Tuesday, May 7, 2019

My City My Responsibility - Thane Calling for Sustainable City!

Dear All, 
Poster - Workshop details 

It gives me immense pleasure to announce that we will be presenting our work on Sustainably SMART Pune, Citizens Charter and Action Agenda for Sustainable Pune, Climate Friendly Lifestyle and Sustainable Lifestyle initiatives to a group of Sustainability enthusiasts in Thane on the 11th of May, 2019 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

I am glad that this one day workshop has been arranged by Prasad Dandekar and Amruta Kulkarni who are citizens of Thane just like you and me. They had the desire and enthusiasm to gather a group of like-minded individuals willing to do something for themselves and in turn for their city. 

From 2010 onward, more people reside in cities than in rural areas across the world. By 2030, more than 50% of the population will be residing in cities even in India. Many of the cities that will exist by the end of this century are yet to be built, and most of this development is likely to happen in Asia. We thus have a great opportunity to create livable and sustainable cities. It is however challenging for fast expanding cities like Pune and Thane to adopt a better pathway towards development. We have however come up with a model for urban sustainability for Indian cities, through the case study of Pune. I am glad that I am part of this vision!

I do hope that Pune will be Sustainable one day because of the vibrancy of the citizens. Understanding the impacts of climate crisis, ecological concerns and increasing socio-economic inequity and taking conscious actions to reduce these impacts based on principles of efficiency, inclusiveness, resilience, safety etc., will be required for building a Sustainable future for the cities, and the transition will start with the individual citizens adopting climate friendly lifestyles. Our workshop will also start with this aspect, and move on to discuss possible sustainability pathways for Thane. 

Kindly spread the word about our workshop in Thane, see the poster attached for details of the venue and registrations. You can contact Prasad Dandekar or Amruta Kulkarni for further information.

Follow us on and Instagram and Facebook page: Citizens of Sustainable Pune.
OR email me at pournima@samuchit.com.

Pournima Agarkar.

1 comment:

Haresh said...

Cool... U really doing a very good job. I'm proud of u... All the very best