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Pune’s Design Paradox: City’s New Urban Look

Realty+ Conclave conference panel discussion on “Pune’s Design Paradox: City’s New Urban Look” was moderated by Ar. Dheeraj Patil. Discussion revolved around past, present and future development trends of Pune city. Expert panel members including Ar. Neelesh Chopda, Ar. Sunil Patil, Ar. Pratima Joshi, Ar. Pranati Shroff, Ar. Prashant Deshmukh and Ar. Siddharta Rajurkar were…

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Deep Dive Workshop – Amaravati Urban Design Strategy

GSA Principal, Dheeraj Patil was invited to be part of the Deep Dive Workshop on Amaravati Urban Design Strategy at Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh. Aim of the workshop was to agree a set of strategies that can help deliver bespoke and identifiable urban design solutions that help Amravati – capital city for newly formed state Andhra…

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“Merit Award in Design (Built) Category” for TCS Campus, Nagpur, India

American Society of Landscape Architects Potomac Chapter awarded “Merit Award in Design (Built) Category” for Tata Consultancy Services Campus, Nagpur, India. This 54 acre IT campus is TCS’s first such campus in Eastern Maharashtra State. Employing over 4000 IT professionals in phase-1, the project acts as an impetus for the future development and success of…

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IGBC’s LEED INDIA GOLD Certificate awarded to TCS Mihan project

‘IGBC’s LEED INDIA GOLD’ rating was recently awarded to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Mihan project located in Nagpur, India. The LEED rating confirms project team’s commitment to sustainable design practices and design excellence. GSA served as a lead consultant for landscape design services and also provided an ongoing support for achieving the Green Building Certification.

Edmonton’s Chinatown undergoing revitalization

GSA team is currently assisting the City of Edmonton in establishing an Urban Interface Plan for the Chinatown district.  The Urban Interface Plan will establish key place making principles for the focus area identified in the Chinatown Economic Development Plan. A variety of place making initiatives will be identified to attract investments to this area…

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Design committee points lens on Edmonton’s growth

GSA principal, Dnyanesh Deshpande, was recently interviewed by Metro News Edmonton. Dnyanesh provided his insight regarding the value added contribution the Edmonton Design Committee provides to the urban planning processes in Edmonton. Click here to read the full article.

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Dnyanesh Deshpande Appointed to the Edmonton Design Committee

At the April 19, 2016 Council meeting, Edmonton City Council appointed GSA principal, Dnyanesh Deshpande, to the Edmonton Design Committee for the upcoming term. The Edmonton Design Committee provides advice to the City in formulating Urban Design principles, guidelines and policies. The committee also uses the principles to review and provide recommendations to applicants and…

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Fort Saskatchewan Downtown Land Use Bylaw Approved

City Council recently approved Fort Saskatchewan’s Downtown Land Use Bylaw on 26 April, 2016. GSA principal, Dnyanesh Deshpande, led this project from its conception till the final approval. The new land use regulations are presented in a simplified format with a strong focus on urban design, built form character and promote mixed-use development. In 2009,…

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Brazeau County Land Use Bylaw Received First Reading

GSA is currently assisting Brazeau County in updating their Land Use Bylaw. The project includes a comprehensive overhaul of the existing Bylaw. GSA team also lead an extensive stakeholder consultation including the Steering Committee, general public, businesses, Council and County staff. The draft Land Use Bylaw passed the First Reading on May 11th 2016 with…

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Airdrie Great Places Plan Approved

On March 21, 2016, the City of Airdrie Council unanimously approved the updated Great Places Plan which is the master plan for parks and open spaces in Airdrie. GSA team led by Dnyanesh Deshpande worked closely with the City’s project team and led key aspects of this project including stakeholder consultation, revisiting parks typology, establishing new parks delivery…

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The Lamont Leader article

Dnyanesh Deshpande, Principal Consultant with Green Space Alliance gave a power point overview of a proposal that would see single, multiple and high density housing just east of the existing Brookside subdivision. Here is the link

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Avenue magazine article

GSA principal Dnyanesh Deshpande was recently interviewed by the Avenue Magazine in Edmonton as a subject matter expert. He explained his ideas about the importance of long term planning in enabling successful redevelopment of underutilized big box store sites in Edmonton context. Here is the link to article on Page 80  

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Deshpande’s Art Cube is ‘Most Implementable’

Earlier this year, the City of Edmonton, the University of Alberta’s planning program, and Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) organized a competition in which they invited a select group of about 25 local artists/designers to envision design solutions for two sites in downtown Edmonton. Submissions had to be in the form of hand-drawn conceptual ideas. The…

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FEED talk

GSA principals Dheeraj Patil and Dnyanesh Deshpande gave a joint presentation at an event organized by Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design (FEED) at Pune, India on 23rd December 2014. The event was attended by a wide range of local professionals including architects, designers, planners as well as architectural students. The theme of the…

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