Sector based Pooled Finance Mechanisms for Urban Infra Financing

Background: The urbanisation process in India is the defining trend of the economic growth and there is an associate rising demand for investments in urban infrastructure. However, the urban infrastructure in India is facing chronic shortages in investments and inadequate Operation and Maintenance (O&M), which has led to problems such as inadequate service coverage, inequitable […]


Cities and Women Informal Workers

  Anchor- Executive Trustee, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust Panelists- Co-ordinator, National Platform of Domestic Workers and SEWA Kerala International Coordinator, HomeNet South Asia Co-founder, Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat and SWaCH National Secretary, SEWA   The vast majority of urban workers in India today (nearly 80 per cent) are informally employed. The urban informal workforce […]


City Planning and Urban Informal Livelihoods

India in Comparative Perspective   Anchor- Senior Advisor, WIEGO | Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Panelists- Global Focal Cities Coordinator, WIEGO India Country Representative, WIEGO Director, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust Senior Lead – Academics & Research, IIHS   The vast majority of urban workers in India today (nearly 80 per cent) are informally employed. The urban informal workforce is engaged in a wide range of […]

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Urban Sustainability: Challenges, Visions & Strategies

Cities account for 60-80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions. They are also home to extreme poverty, unemployment and socio-economic disparities, non-optimal waste management, unsustainable patterns of consumption and production, major contributors to air and water pollution and are key contributors to climate change, environmental degradation and low safety. […]

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Rejuvenation and Restoration of Urban Water Ecologies- Water Ecologies & Cities Day 1

Anchor- Trustee, Biome Environmental Trust   Panelists- Principal, N.D.M.V.P.Samajs  College of Architecture, Nashik Architect, Environmental and Urban Planner Water Team Lead, BIOMe Environmental Trust Principal Engineer and Founder, EVOLVE   “Un-Damning” Urban Water Flows! Finding a place for water ecologies in our city. The natural flows of water in our cities have been victim to the […]


City Planning – As If People Matter

Anchor- Founder-President, Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) Speakers- Executive Director, Isandla Institute, South Africa Director, Society for Participatory Research in Asia Executive Director & Co-Founder, Kotakita, Indonesia Discussant- Executive Director, SPARC, India and Chairperson, Slum Dwellers International (SDI)   Democratising City Planning through Citizen Participation Why is participation so loathed by most city managers […]