1st Edition

i-Converge: Changing Dimensions of the Built Environment Proceedings of the International Conference on Changing Dimensions of the Built Environment (i-Converge 2022)

    The conference presented a multidisciplinary interactive forum to researchers, students, academicians, industry professionals, policymakers and scientists focusing on three key tracks, namely, Architecture and Built Environment, Planning and Practices, and Design and Society. Presenters shared experiences, research results, and scholarly contributions and discussed the practical challenges encountered and solutions to be adopted. The selected contributions are enclosed within the proceedings.

    1. Smart city planning in India – A case of Dehradun city
    Pankaj, Rajeev Garg and Akhilesh Kumar

    2. Zero waste management approaches and strategies for DIT university Dehradun campus
    Akhilesh Kumar, Pankaj and Rajeev Garg

    3. Interrelationship of Climate Change and Urbanization
    Pallavi Tiwari, Aditi Arora and Kavita Nagpal

    4. Urban development challenges for medium-sized towns in hill regions of India
    Ashutosh Saini, Swasti Sharma, Gireendra Kumar and Ashwani Kumar

    5. Habitable neighborhoods: A case of Vadodara city
    Ishrat Motiwala, Khyati Gulati Tewari and Hiral Shah

    6. Impact of windows on the psychological well-being of students: A case of Hamirpur
    Poulomi Deogharia

    7. Connecting people–public transportation via intermediate public transportation: case of
    autorickshaw sector in Surat city
    Parth Mansukhbhai Sakariya and Pankaj Prajapati

    8. Challenges of incorporating building services in historic structures: Case of Havelis of
    Jaipur walled city
    Pooja Agrawal, Tanya Chaturvedi Vegad and Pushpak Bhagwati

    9. Application of design thinking process for urban street design. (Selected Streets of Pune City.)
    Saurabh Parshuram Sarode and Dr. Pratap Raval

    10. Building resilient built environment post-COVID-19: An analysis of UN national voluntary
    reviews of USA, India, and Brazil
    Jana Das Chaudhuri and Prof. Dr. Ashwani Luthra

    11. Shopping experience in Indian urban street market: A case of Mangalore
    Nagabhoina Tejendra and Akshay Bhat

    12. Heritage protection in Nepal: Challenges and new paragons
    Abhilasha Pathak, Aanchal Sharma, Manmeet kaur and Sudhipta K Mishra

    13. Understanding influential factors while designing for social sustainability in urban parks
    Aekta Thakur and Amanjeet Kaur

    14. Assessment techniques and indicator identification for revitalizing temple town of Thrissur,
    Varsha Vinod, Tiwari Pavan Kumar and Ritu Agrawal

    15. Balancing the greys and the greens: The case of Khar, Mumbai
    Sonali Upasani

    16. Schematic design and analysis of underground food stock storage structure for armed forces
    in mountainous regions of India
    Samar Singh Virdi and Anuradha Sapra

    17. Environmental impacts of funeral pyre ceremony: Scenario in Uttarakhand, India
    Shailey Singhal, Naveen Singhal, Kanchan Bahukhandi, Shilpi Agarwal and Shalini Vohra

    18. Urban morphological changes in Rohtak city
    Anubhav Jain and Vaishali Redhu

    19. Perspectives of the term ‘density’ in urban planning and development
    Mrudula Mangalkar and Pratap Raval

    20. Analysis of sustainable building materials, their possibilities and challenges
    Deepika and Satpal

    21. Machine learning algorithms for predicting viral transmission probability in naturally
    ventilated office rooms
    Nishant Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar and Anuj Kumar

    22. Integrated water resource management in hill towns: A case study of Dharamshala,
    Himachal Pradesh
    Abhinam Bhardwaj and Sandeep Sharma


    Anjali Krishan Sharma is Professor of Architecture & Sustainable Urbanism and Director, with thirty-nine years of versatile experience: Academia, Practice and Real estate sector in India. Graduation and doctoral study from School of Planning and Architecture; New Delhi acknowledged as ‘Institute of National Importance’ by government of India. Member of RIBA and SFHEA: Senior Fellow with Advance-HE(UK). Founder member of multi-disciplinary research group: Asian Universities Network Forum on Advances in Research; Japan. Awarded an Indo-Dutch fellowship to research entitled Housing Typologies in public sector housings and won first prize in a National Housing Design idea competition (CIDCO, Mumbai) including the award of the project. Keynote speaker, panellist and member of advisory committee for scientific committee for International Conferences. Advised at Boards of studies, Academic council, Convener and Resource Expert for Council of Architecture. Contributed for Indian Heritage Cities Network program, UNESCO; New Delhi; authored and collaborated for Chapters, papers and book published by Springer entitled “Traditional Urbanism Response to Climate Change - walled City of Jaipur”. Keen interest in built environs in alignment with contemporary issues especially for Sustainable Urban development and Climate change through interdisciplinary approach.

    Aanchal Sharma is an architect with experience in professional practice, research and academic teaching. Has obtained PhD from IIT Roorkee, India. At her current position as an Associate Professor at DIT University, Dehradun, she is actively involved in academic teaching, graduate research and research projects involving green buildings.

    Shraddha Bahukhandi is Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, Planning and Design. She has received her Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Her interests focus upon the development of vulnerable hill settlements, risk-resilient planning approach and inclusive planning in urban dimension. Her book on “Planning strategies for the development of new capital town in hills: A case of Gairsain, Uttarakhand” has been published by LAP, Germany.