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Summer School on Green Habitat :

The LBC is in the process of designing a summer school with a duration of three weeks for those interested in gaining knowledge in Green Habitat that will include architecture, cost-effective and affordable building construction, alternatives in energy, waste management, spatial planning, as well as economic and social issues related to Green Economy. This Summer School is intended for senior students as well as young professional architects, planners, engineers, social activists as well as policy advisers.

India Winterim Programme

In collaboration with its sister organization COSTFORD, the LBC has been organizing an international training and visit programme since 2010. Such a programme is being conducted in collaboration with the International Development Programme called The India Winterim Programme, organized by the University of IOWA, USA. The students in this programme came from different disciplines spend a period of sixteen days.

LBC-NASA Exposure Programme 2016:

 The Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies (LBC) in association with NASA India is organizing a series of 4-day workshop during the period August to December for the students of architecture in cost effective, environment friendly and aesthetically appealing building construction techniques based on Laurie Baker�s approach.

For enrollment and other details, please contact NASA unit secretary of your institution.

Based on Laurie Baker’s Philosophy and Approach

Aims and Objectives:

The objective of the summer school is to create awareness on the need to move towards a Green Habitat based on cost-effective building design and construction technology that is, at the same time, environmentally sustainable.

Target Group:

To realize this objective, the LBC proposes to conduct a summer school for young architects, civil engineers and senior students of architecture, planning, civil engineering, urban and rural studies interested in green habitat. We would also welcome interested researchers and students from the social sciences especially those interested in the area of environment and development in general and socioeconomic planning for housing, water and sanitation, and waste management in particular.