Dr Catherine Button, Director of Planning and Urban Design, School of Architecture planning and landscape, Newcastle University, United Kingdom visited IIT Roorkee from June 30 to July29, 2022 under the provision ASEM-DUO fellowship program.
Prof Button was hosted by Prof. Arindam Biswas, Department of Architecture and Planning, IIT Roorkee. Prof Button was invited for an interactive session with the scholars and faculty members of the department, where she gave a talk on “The values of Water in Urban Planning” on 27th July 2022 in the department of Architecture and Planning.
During her visit to IIT Roorkee, Prof Button was also invited by Dean International Relations, Prof P. Arumugam to discuss the opportunities of collaboration between different departments at IIT Roorkee and Newcastle University. Also there were discussions on developing student exchange programs, joint thesis supervision and joint degree programs between IIT Roorkee and the Newcastle University.