Dr. V. K. Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & Landscape Design, SMVDU, attended International conference on “Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) held in POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA BARCELONA-TECH at Barcelona, Spain from 1st to 3rd February 2017. He presented his research paper titled “Potential Alternate Energy Resources for Sustainability: A Must Need for a Top Indian Pilgrimage City” during the conference. The paper was coauthored by Ar. Anoop Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, SMVDU. In the research paper, Dr. V. K. Dogra stressed on harnessing the solar energy, wind energy biomass energy and construction of mini hydropower plants along Jhajjar Nalah near Domail and Sacred Ban Ganga to meet the ever-increasing demands of Katra town and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.