Regional Policy Dialogues on 'Making Liveable Cities'
The series of Regional Policy Dialogues on 'Making Liveable Cities are being organised by TERI at an opportune policy juncture with support from the Royal Embassy of Denmark, India, and International Urban Cooperation, funded by European Union, in different cities in India in the upcoming months.
The dialogues would focus on ways and means for holistic and long-term urban planning in India, in line with the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. They would also have discussions on strengthening and empowering local urban governance for making cities liveable.
The objectives of the policy dialogues are to:
- Understand the implications of SDG11, New Urban Agenda and Kuala Lumpur Declaration for Indian cities and discuss how the cities can aim to achieve and monitor progress on the goals and targets
- Recognize the challenges and enablers of making liveable cities and explore the extent of impact of sustainable urbanization processes in the existing urban missions
- Identify the potential partnership and implementation mechanisms in the context of making liveable cities that are smart, resilient and sustainable
- Promote the empowerment of Indian cities in terms of their policy mandate, institutional and financial support, and legal provisions
- Mainstream awareness about the sustainable urbanization processes and share knowledge between the national and city level and to other cities
Tentative Timeline and Cities:
- Vijayawada - Regional Policy Dialogue (Southern Region) - 19th September, 2018
- Panaji - Regional Policy Dialogue (Western Region) - 21st September, 2018
- Gangtok - Regional Policy Dialogue (Eastern & North-Eastern Region) - 9th October, 2018
- Udaipur - Regional Policy Dialogue (Northern Region) - September-October, 2018 (TBD)
- New Delhi - National Workshop - 25th October, 2018