A V VenugopalProgram Manager- Healthy Streets & Partnerships, ITDP, Chennai
Venugopal has been supporting the National Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA for the India Cycles4Change and Streets4People Challenges since June 2020. He has been leading the coordination team from ITDP India for both the Challenges and leads the technical content creation for the Streets4People Challenge. Through these initiatives, ITDP India has been guiding over 100 cities across India to create safer healthier and happier streets and public spaces. He is also closely involved in providing technical assistance to the cities of Chennai & Coimbatore for the Complete Streets & Parking Management Initiatives through his role at ITDP.
Anumita RoychowdhuryExecutive Director, Research & Advocacy, CSE, Delhi
Anumita Roychowdhury is the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment, India. She is in charge of research and advocacy on Sustainable Urbanisation that encompasses clean air, sustainable mobility and sustainable habitat. Over the last two decades she has worked extensively to shape policy advocacy on these issues and has catalyzed the Right to Clean Air campaign at the Centre. She has helped to guide and build some of the key policy campaigns on air pollution especially vehicular pollution and multi-sector clean air action planning in cities. She is working with other Indian and African cities to help shape the roadmap for clean air action plans. She has participated and played an active role in several national policy forums as well global environmental platforms. She has been participating either as a member or an advisor in various committees and forums. She has widely written and published articles, policy research papers and books. She has been awarded the prestigious Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award by the California Air Resources Board, California, USA.
Dr. D. RaghunandanClimate Lead, ClimACT-Chennai
Raghunandan is an active founder-member of and volunteers with Delhi Science Forum (DSF), a reputed non-profit “think tank”. In DSF, his focus is on Environment and Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Defence and Strategic Studies, and the Public Understanding of Science.
G. KarthikProject Associate, ClimACT-Chennai
Karthik is a Project Associate with ClimACT-Chennai. An aspiring policy professional with a penchant for data and specializes in research, data analysis and communication, he has six years of experience as a development professional working on a range of policy issues with NGOs and government bodies across the country. He has a bachelor’s degree in Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. In his free time, he is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, photographer, and an amateur writer.
Prof. Geetam TiwariTRIPP Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi
Geetam Tiwari is the Head at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Centre and MoUD Chair Professor for Transport Planning at the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi. She has been Adlerbretska Guest Professor for sustainable urban transport at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 2007-2010. She has been working in the area of traffic and transport planning and traffic safety focusing on pedestrians, bicycles and bus systems. She Heads the WHO collaborating Centre on Safety Technologies at TRIP Centre, IIT Delhi. She is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion since 2009.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Feb 14 2024
- Time: 7:30 am
- Feb 14 2024
- 6:00 pm
Discover a groundbreaking initiative with “Cities and Climate Change: Focus on Chennai,” a 10-part webinar series presented by INHAF under the visionary ClimACT-Chennai initiative. This series stands as a pioneering effort, igniting collaborative climate action and uniting diverse stakeholders toward a sustainable, climate-resilient future for Chennai, and potentially, for cities across India.
The webinar series aims to catalyze collaboration among experts, academics, policy-makers, advocates, practitioners, and CSOs/NGOs. It is a holistic exploration of climate challenges, delving into segments such as impacts and resilience (including extreme rainfall and flooding, urban heat island effect, sea-level rise, and coastal erosion), and mitigation strategies (encompassing buildings, transportation, waste, and power generation).
This Webinar looks at how Transportation Systems in Cities and urban planning need to be re-imagined for an equitable, sustainable, net-zero emissions future. Speakers would address the pan-India context as well as issues in Chennai. Join us on 14th February at 6 pm. Register today!