What if we could build cities that supported our current population without compromising on the needs of the future? By the UN’s estimate, more than half the world’s population currently lives in cities. In India, rapid urbanisation has led to crowding, sanitation issues, waste management problems, lack of affordable housing, etc. This has contributed to the large-scale degradation of the environment, economic and social divide and, most prominently, a staggering gap in resource distribution. It is not unusual to see towering high-rises next to sweeping slums. With that in mind, this webinar promotes the idea of creating sustainable cities by answering:
- What steps can we take to make our cities safe, resilient, inclusive and sustainable?
- How does the urban interplay between the environmental, societal, and economic concerns affect policymaking?
- How can we create resource-efficient smart cities through planning, innovative design and policymaking?
What improvements in urban infrastructure can help us reduce problems like pollution, waste management, land use and mobility management?