Thinking Ecologically about Development in India’s Cities
The State of Cities- #CityConversations with Prof Harini Nagendra on Thinking Ecologically about Development in India’s Cities.
The State of Cities – #CityConversations
Prof Harini Nagendra, Director, Research Center; Professor of Sustainability, Azim Premji University
Harini Nagendra is Director of the Azim Premji University Research Center, and leads the University’s Center for Climate Change and Sustainability. Over the past 25 years, she has been at the leading edge of research examining conservation in forests and cities of South Asia from the perspective of both landscape ecology and social justice. For her interdisciplinary research and practice, she has received a number of awards including the 2009 Cozzarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences, the 2013 Elinor Ostrom Senior Scholar award, and the 2017 Clarivate Web of Science award.
Her publications include the books “Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future” (Oxford University Press, 2016) and “Cities and Canopies: The Tree Book of Indian Cities” (Penguin, 2019) as well as recent papers in Nature, Nature Sustainability, and Science. She writes a monthly column ‘The Green Goblin’ in the Deccan Herald newspaper, and is a well known public speaker and writer on issues of urban sustainability in India.
Prof Sucharita Sen, Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Dr Jenia Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur
Mr Sameer Unhale, Joint Commissioner, Department of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO, IMPRI
Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Senior Fellow, IMPRI
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