Webinar: Are India’s cities on the road to resilience?
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?
How can India ensure that its cities are not just smart, but are also resilient?
To find out join one of India’s leading urban development think tanks, TARU Leading Edge, for a webinar on Wednesday 8th of February 2017, at 13:30 IST (08:00 GMT).
Hosted by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), the webinar will focus on TARU’s soon to be published, second volume of its Road to Resilience Handbook – a practical guide for resilience planning and implementation at the city level.
Speakers to include:
- Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajsekar, Director & Practice Head - Risk & Resilience, TARU Leading Edge| The context of India’s urban resilience challenge; and
- GK Bhat, Chairperson, TARU Leading Edge | Lessons from practice: The Road to Resilience Vol. II
A Q&A will follow the presentations. Facilitation by Anu Jogesh, Acclimatise.
***To attend please REGISTER below and following the instructions. You will need to register as an ACCCRN member but it is FREE and only take 3 minutes***