Streets are a public stage where life unfolds. They are the core ingredients for town planning and are critical public spaces that lend richness to the social, civic, and economic fabric of our communities. Streets in our downtowns, Main Streets and residential areas are more than just a conduit for traffic. Great cities need many great streets that connect people to key destinations and places retaining the social and cultural core of the city.


To redesign streets as active public domain and preserve the essence of the city through them.

The objective behind this year’s problem statement is to enable the participants to explore into the key aspect of urban planning. Streets are to be viewed in their entirety and not just as a mode of transporting people and goods, with an emphasis on the vital role they play in animating the social and economic life of communities. What we look for here is a multi functional design that can range from a mere seating arrangement to a transit stop.The design should engage in dynamism and maintain a sociocultural link to the city.

A sustainable module (environmental,social and economic) is to be generated which caters to the needs of different users and at the same time does not disrupt the neighbourhood activities.The design needs to be flexible and needs to adhere to the day and night changes of the neighbourhood.A clear demarcation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic is to be considered while designing with minimum safety requirements.The Design scope has been kept wide and varied as we believe that it allows a greater opportunity for variety and better ideas to emerge.


Aim & Expected Results:

• To consider all possible and likely disaster scenarios in the chosen site, as well as all sources of general everyday stress, and then start the design process with all of these considerations in mind.

• Encourage participants to explore resources, undertake case studies and learn from the same.

• Train students to understand the different stages of the design process and present the same with clarity and detail.


The street to be designed should be from a Tier-2 city and the participants should justify their choice of the city with clarity. The participants are free to design either a downtown street or a residential main road.The design needs to be modular   

The choice of material is open for the participants and the design can be a collaboration of seating,transit stop,green spaces,activity areas etc. which invoke the image of the city in the user.



  • The entire presentation (including the analytical study, case study, site study, concept of design and the final design) is to be presented in the form of Soft copy/demo or in the form of Hard copy (not more than four A2 size panels.)

  • The format must be at the bottom of the sheets with Pragyan’ 17 logo along with registration number at the right hand corner of the sheet.

  • The mode of presentation of the content is up to the participant’s free will. The entry can be an individual or group project with not more than three in a group.

  • Any number of entries are allowed per college.

  • A CD/pendrive containing non-editable format to be submitted on the day of the event.

We hope that participating in Aakriti presents you with an opportunity to explore resources, develop wonderful concepts, discuss ideas and apply all of them to produce a work of art. We look forward to your participation and wish you the best of luck and a wonderful design journey.

Abstract Submission:

Following questions MUST be answered in the abstract:

Which city are you choosing ?

Reason for choosing that particular city.

Justification for each solution/method adopted.

Note:The final presentation should justify each and every method adopted by the participant for the given problem statement.