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(CBE Key Office Bearers)

Santosh K Ghosh
Founder - President

Educated as an architect, urban designer and planner from Calcutta University, India and University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Was Ford Foundation Fellow. Received Commonwealth foundation and the British council study travel grants. He was Chief Architect, Calcutta Metropolitan Planning and Urban Development and Planning. Besides Teaching in India he taught for some years in USA and the Middle East. One of the pioneers in urban conservation movement and orgaised seminar conferences, Made presentations at Universities and conferences in about 25 countries. Author - editor. Chairman of the organising committee.

Mobile No. 9831739825
E-mail : sghoshcbe@gmail.com

Partha R Das
Vice President

Educated as an architect and urban designer from Jadavpur University and School of Planning and Architecture, India. Special study on conservation of heritage at Lund University, Sweden. Field Studies in conservation in Southeast Asia. Practicing architect and member, West Bengal Heritage Commission. Worked in conservation projects and presented papers.
Convenor of the International Conference

Mobile No. 9830047410
E-mail : prdas@rediffmail.com

Ayan Sen
Secretary General

Educated as an architect and urban designer from CEPT, Ahmedebad, India and Massachusets Institute of Technology, (MIT), USA. Worked for some years in Pittsburgh and Washington DC, USA. Practicing award winning architect, Connected with Mega-city project, Kyoto University, Japan. Presented works at World Congress of Architects, Seoul.

Mobile No. 9830724767
E-mail : ayan2791@yahoo.com


Mr. Parasar Basu

B.Arch (Hons.) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Post Graduate study at l'Institut d'architecture. et urbanisme, l’universite de Marseilles, France. Associated with l' Association Internationale Le Corbusier, Geneva, Switzerland, Associated with Alliance Francaise de Bengale. Was Chief de Mission, India with Govt. of Gabon, Africa for housing and restoration of heritage sites. Practicing Architect, Kolkata. Is one of the founder members and was Vice President, Centre for Built Environment.

E-mail: pbasu@atelierbasu.co.in
Mobile: 9748124781

Mr. Suchit Mitra

B. Arch from Calcutta University, Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Architecture from Architecture Association, London. He worked in UK and African countries - Nigeria and Ghana. Practicing Architect and Author. Member of Executive Committee, Center for Built Environment.

E-mail : suchit2010@rediffmail
Mobile: 9339746240

Ms. Indrani Sarkar

Was Chief Architect, Military Engineering Services, Govt. of India. Documented heritage buildings under Indian Military, Research Study in Kenya for renovation of Mombasa historic town. Member INTACH & ICOMOS. Member of the Executive Committee, Centre for Built Environment.

E-mail : (indrani.sarkr@gmail.com) Mob. : 9830229112

Dr. Shivashish Bose

Architect and Urban Designer with Certificate in Conservation and postgraduate research at ICCROM, Rome, Italy, Studied Conservation in Paris with French Govt. fellowship. Has Ph.D in urban conservation. European Commision fellow at Aristotle univ. of the Salonite Greece, Presented papers on conservation in many countries. Faculty member of Architecture Dept. Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

E-mail : (shivashishbose )
Mobile. : 9231898501

Mr. Unmesh Kirtikar

Graduated in Architecture from University of Lousiana, Lafayette, USA. special study in conservation and management of historic buildings from Lund University, Sweden. Ex Jt. Secretary, Centre for Built Environment. Participated in UN Habitat II, Istanbul and speaker at World Congress of Architects, Berlin. Practical projects experience including conservation of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata, Study visit in Europe and Southeast Asia. on leave in USA.

E-mail : (unmkir@gmail.com)
Phone: USA (225) 9397818


Dr. Abhijit Paul

Architecture & Urban Design from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Ph.D in Planning & Management from Texas Tech. University, USA. Some research & teaching experience in USA. Taught at School of Planning and architecture, Vijawada and now faculty, DSGTM, Bangalore, India. Fellow, Indian Institute of Architects and member Centre for Built Environment.

E-mail : abhijitpaul2002@yahoo.com
Mobile : 9748491529

Mr. Kaushik Ghosh

Architecture and Urban design from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Special study at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Field study in East Africa. Research fellow, IIEST, and now Asst. Professor, Urban Management Centre, Administrative Training Institute, Govt. of West Bengal. Presented papers at International conferences including work urban forum. Ex Jt Secretary, CBE.

E-mail : ghosharchitect@gmail.com
Mobile : 9830419290

Ms Debarati Chakraborty

Architecture & Urban design from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Taught at Om Dayal School of Architecture and at present Deputy Architect. Central Public Works Dept. Govt. of India, was Research fellow & Joint Secretary, Centre for Built Environment. Presented papers at International Conferences. Ph.D. Candidate.

E-mail : ar.debarati@gmail.com
Mobile : 98308 54825

Ms. Alokananda Mukherjee

Architecture from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and urban design from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Ph.D. Candidate. Research fellow, Centre for Built Environment. Presented papers at International Conferences.

E-mail : alokanandab@gmail.com
Mobile : 9836066749

(Coordonnateur de session)

Ms. Ananya Banjeree
Architect & Urban Designer

B.Arch from BE College (Now IIEST) Kolkata, India, MA in urban Env. Design, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. Certificate in Architectural History, Univ. of Oxford, UK. Director & Head of Design, Boyer, London, Formerly of John Thompson & Partners and Robert Adam, Architects, London.

Dr. Ronita Bardhan
Architect & Urban Planner

B. Arch from BE College (now IIEST) and Master’s in City Planning from IIT. Kharagpur, India. Ph.D. from University of Tokyo, Japan. Faculty member, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. Visiting Asst. Prof., Stanford University, USA.

Dr. Asmita Bhardwaj
City Planner

Ph.D in city and regional planning, Cernell University, USA, Faculty, Sushant School of Art and Architecture. In charge of Smart Cities Research Programme.

Ms. Monica Khosla Bhargava
Architect & Urban designer

B. Arch from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, M. Arch (Urban design) from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. Special study, Lund University, Sweden. Principal Architect, Kham Associates, Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Life member, Centre for built Environment. Presented papers at international conferences.

Ms. Kamalika Bose
Urban Conservation Architect, Fulbright Scholar and SAH-Getty International fellow, USA. Master’s degree in Historic preservation planning, Cornell University, worked in Conservation projects in New York, USA. Taught at CEPT, Ahmedbad and now practicing urban conservation architect, Mumbai, India. Research study in conservation.
Ms. Paromita De Sarkar
B.Arch from Nagpur and Master’s degree in Conservation, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. Award winner from Unesco Asia Pacific Heritage Centre, Bangkok. Had Certificate course on conservation from ICCROM, Rome. Now Director, projects - Indian Heritage Cities Network, Bangalore.
Ms. Sonia Gupta
Architect & Urban designer from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Special Study at Lund University, Sweden, Field Studies in South Africa. Speaker at World Water forum, Marseilles, France and was one of the session convenors, World Water Forum, Seoul, Korea. Teaching and practicing experience. Now Principal, Dept. of Architecture, Amity University, Kolkata, Life member, Centre for Built Environment and Associate, Indian Institute of Architects.
Dr. Mahua Mukherjee
Architect, Master’s from IIT, Roorkee, Ph.D. from Jadavpur University. Special Study at Lund University, Sweden, Fulbright scholar. Faculty in Architecture and Planning Dept. and Associate faculty. Centre for Excellence in Disaster Management and mitigation, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Was Assoc. Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, Life member, Centre for Built Environment, Kolkata.
Ms. Diya Banerjee


Architect and Urban designer, educated at Jadavpur University, Kolkats and SPA, New Delhi, Asst. Professor, RV College of Atchitecture,Bangalore.


Ms. Vimal Preet
Architect & Town Planner, Amritsar, India. Faculty, Architecture Deptt. Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab. Bachelor of Architecture from NIT, Hamirpur, HP and Masters in Planning from IIT, Roorkee. Research Study in Conservation, Worked in International Projects in Middleast.
Dr. Savitri Jalais


Architect, Ph.D. from University of Paris, Assit. Prof. ENSRA. Toulouse, France, Researcher, IPRAUS, (Institute Parisiende Recherche Architecture, Urbanisatique, Societe) Paris, Did study research on Indian Urban Conservation - Varanasi and other cities.


Ms. Tanima Bhattacharya

Phd. Scholar, Ranabir and Chitra Gupts School of infrastructure design
and Management, IIT, Kharagpur. Studied history of art from Rabindra 
Bharati University and Master's degree from Santiniketan.


Mr. Ranajit Gupta


Education at Pandicherry, India. Studied architecture at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Worked in Berlin. Now Principal Architect, Interdesign International, Kolkata. One of the founder members and ex-Secretary General, Centre for Built Environment. Organised events for CBE and presented papers at International Conferences.


Ms. Sumita G. Ganguly

Educated as architect and city planner from India. Masters from Rutgers State University, USA. Was Research officer, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was Senior Planner, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Was one of the founder member, Centre for Built Environment.


Ms. Mahua Ghosh


A Practicing landscape architect in Kolkata. Life member, CBE and presented papers at International Conferences. A classical Dancer.
(Not functioning due to a Serious Accident).



Dr. Thant Myint-U


One of the Global Thinkers.
He Studied at John Hopkins in International Relations and Harvard University, USA. Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University. A former fellow of Trinity College.
He was awarded Fukaoka prize in 2015. He is author of some best selling books. He worked with the United Nations and now Founder Chairman. Yangon Heritage Trust. Advisor to the Govt. of Myanmar. He will talk about Rejuvenating the heritage and culture of cities : Case study Yangon, Myanmar.


Prof. Luisa Bravo
Adjunct professor, University of Florence, Italy and Queensland University of Technology, Australia, She is founder-president, City space Architecture and launched “Journal of public space” at UN Habitat III, Quito, She is member of UN. Expert group and lectured throughout the world. She will talk about “Rejuvenating public space in the historic city of Florence”.


Ms. Pamela Jerome


President, Architecture Preservation Studio, New York and also in faculty, Columbia University’s Historic preservation program. She was in various committee of ICOMS and Global Heritage Fund She was consultant on historic property conservation in the USA and Middle East.



Dr. Laretna Adishaki

Co-Founder, Indonesian Heritage Trust.Coordinator,Centre for Heritage Conservation, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogjakarta. Has master's degree in architecture, Wisconsin University, USA and Phd in engineering, Kyoto University,Japan


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