An international conference is being hosted for the first time, under the Studies in Habitat with Academic Alliance in Planning Environment and Design (SHAAPED) which is a unit of Faculty of Architecture, MAHE, Manipal, broadly aimed to communicate the knowledge bank created in the academics to the outside world and vice versa. This forum would hold activities to enhance research exchange and discussion across and within the department and for general public. It is an arena where conferences and seminars of key areas of interest and latest findings are portrayed. Publishing books, manuals and journals to answer queries and share ideas for application for general public and highlight best practices for area/ function specific application are some of the broad spectrums in which SHAAPED is structured. It also offers workshops and training for relevant subjects in the domain of built environment and allied subjects.