Prachi: Make the beaches easily accessible from different parts of India. Control the number of people and also the vehicular traffic coming to the place. People who visit the place must enjoy the place yet not disturb the residents if the area. Recreational activities such as water sports, bungee jumping, etc. Make an identity for the coast. The master plan must address the issues of development and must control the development that is happening.
Mixed land use must be implemented. This will provide all the required facilities with in a small area, hence minimizing travel and traffic.
Joel: The place must be well connected and easily accessible. The transport system to and from the place must be good. Signages must be used to lead people to the tourist spot. Is it necessary to restrict the amount of people coming to the place?
Anjum: Who are we targeting? People who come to the coastal area prefer being close to nature, thus there should be open spaces. Instead of shops, street bazaars can be planned in order to give the visitors a feel of the place and also help them interact with the locals. Jaideep: How to connect the place to bus stops, train stations, and make the place easily accessible? Why would people want to visit the place? Highlight the people of the area- the fisherman. Make a museum that tells the visitors about the evolution of the place and people with time. An amusement park can be made in the place. Locally available material can be used.
Akshat: Development must not happen at the cost of natural landscape. The sea and the trees must be looked after. The area must have landscape features and open areas. Attention must be to the micro climate of the place. There must not be over crowding in areas of multiple use. Mixed land use must be avoided. Place must be provided for recreation and relaxation.
Do the people want it? What is the impact of the development on the people living in the area? Leave the place as it is. Reenu: Tourism is all about witnessing the place and enjoying it. Highlighting simple things about the place that make it special. It is seen that not much importance is given to the local residents. Who are we targeting as tourists? With the development of tourism, life of the people can become miserable. The development made must be ecologically sensitive- use local techniques and Waste management must be made a part of the scheme. existing natural features. Home stays can be made in this area. This helps educate the tourists about the tradition of the area and also gives the visitor a homely feeling. Sujatha: Land use pattern must be understood in order to formulate it in our context. A case study must be done in order to understand different areas in India. Take examples: study the needs of the public, study how it is working. Give the public what they want in a moderated way. Consider the facilities that can be provided. Promote the coastal culture so that people get a feel of the place. Arvind: The place must be divided into small pockets and then developed into different areasresidential, commercial, etc. The typology of the area must be maintained and buildings must be built on the basis of need. The place must be marketed well.
Swarupa: The main features of the place, tradition, etc must be taken into consideration. The features and style of buildings in the coastal area must be enhanced. The place should attract people and make them have a good experience. The place should be made easily accessible. Waste water disposal must be taken care of. Vijayeta: Urban morphology must be understood-The shape, building type, street pattern, history, people, climate. The specialty and beauty of the place must be given importance. It is necessary to see what is successful and what wont work out in the place. Sushir: Identify major parts of the site. Develop a prototype and then make combinations using this prototype. Accessibility must be focused upon. Edge must have food shacks and restaurants only.
Jeena: Example given: Sentosa Island, Singapore. A man made island made on a reclaimed land. Transport facility used is the cable car. Under water activity, marine life. Museum that throws light on old Singapore and the present day Singapore. Dolphin show, laser fire works show. Beach not really tampered with, only pockets of the beach can be used by the public. Mode of transport to the bird park is the monorail. The region must be protected and the development that happens must not tamper with the place. Divya: The kind of activities that tourists like to engage themselves with depends on the user type, their age. The beach is generally a quiet place that people visit, to relax. Hence the place can have resorts, rehabilitation centres, meditation centres, and religious centres. The place must cater to the various user types. Ritesh: The local people also generate revenue; it is not only the foreigners and the north Indians. Hence, spaces must be created for the locals, spaces where they can spend their entire day: camping sites with tents, etc. Sports activities can be organized on cliffs between Kaup, Malpe, and Marvanthe. Accessibility is important as lots of places are not accessible, yet good.
Amrita: Identify the user group. The place must cater to the student population and the locals of the place. Locally available material must be used. Adil:
Sapnu: The place must have a nice environment and the tourists get a feel of the place. Pause points must be made on the way to the area. Petrol pumps can act as a pause point The development made must aim at people from all different backgrounds. where the tourists can stop and relax. Entertainment must be provided for all types of people. Tourist spots must be affordable to everyone. Camps, tents, house boats can be used to draw tourists. Shacks must be made instead of five star hotels. Marketing of the place is an important thing. Mithun: Ajita: The back waters on the way from Mangalore to Udupi can be used for transportation. The knowledge of the local people must be respected. Better Bye-Laws must be made. Traffic coming to the place must be controlled. Make tertiary roads as the access to the beach. Commercial activities can be placed along streets and pathways provided for people to walk. The entire form the place must be beautiful and he people must get a feel of the place. Pollution must be controlled. A combination of things will attract more tourists than just one activity, For example: bungee jumping, canoeing, etc.
Anupama: Saad: Resorts can be made with individual cottages away from each other with a sufficient amount of privacy. Commercial activity must be restricted. Local specialties must be highlighted. Sucharita: The morphological issues of the place must be looked into. The identity of the place must be brought out and highlighted. Use materials suitable to the place and also use ancient systems of construction. For example: the usage of bamboo as reinforcement in Kaziranga National Park. Kanchan: Circulation and transport must be looked into on order to improve tourism. Parking facility provided must not disturb the commercial activities of the place. Disposal of waste is an important environmental aspect. The beauty of the place can be lost due to the bad treatment of waste. Promote ecological things such as paper cups, etc. Prohibit the dumping of waste into the sea.
Infrastructure and services such as – sewage treatment plants, captive power plants, solar energy, wind energy, etc are important. Resource management, water, roads, infrastructure, air pollution, urban waste management, etc, are important factors. Houses with in 500m from the coast can e remodeled and used as home stays. The money from the home stay can be utilized for its maintenance. A design prototype/ a kit of parts can be developed and various combinations can be made with these. Health tourism can be developed in the area. The selling points of the place must be identified. A theme can be created so that the place can be made identifiable and distinct from another place. Story based tourism with a local flavour can be developed. When a tourist stays at a resort, a certain value of shopping at a particular place can be made free. When clues obtained from the local people are used the project becomes more successful.