The Chamber through our Sustainable Chennai Forum, is an Associate Partner of UN-Habitat's World Urban Campaign for the last three years. We have held 3 major conferences on Chennai as a Global City, Roadmap to Zero waste in Chennai and Making Chennai Water Positive for the past 3 years under the banner of UN Habitat, coinciding with our SCF anniversary every year.
The current pandemic COVID 19 has had profound impact on our cities and this has necessitated special actions and a relook on urban policies. The UN habitat has therefore launched a Covid 19 campaign and special Urban Thinkers Campus to take action on cities and communities
The first COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus session was organized to discuss the importance of local communities in addressing the current crisis in informal settlements, recovery and building future resilience. The success of the first COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series has triggered a second round to cover other key areas as advocated in The City We Need and propose urban solutions in addressing the current unprecedented challenges. We are happy to inform you that the Chamber, responding to their Call to be part of the second Urban Thinkers Campus series with this objective, is organizing a webinar on 13th July 2020 between 6 pm and 8.00 pm (IST). The focal theme of this webinar is “Housing for All to Create Sustainable and Inclusive Cities”.
Tamil Nadu is one of the most urbanized States in the country with nearly half its population living in cities. Population growth in urban areas, especially Chennai has soared over the last 2 decades. Most megacities including Chennai witnessing high concentration of urban population face a rising pressure on housing as well as basic urban infrastructure and services. The subject of affordable housing is very relevant to a city like Chennai which is a thickly populated metro and also has a peripheral industrial belt. As the Industrial hub it is dependent on migrant workers, the recent pandemic exposed new dimensions and issues of this aspect. We expect the webinar to discuss some of these issues as well and come with suggestions for better and inclusive housing propositions for the city.
What is more interesting is that for the first time a number of like minded organisations as below have come together bringing to the table unique experiences and cross learnings so as to have out of box ideas in finding solutions for different urban issues.
a) National Institute of Urban Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi
b) Sushant School of Planning and Development, Ansal University, Gurgaon
c) US Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.
d) European Urban Knowledge Network, The Hague
e) Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai,
f) Regional Studies Association, Sussex, UK.
This Urban Thinkers Campus will aim to find relevant policies and sustainable strategies to create an inclusive society that would provide sustainable, affordable, security, adaptability and utility in housing development for the growing masses.
A detailed E flyer along with Zoom link is given below for your reference.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jul 13, 2020 06:00 PM India
Topic: Urban Thinkers Campus - Housing for all to Create Sustainable and Inclusive Cities
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you need any further information please feel free to contact us.