With a total population of 1.1 lakhs (Census 2011), the Panaji Urban Agglomeration is peculiar for an Indian state capital city. Yet the average vehicle ownership per household in Goa is 3 for a household of 4.2 (Draft Parking Policy, IPSCL). Another major challenge is that Panaji is a cultural-historical tourist destination of Goa, hosting 6-8 lakhs tourists annually, about 6 times its residing population. There is inadequate infrastructure for cycling and micro-mobility users, congestion due to street-parking, lack of organized and effective public transportation within the city limits.


Smart Cities presented us with a challenge to find actionable solutions, not only on how the city can integrate sustainable infrastructure but also how the operators of vehicles can work with the city to meet its specific needs, whether through customized transit and personal mobility solutions or through larger strategic innovations.

What will you learn from this workshop?

Mobility Challenge is in collaboration with the government. It presents design opportunities focused on developing new perspectives on mobility, to rethink and re-frame approaches to site-specific problems. The workshop will take you through discussions and exercises with a goal to present actionable project/ideas for implementation through the smart cities initiative.

Who can participate?

Architects, urban planners, engineers, systems thinkers, behavioral researchers, design professionals and students mainly from a product, transportation or communication background. 

About the mentors:

Malini Krishnankutty, Mumbai.

Malini Krishnankutty is an architect and city planner based in Mumbai, who has been involved with city planning, architecture, teaching and research. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Masters in Architecture and in City Planning. Her active discourse is around sustainable architecture and planning issues in India, also having been engaged with planning in Goa during the time of the making of the Regional Plan 2021. Besides being a consultant on the Development Plan for Mumbai, Malini is also co-writing two books on contemporary Indian architecture, including one on sustainable architecture.

Oliver Goodhall, London.

Oliver co-founded We Made That in 2006. He has led the practice’s work on a variety of public spaces and urban scale strategies, including an innovative incremental masterplan in Streatham, award-winning interventions in Blackhorse Lane industrial area and an ambitious development framework in Old Oak and Park Royal. 

This festival is an initiative of Kokum, a not-for-profit design trust based in Goa, India.

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