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Enabling Comprehensive Urban Environmental Framework in Indian Cities: Significance, Challenges, and the Way Forward amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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The State of Cities – #CityConversations with Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay on Enabling Comprehensive Urban Environmental Framework in Indian Cities: Significance, Challenges, and the Way Forward amidst COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr Jenia Mukherjee.

Greetings from Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi!
On behalf of Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI, New Delhi and Indrastra Global invite you to

The State of Cities – #CityConversations with Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: November 18, 2020; Wednesday
Time: 16:00 IST (GMT+5:30)
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Speaker:
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Dr Jenia Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur

Moderator:
Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Senior Fellow, IMPRI

About the Talk – Enabling Comprehensive Urban Environmental Framework in Indian Cities: Significance, Challenges, and the Way Forward amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Jenia Mukherjee

The urban search for “sustainability” and incorporation of the “environment” in urban planning discourses can be traced back to the post-materialist WWII period. With shifting geographies of urbanization during the “Urbanocene”, western models like “smart cities”, “eco-cities”, “green cities”, etc. have been largely imported in developing cities. However, the relevance, feasibility and sustainability of these laudable schemes are being critically debated upon with a focus on the issue of “inclusion”. 

The challenges of the pandemic on urban informal settlements drew significant international attention during March 2020, when contagions started surging urban global South. The structural inequities in Indian metropolitan cities has grossly manifested itself within the COVID-19 crisis by further exacerbating class-based hierarchies within citadels and ghettoes. Within this challenging context, this presentation will demonstrate how urban environmental (social sciences) frameworks like political ecology and ecological history can offer more inclusive perspectives, facilitating just and democratic urban resilient trajectories.

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