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Progressive Indian Cities: Moving Towards Near-Zero Energy DevelopmentAIA CES: 1.5 LUs, 1.5 HSW, 1.5 SD
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Where: At The Center
Indian cities are investing private and public money in enormous new infrastructure, buildings, industries and transportation alternatives to support nearly 40% of Indians by 2021. Even though the government has taken substantial initiatives in promoting systematic urban planning process since the beginning of the century, energy sustainability is largely overlooked. Keeping with the Jugaad spirit of the Indian development, some progressive cities have started incorporating energy efficiency and renewable energy into their plans and practices.
The session will feature planners, intellectuals and policy makers who are helping Indian cities leapfrog to advanced, less energy intensive, clean and renewable energy based innovative development planning and pathways design process and possible implementation. These individuals have been successful in mobilizing a paradigm shift by working with the city officials, academia and businesses to move cities towards near-zero energy future. Through a systematic integration of sectoral interdependencies, and leveraging whole systems design strategies, these cities plan to achieve energy security and environmental sustainability with economic effectiveness.
Vatsal Bhatt, Brookhaven National Laboratory – Energy and Environmental Challenges in India and the role of Progressive Indian Cities Moving Towards near-zero Energy Urban Development
Presentation on behalf of Arun Tripathi, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India – Solar Cities in India and Solar Mission Presentation
Dr. Omkar Jani, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute – Gandhinagar Solar City Plan and Implementation Strategies and Solar Policy of Gujarat Presentation
Radhika Khosla, Welch Environmental Innovation Fellow at NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation
Sourabh Sen, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman of Astonfield Renewable Resources Ltd
Moderator: Shillpa Singh
Free for AIA and CFA members, New School students and faculty, IAAC members, and SIAEA members; $10 for non-members.
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Exhibition and related programs are organized by AIA New York in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation, the India China Institute at The New School , the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) and the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA).
Jugaad Urbanism is supported in part by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The exhibition is also supported by the donations of those who attended our first-ever exhibition fundraising event, the screening of the film Dharavi, Slum for Sale by Lutz Konermann. Special thanks to Umberto Dindo, Secretary of the AIA New York Chapter, Lutz Konermann, and Catherine Scharf, Head of the Cultural Department at the Consulate General of Switzerland for their generous support of this event.
Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill