Ar. Anoop Sharma- Asst. Professor of the department of Architecture presented his Research proposal about the âA pilgrimage town as an Impetus for the Urban development in surrounding Fringes- Potentials & Proposalsâ in prestigious International Annual conference â SPACES & FLOWSâ held at Historic and reputed University of Pennsylvania-USA from 10th-11th Nov-2016. Conference saw rigorous and healthy dialogue amongst reputed Academicians and professionals from the field of Architecture, Urban planning/Design from amongst some of the leading Universities of the world. The overall conference was spanned across two days and intelligently divided in varied interaction sessions for a healthy output apart from parallel paper presentation sessions. His research proposal highlighted the Urban growth pattern of Katra in last 15-20 years critically and futher, with the help of judicious case studies of pilgrimage towns like Madurai, Kanchipuram etc; Stress was laid upon the advance strategy for the future urban development pattern of potential Surroundings of Katra with safety, Ecology and Image of the Area in priority without harming the economic benefits out of pilgrimage for the state and country at large. Pilgrimage Architecture of Katra and its surroundings was also touched upon in the proposal with judicious examples/studies. The research proposal by Ar. Anoop Sharma invited healthy discussion amongst the participants and earned fair appreciation from one and all presented over there. Apart from the conference, the visit also included the interaction with faculty and students of Architecture of University of Pennsylvania and resulted in huge learning capital for the young faculty for his academic/research career.