The Challenge of Bengaluru’s Water Governance

In a two-part discussion that brings together the decision makers and leaders of Bangalore, INHAF’s Rethinking Cities Series [Editions #79 and 80] bring you insights into the city’s state of current challenges on water [Sept 15], and what India’s third largest agglomeration can do to Water Governance Beyond Governments [Sept 20]. Bangalore hit national and […]

Bengaluru’s World of Water Woes

In a two-part discussion that brings together the decision makers and leaders of Bangalore, INHAF’s Rethinking Cities Series [Editions #79 and 80] bring you insights into the city’s state of current challenges on water [Sept 15], and what India’s third largest agglomeration can do to Water Governance Beyond Governments [Sept 20]. Bangalore hit national and […]

ESG Imaginaries to Make Cities Work – Day 4 : Making Cities Of The 21st Century Inclusive

Background: For over two decades, ESG has focused on emerging urban environmental and socio-economic challenges and worked with multiple communities, government agencies, academia, media, etc. in attending to these issues and conflicts. The approach has always been about finding viable and inclusive solutions to vexatious problems by advocating deeply democratic processes which draw on  intersectoral, […]

ESG Imaginaries to Make Cities Work – Day 3 : Mobility and Infrastructure

Background: For over two decades, ESG has focussed on emerging urban environmental and socio-economic challenges and worked with multiple communities, government agencies, academia, media, etc. in attending to these issues and conflicts. The approach has always been about finding viable and inclusive solutions to vexatious problems by advocating deeply democratic processes which draw on  intersectoral, […]

ESG Imaginaries to Make Cities Work – Day 2 : Challenges of Securing Urban Commons

Background: For over two decades, ESG has focussed on emerging urban environmental and socio-economic challenges and worked with multiple communities, government agencies, academia, media, etc. in attending to these issues and conflicts. The approach has always been about finding viable and inclusive solutions to vexatious problems by advocating deeply democratic processes which draw on  intersectoral, […]

ESG Imaginaries to Make Cities Work – Day 1 : Waste and Governance

Background: For over two decades, ESG has focused on emerging urban environmental and socio-economic challenges and worked with multiple communities, government agencies, academia, media, etc. in attending to these issues and conflicts. The approach has always been about finding viable and inclusive solutions to vexatious problems by advocating deeply democratic processes which draw on  intersectoral, […]

Mainstreaming women construction workers in higher skilled productive roles – Part 1

Are there women plumbers, carpenters, scaffolding experts – how often do we find them on construction sites? While the construction industry generates employment for about 15 million women, they are confined to jobs of the ‘dead-end variety’ marked by low wages, low stability, low productivity and low mobility. The construction industry in general is marked […]

Heritage Conservation in the Emerging Indian City – III – Conservation Regulations and Urban Planning: In Retrospect and Prospect

The interface of heritage conservation and an effective legislation/regulation framework to enable and support it remains a perplexing question in the context of Indian cities. This discussion seeks to examine three key related questions: How effective have conservation regulations been over the past 25 years in India? Where have the specific successes and shortcoming been […]