Vision of Ahmedabad is an exploration of what the city can be 2030. The vision embraces the unique character of Ahmedabad while seeking equitable and environmentally sustainable future. Six leading Ahmedabad architects – Kamal Mangaldas, Parul Zaveri & Nimish Patel, Rajeev Kathpalia, Bimal Patel, Aniket Bhagwat, and Apurva Amin – and their teams developed the images that make up the vision. The architect teams focused in six different sites, exploring how the city’s streets and public spaces can become more comfortable and appealing to everyone. The teams met frequently to discuss and debate their proposals. Along the way, they have been advised by a group of eminent Ahmedabad residents.
The Vision of Ahmedabad was developed as part of Our Cities Ourselves, a programme initiated by ITDP. Central to the OCO program are principles of transport in urban life that seek to highlight the needs of people and the environment in the way we plan our cities and transport systems. OCO began with an exhibition in NY featuring vision of ten cities from around the world. The exhibition has since traveled to other cities across the world and is being displayed in Ahmedabad by ITDP in partnership with EPC. The vision of Ahmedabad exhibition is displayed alongside this international travelling exhibition.
The aim of this exhibition is to initiate a conversation about the future of our cities. The vision of Ahmedabad, or any city for that matter, is incomplete without the views of its citizens. Awareness & engagement of the citizens can mean the difference between a city that withers under the presence of growing traffic & pollution and one that approaches these challenges with a proactive, determined response. This can be the beginning of a conversation about improving the quality of our lives and realizing a new vision of our cities, ourselves.