Ravi Kaimal: The Lutyen's Bungalow District of Delhi: Planning for Preservation and Development

Ravi Kaimal analyzes the regulations of Lutyen’s Bungalow District with a focus on what constitutes heritage from Lutyen's perspective in the residential areas. The arcane rules that govern such properties — in comparison to the rules that apply to private property under the Master Plan of Delhi — often seem to tie the hands of the private owner without providing any incentives such as tax breaks to look after these properties. This presentation will be a version of one made to the leadership of the Delhi Development Authority and the city’s Lieutenant Governor that resulted in new initiatives for planning in the Bungalow District.

Ravi Kaimal is an architect with more than 20 years experience in architecture, construction, real estate, and interiors. He is the founding partner of Kaimal Chatterjee and Associates, which provides urban design and research services in addition to architecture and interiors. Kaimal is the Indian representative to the Congress of International Modern Architecture, a fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, and an executive council member of the Indian Institute of Interior Designers. He received a UNESCO award for heritage conservation for his work in Rajasthan.

Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Planning Program and the International Studies in Planning Concentration.