Letters to the Editors
Over the last number of years (since about 1990) I have been writing letters to the editors of newspapers, journals, magazines, institutions and organizations about various issues, mainly about Architecture, city planning, public buildings but also about issues like for example the false scare created by two school girls from Navi Mumbai about sighting of a terrorist landing.
Therefore, I thought of publishing these unpublished letters in a book to make widely known my views about matters of general public interest and to bring to the notice of people, even after the issue has lost its topicality, a thinking intellectual’s concern about issues of national/ regional/local importance.
Hence, readers will find letters about a number of issues that I have written extensively in some of my books published so far. Those interested in perusing them can visit my websites, angelfire.com/indie/pmapte and pmapte.webnode.in and down load the books viz. 1. building of Gandhinagar: New Capital of Gujarat 2. Urban Growth Strategies: Mumbai Lessons 3. Urban Planning & Development: An Indian Perspective 4. India: A Nation Bedeviled 5. Handson Guide, Urban Planning & Housing 6. People Places & Pursuits.
Prakash M. Apte, born in 1939, graduated in Architecture from M.S. University of Baroda, completed Masters Programme in Regional Planning in 1961 from IIT Kharagpur and studied Urban Design at Naples University, Italy in 1963. Later in 1974, he obtained a Diploma in Business Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Town Planners, India and the Indian Institute of Architects.
He led a team to prepare a Development Plan for the 600 sq.km. Asansol region in West Bengal and in 1965, to design and build the new capital city - Gandhinagar. Joining the Housing & Urban Development Corporation of India – HUDCO – in 1972, as Chief (Projects), he formulated its Policies, project appraisal and monitoring systems, organized research, undertook consultancy and executed housing projects. Since 1979 he has worked with private sector designing and executing housing and urban development projects.
- Paperback: 102 Pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing ; 1 edition (2018)
- Author: Prakash Madhusudan Apte
- ISBN-13: 9789387193628
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.8 cm
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