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Publication Date
10 July 2024

Register for July 26 Webinar: Thinking Ecologically About India's Cities


Webinar: July 26, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern time

Register in advance for this webinar: 

Speaker: Dr. Harini Nagendra (Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India)

Note: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting as well as the option to add it to your calendar.

Abstract: India's cities are on a breakneck path to growth. Cities are engines of prosperity and promise, but also concentrations of pollution, stress, and disease. Episodes of flood, drought, heat waves, and smog tell us why we must begin to think ecologically about our urban future in Indian cities. Many Indian cities were built on a firm basis of local ecology, drawing on the rivers, lakes, forests, grasslands, and coastal areas around them for food, water, and building material. Yet, over centuries, the human population has grown and transformed the ecology of our cities beyond recognition. This talk will discuss how we need to re-design cities to accommodate ecology, ensuring human well-being, as well as resilience to climate change

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