Lead presentation by Shri A.K. Jain, former Commissioner (Planning), Delhi Development Authority. He was a member of the Committee of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on the DDA (2015), and UN Habitat (2007-12). A recipient of the 2nd Urban Professional Award 2014, World Urban Forum, Medellin, Colombia and 2016 IBC Lifetime Achievement Award.
Discussants: Shri A.G.K. Menon, architect, urban planner and conservation consultant; Prof. K.T. Ravindran, urban designer and former Chairman, Delhi Urban Arts Commission; and others
Chair: Prof. Dr. P.S. N. Rao, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Urban India is passing through the Anthropocene, where humans have permeated everywhere and shape everything. The Covid 19 pandemic has exposed the problems of urbanism, sustainability, public health, joblessness, livelihoods and stark inequities. The talk and discussion will focus on how to address the issues of public health, housing, jobs, pollution, energy and water and make the buildings and cities green, carbon negative, sustainable and inclusive.