GSA is privileged to be a part of “Cities and SDGs – Summit on Liveable Cities and Urban Sustainability” which happened recently in Mumbai. Dheeraj Patil, Principal at Green Space Alliance (GSA) has explained positive contribution through landscape architecture projects that helps addressing urban sustainability, climate change and city resilience in major urban areas. It…Details
Dear Thorhild County residents, Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak directly with some residents who have shared their questions and concerns about the Thorhild County Land Use Bylaw as well as Green Space Alliance (GSA) as an organization. About me and the Green Space Alliance I’d like to start…Details
On December 6, 2022, the Edmonton City council approved the Metro 78 development, a pair of 71-unit buildings on 78 Avenue between 114t and 115 streets. The site is in west McKernan/Belgravia, steps away from the McKernan/Belgravia LRT station and many community amenities. The proposed buildings are oriented towards the east fronting 114 Street with…Details
GSA team is working with the City of Edmonton as lead urban designers for the Hairsine neighbourhood Renewal project. We recently delivered a major public engagement landmark. For the Exploring Options and Tradeoffs engagement event, our team developed a presentation package to illustrate a series of urban design opportunities within the neigbourhood and associated benefits/…Details
From 2019 to 2021 GSA worked with the City of Edmonton as the lead urban designer for the Calder neighbourhood Renewal project. The project involved extensive public engagement with residents to seek their input on key gaps and potential opportunities. Various placemaking projects designed by our team to address citizen concerns are now being implemented…Details
On August 13, 2021, the Edmonton City council approved the Altairus development, a six-story residential development in the charming Garneau neighbourhood in Edmonton. This is a car-free environment in a highly walkable and bikeable area of Garneau with indoor secure bike storage for all residents. The developer has committed to providing subsidized transit passes for…Details
During COVID19 pandemic lockdown GSA India team members managed to continue work from home from 11 different cities and supporting clients during this difficult time. Dedicated team members worked hard taking advantage of technology and continuous coordination on various projects to complete required tasks and drawings.
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…Details
Island City Centre (ICC), Mumbai project was presented by Ar. Sandeep Shikre, Milind Sorkhade and Ar Dheeraj Patil. Architectural design of high rise residential towers and its complex services integration vertically, glass façade design and landscape design aspects were shared on this knowledge sharing platform.
Landscape design “Weaving culture through the Landscape”, Tata Consultancy Services, Mihan, Nagpur, Published in Landscape Architecture Journal, Issue 58, 2019. Click here to view the articleDetails
MAHESH PROFESSIONAL FORUM under the aegis of Mahesh Forum Charitable Trust has taken a new initiative to organize a National Professional Conclave, “MPF SAMVID 2018 –Knowledge to Succeed”, where Dheeraj Patil was invited as one of the speakers. Dheeraj presented “Monetizing Cities in India” through emergent urbanization in Indian context. Indian cities are growing rapidly and…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Ground breaking ceremony for High Capacity Mass Transit Rout (HCMTR) 3km long linear garden has been done by Former Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Mr. Ajit Pawar on 21 Dec 2016. GSA Principal, Dheeraj Patil introduced the project details and design features during this ceremony to guests and local community members.…Details
‘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.
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…Details
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.Details
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…Details
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,…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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 80Details
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…Details
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…Details