The focus of the recommendation is climate resilience and design
Explore the existing waste streams in Agonda, and proposals for sanitary and environmentally friendly management
Sustainable Tourism has been a concern for Agonda since the beginning of Pratt Institute’s Studies in India
The recommendations that came forth from this studio are based in our experiences in New York City, as well as the efforts put forth in previous studios.
The Land Use and Waste Management recommendations were direct outcomes from the previous studios. In these reports, there was an identified need for growth and transportation plans, alongside a priority list of facilities and institutions that were lacking in Agonda. Waste Management was a concern with the ever increasing tourist industry alongside Agonda Beach.
The Design Guidelines were informed by recent events in both Goa and New York. The year before this studio, the neighboring taluka (administrative region within Goa) Canacona was subject to increased flooding and severe landslides, along with ever lasting effects from tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. As this studio was doing its preparatory work in the Fall of 2012, Superstorm Sandy had hit New York City. This superstorm, fresh on the students’ minds, put the idea of climate resiliency to the forefront of the design framework.
The report in its entirety can be found here.
- Resilient Agonda 2012-13 (9.0 MB)