country. As part of the plan, they will definitely become more people-friendly. Of course, we are still working on getting traffic wardens, road signages, etc to guide people through the plan,” she said.

Excited about the roll-out of the experiment, city-based architect and urban designer (Prasanna Desai Architects PDA) Prasanna Desai — whose firm has designed the experiment — pins its success on a first-ever shuttle service in the area. “Our larger aim is to improve the quality of life for the residents by reducing traffic congestion, noise and air pollution, and by making the streets pedestrian and bicycle-friendly. People should want to ditch their private vehicles and opt for the local shuttle service which will run every five minutes. We are confident that citizens are going to love the conceptof different coloured shuttles taking them to their destinations,” he said.

The traffic police will be closely monitoring the response to the drill, said officials of the department. “This is a congested area of the city. Implementing an experiment of this scale in the area is tricky, but its success could pave the way for it to be replicated all across the city.



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Tuesday , 25 February ,2020

Visit by Ar.Supriti Mittal from Pondicherry to Aundh Smart Streets , Aundh , Pune. 

Also posting her emotional feedback we received from her after the visit.






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Saturday, 7 March , 2020


Visit by Ar. Rohit Raj and Ar. Vandini Raj Mehta from Delhi and Subhra Raje from Ahmedabad to Aundh smart Street.






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Friday, 28 February 2020

Visit by Ar. Biju Kuriakose from Chennai to Aundh Smart Street.






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Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

Site visit by Urban 95 to Aundh Smart Street, Aundh, Pune.





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Thursday, 30 January , 2020

Visit by SMMCA Urban Design Students from Nagpur to Aundh Smart Street.





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Wednesday, 22January 2020

Visit by Ar. Ashok B.Lall , Ar. Neera Adarkar and Ar. MN Ashish Ganju to Aundh Smart Street.






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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Recieving Ar. Yasaman Esmaili and Ar. Joana Dabaj at Trident Hotel , Nariman Point on Saturday, 11 January 2020.
Their visit to Aundh Smart Street along with Team PDA.







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Saturday, 11th January, 2020

Visit by Ar. Anubha Kakroo and Ar. Snehal to PDA office and to the Aundh Smart Street.





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Saturday, 4 January 2020

Visit by Mr. B L Manjunath - Structural Engineer ( Bangalore ) to Aundh Smart Street.





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Saturday, 7th December 2019

Visit by Ar SanjayPrakash  Delhi ) to the Aundh Smart Street.
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Ar Sanjay Prakash at the D P Road smart street with Team PDA as a part of Placemaking India Weekend 2019 in Pune.






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Saturday, 7th December 2019

Visit by Ar. P K Das ( Mumbai ) to the Aundh Smart Street.
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Ar P K Das Mumbai at the D P Road smart street on Saturday 7th December with Team PDA as a part of Placemaking India Weekend 2019 in Pune.





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Monday, 18th November, 2019

Visit by Ar. Mona Doctor Pingel, Mr. Popo Pingel, Mr. Dhanya Pater and Ms. Aishwarya Padmanabhan from Auroville to the Aundh Smart Street.





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Thursday, 14th November 2019

Visit by Ar. Jagdeesh  ( Delhi ) to the Aundh Smart Street.






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Saturday, 5th October 2019

Site Visit by Ar. Rajeev Kathpalia ( Ahmedabad ) at Aundh Smart Street. 
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Ar. Prasanna Desai with Ar. Rajeev Kathpalia at DP Road, explaining the details of the street.

What followed were interesting conversation along with shared thoughts and memories.










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September 11, 2019

Site Visit to DP Road by SPA Students.
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Ar. Prasanna Desai explaining the details of the street to B.Arch students of third year from School of Planning and Architecture at Pune Smart City, ABB Pilot Project in Aundh on September 11, 2019. The students were accompanied by Prof. Anand Kothe and Prof. Rajaprakash from SPA, Delhi.





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Friday,12th July,2019

Visit by Ar. Verendra wakhloo  ( Delhi ) to the Aundh Smart Street.





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Sunday, 16th June 2019

A documentary on sustainable transportation projects.
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Video interview with @dw_globalideas for the World renowned German International Broadcaster DW Deutsche Welle for their Upcoming documentary. Featuring ITDP India Programmes effort in Pune was conducted by Joanna Gottschalk. The recordings comprised the interviews of Ar. Prasanna Desai ( PDA ) alongwith Ar. Pranjali Deshpande ( ITDP ) on DP Road, Aundh.







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Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Talk the Walk Under the Trees
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Video interview that took place on Sunday morning at ITI street, for Gallopper TV’s interview series Talk the Walk was a great opportunity to share our experience with Ar. Sibani Sarma shot by Mr. Partha from Gallopper team. 

Would like to wish them All the Best for the Series and would Hope that they continue and keep up the great initiative to connect People with the thoughts of an Architect.

And we are definitely looking forward to watch the Series.








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Saturday, 6th April 2019

Team ITDP India at ITI road, our ongoing project, in Aundh Pune, with Pune Smart City and Pune muncipal corporation. 
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Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

An interactive walk with Urban95 Team for Smart City project Pune.

A great opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences, that are necessary to improvise and build better cities at ITI Road, Aundh.

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Saturday, 2nd February, 2019

Visit by Ar. Durganand Balsavar ( Vedanthangal ) Tamil Nadu ) to the Aundh Smart Street.








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Saturday, 19th January, 2019

Visit by Ar. Mohan Rao  ( Bengaluru ) to the Aundh Smart Street.





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Saturday, 29th December 2018

Visit by Ar. Eugene Pandala ( Kerala ) to the Aundh Smart Street.






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Saturday, 15th December 2018

Visit by Ar. Madhav Raman and Ar. Vaibhav Dimri from Anagram Architects ( New Delhi ) to the Aundh Smart Street.






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Monday, 17th December 2018

Visit by Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 officials from Copenhagen, Denmark.





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Monday, 3rd December 2018

Visit by Ar. Jimmy Lim ( Malaysia ) to the Aundh Smart Street.


He appreciated the design of street stating his detailed observations primarily on different textures, patterns , etc. on the street defining fine finishes for the surface.









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Wednesday, 28th November 2018



Visit by Janette Sadik - Khan and the Team from NACTO on Aundh Smart Street. ____________________________________________________

Janette Sadik - Khan, the Ex Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) visited the Aundh Smart Street on Nov 28th, 2018 at 6 : 00 pm and was accompanied by the representatives from NACTO Ms. Skye Duncan and Mr. Abhimanyu Prakash. She appreciated the efforts taken by everyone involved and commented on the state of the streets around the City of Pune.

Streets are meant for people and its the people who should design and use them. Considering the commercial nature of the DP Road, she quoted " Cars don't Shop, but People do ... " suggesting the prioritization of pedestrian infrastructure over vehicles.
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Her visit to work is real inspiration to the PDA Team,

As a note to PDA Team, she wrote :

Dear PDA Team,

Thanks for your inspiring work transforming the streets of Pune. Keep Fighting!
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Janette Sadik - Khan

One of the leading voices on Urban Transportation Policy, Janette Sadik-Khan served as New York City’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets—closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and seven rapid bus lines, launching the largest bike share program in North America and creating more than 60 plazas citywide . She is internationally respected for her trans-formative redesigns of New York City streets and rapid - implementation strategies that are being replicated today in cities around the world. She is the author of Street Fight : Handbook for an Urban Revolution.

She implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability, and ensure a state of good repair on the city’s roads, bridges and ferries. At Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.

Sadik-Khan is the chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization of transportation commissioners in over 40 US cities, and is a member of the board of directors of both the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Regional Plan Association (RPA).
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Thursday,16th August 2018

Visit by Ar. Vijay Garg ( Vice President of CoA) accompanied by Ar. Nilesh Chavan from Nashik to Smart Street, Aundh.

Ar. Vijay Garg supported the idea of reducing vehicular transport while improving pedestrian networks.







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Sunday, 8th July, 2018

Ar. B.V. Doshi Sir visited the Smart Street at Aundh, Pune.

The walk started in a perfect afternoon weather as the Pritzker Award Laureate along with Ar. Radhika Kathpalia acknowledged the elements and process of design.

Ar. Doshi closely observed all the details and also captured images of the streetscape through his curious eyes and camera.

At the end of the walk, Ar. Doshi complimented the team and said that this is a path breaking work in public domain and hoped that it would inspire many more cities in years to come.







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Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Visit by Authorities from Aurangabad CIDCO to Smart Street, Aundh.





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Wednesday, 25th July 2018

Vist by Ar. Sarosh Pradhan to the Smart Street.







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Saturday, 7th July 2018

Visit by Ar. Brinda Somaya to the Smart Street, Aundh.





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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

On March 10, 2018 at Pune Smart City, ABB Pilot Project accompanied by Prof. Ranjana Mittal and Prof. Uday Kapre of School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.






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Monday, 12th March 2018

On February 22, 2018 at Pune Smart City, ABB Pilot Project with Vinu Daniel.








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Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Visit to Aundh Street by Dr. Sameer Sharma, Addl Secretary MoUD.











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