Forum for town planning
The City Study Circle was initiated in March
of this year, 2001, with the purpose of establishing a forum for
studies on town planning in the light of Auroville's development.
The intention is that sessions will be structured in progressive
phases so as to move from ideals to physical realities. It could
be a forum for debate at the outset but ought successively to evolve
actual planning procedures.
With the approval of the Masterplan
in Delhi, a fresh opportunity has presented itself for Auroville
to take a good look at its future. As there is no blueprint for
the city, the Masterplan is a starting point for far reaching explorations
in terms of defining life-quality and sustainability.
This new study group has been named a City Study
Circle to emphasise the primary importance of research and analysis
in the planning. There is a great need to accumulate, and process,
information from both Auroville and the outside world as regards
to urban planning. This approach will hopefully be a beginning of
a process that will bring new perspectives to our understanding
of the essential questions of planning a town of tomorrow.
The Circle is open to all Aurovilians for general
input. Nevertheless, the aim is also, as time goes by, to form a
working group with committed members. (Original initiative takers
of the Circle were Alan, Felix, Helmut and Supriti.)
You find links to the respective reports of the Study Circle,
as they are published in the AVNews, on this page. The above introduction
is derived from the introduction published in AVNews as well, in