Training Programme on “Environment Friendly Siting and Site Master Planning of New Industrial Parks”
(for Entrepreneurs/ Industrialists of Vatva Industrial estate)
16th June, 2014; Vatva (Ahmedabad)
“Planning of New Industrial Parks / Investment Zones” is one of the core topics of the Indo German Environment Partnership (IGEP). Under the on-going technical cooperation between GIZ, Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), to facilitate the planning of Green Industrial parks at Gujarat, one day training programme was conducted on the topic “Environmental Friendly Siting and Site Master Planning of New Industrial Parks” on 16th June 2014 at the Center of Excellence of the Vatva GIDC Industrial Estate near Ahmedabad. The programme was attended by 19 participants including the representatives of the Vatva Industrial Association as well as the industrialists. Programme schedule is attached.
Mr Thomas Kraubitz, Senior Consultant, Buro Happold Cities, was the principal resource person for this training programme along with co-facilitators from GIZ. Mr Kraubitz is a strategic planner, urbanist and architect with strong experience in regional and city planning, international development, urban and building design. He has worked in different climatic zones in Consulting, Project Management, Urban Planning, Urban Design and Architecture for Stefan Behnisch, Ken Yeang and Rem Koolhaas amongst others. As an urban expert and former Fulbright Scholar he lectures at various national and international universities. He has been actively involved initiating the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and is leading the economics section for the Industrial Districts Scheme. Mr Kraubitz studied architecture at the University of Coburg and Urban Planning at Tongji University Shanghai, the MIT and Harvard and holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University. He is a LEED GA (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design -Green Associate) and DGNB Auditor.
The training programmes focused on:
Master planning principles
Standards, Rating systems - technical quality, environmental quality, economic quality, socio- cultural & functional quality etc.,“Greening” of industrial areas
- Transportation/circulation systems, Landscaping, renewable energy systems planningWater,
- waste water, waste managementCommon infrastructure and services
- Organizational and management models
Retrofitting aspects of existing industrial areas
Case Examples – national, international
The methodology of the programme was a series of interactive presentations. Mr Mihir Patel, President, Vatva Industries Association also gave a presentation to elaborate upon the problem and focus topics for interventions at Vatva industrial area. An interactive session was conducted in which the participants gave inputs about the focus areas of interventions and their locational aspects.