Impact of Rise in Sea Level in Mumbai

Impact of Rise in Sea Level in Mumbai

Join the Mumbai Global Center and Krupali Uplekar Krusche who is the Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work and Director of DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis) research team. She will be discussing her Sea Level Rise Study: Environmental impact on development of the City of Mumbai in its future. A 3D Exhibit and International Conference, 'The Digital Future of World Heritage' was conducted in partnership with the United States Embassy to Italy, NASA, UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in 2014. Both projects are part of the four year agreement with the World Heritage Center of UNESCO. The University of Notre Dame has created Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance (DVARCA), and will work on tackling issues related to climate change, including sea level rise as seen in Mumbai where planning tools like assessing onsite responses to transformations throughout the year will be recorded and included with studies done by CIRES, University of Colorado and NASA to create a comprehensive urban planning on a regional scale for the site. This will then be taken down to the level of individualized solutions on site with impact on the ground and local interventions for it.

Meet the Director: Dhiraj Mehra

Dhiraj Mehra presently serves as the inaugural Director for Initiatives in India at University of Notre Dame’s Mumbai Global Center. An Alumnus of the University, Dhiraj received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Computer Applications. His work with the Mumbai Global Center oversees research projects for different centers and institutes for Notre Dame in India. Dhiraj also oversees Notre Dame’s existing partnerships with leading research institutions in India. In addition to his business and commercial ventures, Dhiraj manages his family instituted charitable trust in Mumbai, India, that helps promote and provide basic education and quality healthcare for the underprivileged. He has been nominated since 2020-21 as co-chair for the prestigious Indian Merchant’s Chamber – Industry and Trade Committee and is the Chairperson of the Alumni Association of Mumbai’s premier Campion High School.

Meet the Guest Speaker: Krupali Uplekar Krusche

Presented by Dhiraj Mehra

Krupali Uplekar Krusche is the Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work and Director of DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis) research team. She teaches urban and architectural design and digital documentation at the School of Architecture. Since 2007, she has founded and directed DHARMA research specializing in 3D documentation of World Heritage Sites using advanced mapping techniques. Since 2008, the team started its first major project by documenting four renaissance age major tomb monuments in India, one of them being Taj Mahal in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). In 2010, she and her team started documenting the world renowned Roman Forum in partnership with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma (now known as P.AR.Co), Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the Archeological Service, Rome. A 3D Exhibit and International Conference, ‘The Digital Future of World Heritage’ was conducted in partnership with the United States Embassy to Italy, NASA, UNESCO and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in 2014. Both projects are part of the four year agreement with the World Heritage Center of UNESCO.

Project Synopsis

Presented by Dhiraj Mehra

The University of Notre Dame has created the Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance (DVARCA), and will work on tackling issues related to climate change, including sea level rise as seen in Mumbai.

Faculty Lightning Talks: Krupali Krusche

Presented by Krupali Krusche

Associate Professor Krupali Krusche gives an introduction to her work regarding World Heritage, urban and city planning, and the impact of climate change with the University of Notre Dame in the School of Architecture.

Mumbai Port Trust Student Experience

Presented by Dhiraj Mehra

Take a quick look into the students’ time in Mumbai working with the Mumbai Port Trust.

Additional Resources

Presented by Dhiraj Mehra

 

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Presented by Dhiraj Mehra

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1:00 pm

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Featured Speakers: 

  • Dhiraj Mehra, Inaugural Director for Initiatives in India, University of Notre Dame’s Mumbai Global Center
  • Krupali Uplekar Krusche, Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work and Director of DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis)

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