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Date(s) - 21/03/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Alliance française du Bengale


Panel Discussion on
“Does heritage matter ?”

Date: Wednesday, 21st March 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Venue: Alliance française du Bengale,
57A Park Mansion, Park Street

Free & open to all.

Heritage Precincts and Transfer of Development Rights (TDR):
Will these rescue, once and for all, Calcutta’s historic neighbourhoods and buildings?

Why does Calcutta – unlike other cities of the world, including Bombay – lack heritage precincts and zones, in spite of being in a sense defined by its historic neighbourhoods with their unique cultural histories and array of architectural styles, from the neoclassical to the colonial to Art Deco ?

Why are Calcutta’s citizens, increasingly agonised over the demolition of irreplaceable buildings and areas, largely aware of option that heritage precincts and Transfert of Development Rights (TDR) present?

Calcutta Architectural Legacies (CAL) and Alliance française du Bengale
cordially invite you to a round table discussion including

Rabindra Vasavada (Head of UNESCO World Heritage City dossier for Ahmedabad)
Partha Ranjan Das
 (Architect, member, WBHC)
Pradeep Kakkar
Nandu Belani
 (developer, President of CREDAI Bengal)
Fabrice Plançon (Director, Alliance française​ du Bengale​) 
Nilina Deb Lal 
(Architect and researcher)
Sanjay Sridhar (Asia Director C40)
Amit Chaudhuri (Writer, founder of CAL)

& Chief Guest Mr. Damien Syed, Honorable
Consul General of France in Kolkata

To download the poster, please click here: Does Heritage Matter