IGIDR Silver Jubilee Conference on

Cities and Sustainability

29-30th October 2013

Due to the increasing urbanization as a part of the societal transformation, Indian cities are growing into mega cities with increased economic activity and rising migrant population. Their demand for energy and resources is on rise and so is the inequity in services provision. With the climate change problem looming over and cities being the major contributors, it is important to have an integrated approach towards the sustainable pathways for city development. Such integration should focus on developing response strategies aiming at climate change control, building more resilient and ecologically sound habitats, provision of quality services that are equitable and improving the urban governance. IGIDR, in its Silver Jubilee Conference on Cities and Sustainability focuses on these key elements of urban sustainability.

Experts from reputed institutions, key agencies and government departments within India and abroad have agreed to contribute to this conference and their presentations are structured into a number of sessions:

  •          Planning Cities for Sustainability
  •          Climate Change, Cities and Governance
  •          Provision of Services in Metropolitan Cities
  •          Planning and Securing Cities for Energy
  •          Transportation and Greening Infrastructure
  •          EIPs and SEZs as a Means to Sustainability of Cities

A detailed conference program is given here. Those who are interested in getting the outcomes of the Conference may please send a mail to the Conference Coordinator with a CC to the Conference Secretariat (sjcs2013@igidr.ac.in).

Conference Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Sudhakar YEDLA
Professor of Environmental Policy