10 July 2024, 06:30 pm
Programme Type
Conference Room I, IIC main building

Healing a Landscape: Rewilding Aravali Biodiversity Park

Illustrated lecture by Vijay Dhasmana, Ecological Restoration Professional

The talk will be followed by a discussion with:
Sohail Hashmi, writer, filmmaker and heritage activist; and Bharati Chaturvedi, Founder and Director, Chintan

Chair: Shri K.N. Shrivastava, Director, IIC

Coordinator and Moderator: Anuj Srivastava, architect, writer and photographer

The 380-acre mined site of the Aravali Biodiversity Park, Gurugram, degraded over 40 years, was restored to a lush native forest integrating ecology, urban environment and human aspirations in an unprecedented public-private partnership, spearheaded by the civil society, citizens of Gurugram, private corporations and the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. It is the first site in India to be accorded the OECM (Other Effective Area based Conservation Measures) under the IUCN

First talk in a new series that aims to re-examine our relationship with nature and the built environment