Goa 2100

The Goa 2100 project was an international urban design competition organized by the International Gas Union in 2003. Seven international teams were invited for the competition and the Indian team consisted of Sanjay Prakash (Sanjay Prakash & Associates, Delhi), Aromar Revi (TARU), Rahul Mehrotra (Rahul Mehrotra Associates, Mumbai), Kapil Gupta (Serie Architects, Mumbai) and Rahul Gore (_OPOLIS Architects, Mumbai). were the core team members. The resulting proposal for the competition was a planning project for the city of Panjim in Goa, a state in western India. The project looks at planning from a ‘RUrban’ perspective – a method of sustainable development that combines high quality living conditions, a successful economy, and sustainable levels of resource use and waste generation for both the city as well as its rural periphery. The aim of the proposal is to integrate urban and rural communities through physical infrastructure and the formation of symbiotic economic networks. It visualizes the city as a net producer of ecological services rather than a sink for regional and global resources.