Traditional Knowledge in Urban Resilience

Course NameTraditional Knowledge in Urban Resilience

OCW type: PDP

Higher Education InstitutionNational Institute of Technology (NITH), Hamirpur

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Description of course

Aim: To disseminate traditional knowledge of Resilient Vernacular Construction in Hills .

Course Objectives

To disseminate the traditional wisdom of architectural practices in Himachal.

To edify a group of professional about community Resilience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the participants will be able to

Understand the Vernacular practices in Himachal Pradesh.

Understand to resilience of vernacular construction techniques.

Course Structure

Course Duration: 05 days

Course Frequency: The course is designed for professionals in the field of architecture and planning and is part of the resilient dissemination series through five distinct conceptualized PDP’s.

Course Format

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Topic to be covered



Lecture series and group discussions on types of resilience.

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on vulnerability analysis of Himachal.

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on Building construction techniques.

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on community resilience in Himachal

4 hours


Lecture series and group discussions on community resilience in Himachal

4 hours


Course Content

Prerequisites for participationProfessional, academicians and participants from the reputed institutes and industry. Members of govt. bodies and NGO’s working in the field of capacity building, Disaster management and resilience. 

Course Syllabus:

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Day 1

Community Resilience Framework


Factors influencing resilience in Hills


Day 2

Planning for Green Architecture


Learnings from conventional construction in Hills


Day 3

Traditional Practices of Hills


Evaluation methods for Resilience


Day 4

Virtual Site Visit


Energy Conservation and Resilience


Day 5

Role of GIS in Planning


Feedback and Discussion Session

Course AssignmentsThere are no assignments conceived for this course. Participation and active involvement in the lectures are sought.

Expected time spent on course:

Time spent in hours: 25 hours

Time spent in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System): 1 ECTS

Course Grading

Assessment Criteria and Distribution of Marks: There were no course grading proposed for this PDP.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation Procedure & Criteria:

Based upon the common evaluation proforma prepared by WP4 leader institutes.

Faculty Evaluation:

Feedback attached and submitted for the course to WP3 and WP4 leader institutes.

Student Evaluation:

There was no evaluation in this course. The participants were encouraged to participate and learn.

Last modified: Friday, 21 January 2022, 3:16 PM