29-30 January 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Cities in India and other South Asian nations are in the midst of experiencing rapid urbanization. In this time of growth, safeguarding environmental integrity and social justice will be decisive for the health and livelihoods of citizens. This conference focused on the possibilities for sustainable urban transformations.
Whilst urbanisation brings the creation of new opportunities for some, it can also pose enormous challenges for poor and marginalised citizens in cities and in peri-urban areas.
After the event, a Conference Proceedings document was published by the organisers.
As well as background and concept notes, the Proceedings include summaries of the discussion in each session at the conference and full details of speakers and the programme.
Download: Conference Proceedings (pdf, 830kb)
About the conference
This conference was organised by the South Asia Sustainability Hub & Knowledge Network (SASH&KN). It comprised a series of plenary sessions and working group discussions, with invited speakers from around the globe.
Urban sustainability: perspectives and approaches
Environment, health and sustainable cities: what next for the ‘nexus’?
Growth and urban sustainability
Social mobilization and sustainable urban transformation
Developing future research agendas: what is to be done?
Workshop: Climate Change and Uncertainty from Below and Above
27-28 January 2016, Delhi
Launch: South Asia Sustainability Hub & Knowledge Network, 28 January 2016
Urbanisation and economic growth go hand-in-hand. How to balance rapid economic growth with sustainable management of ecosystem services and enhanced social justice are crucial issues to the health and livelihoods of the world’s citizens. Our work encourages the rethinking of urban planning initiatives through a sustainability lens.
Waste not, want not Digital story (Medium.com)
The Water Cookbook Graphic novel
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