How Water makes Bangalore

An insight on projects and research carried out to study Ecosystem services and context - and the implication of Urban connections to it in contrast to Historic settlements.

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Mohan S Rao, an Environmental Design & Landscape Architecture professional, is the principal designer of the leading multi-disciplinary consultancy practice, Integrated Design (INDÉ), based in Bangalore. His core expertise is in the field of environmental design, regional planning and landscape architecture with a strong focus on sustainable practices in city & regional planning, disaster management, heritage conservation and master planning. He is involved in research and design programs in the sub-continent, China, France, Italy, Morocco and Libya. Mr. Rao has been invited and chaired several international and national conferences where he has engaged with varied issues such as bio diversity and ecosystem services, climate change and passive design; low impact development & city planning. Mr. Rao’s work has been published in several leading international and national journals and books including the notable ‘1000 Landscape Architects’ which features the best selected Landscape works worldwide. Several of his works in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design have also been awarded by international and national professional and peer groups. The most noted among this is the 2010 International Federation of Landscape Architects’ President’s Award for the Asia Pacific Region. Mohan Rao is the only Indian to have been felicitated with this top award in IFLA’s 62 year history. He is also the recipient of the Award of Distinction in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme for his work in Hampi. Among his peers, he is recognized as one of the leading professionals in passive water management and conservation strategies in South East Asia.

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