India’s Smart Cities, a government-backed programme of urban renewal, is intended to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and provide its citizens with a decent quality of life, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.
The 2017 ACCCRN Photo Essay Competition is seeking great pictures on urban climate change resilience issues from photographers, practitioners, and those working on climate change in Asia and based in Asia. We want to promote understanding of urban resilience by creating opportunities for people to share their experiences or concern from their perspectives. Submit your photos now!
Overcoming challenges and providing options to build urban resilience
India is in the midst of a ‘smart cities’ revolution. The ‘Smart Cities Mission’, a government-backed programme of urban renewal, is intended to make the country’s cities more liveable and sustainable. But how can this be achieved when the cities are facing a series of complex and interconnected challenges such as, explosive population growth, inadequate infrastructure, persistent poverty and climate change?
Following classroom lectures and field observation activities, students at the Urban and Regional Planning Department, Diponegoro University, finished their Planning Studio final assignment in December 2016. As part of the Youth Program, ACCCRN visited the final presentation session and joined the discussion with all students and lecturers.
We invite you to join our working group on Urban, Peri-urban, and Ecosystem. The outcome will be to list costed options for future activities and products that would effectively leverage evidence to influence decision-makers in Asia to write better policies.