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Training on using GIS for Participatory Planning & Decision Making

Training on using GIS for Participatory Planning & Decision Making

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Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) on Geographical Information System (GIS) for Participatory Planning and Decision Making. OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING To make participants understand the basics of Geographic Information System (GIS) and how it can facilitate in planning and decision making To acquaint them with tools, techniques and information that would be required to undertake GIS application in various thematic areas (NRM, Disaster Management, watershed development etc) To share DA’s experiences in using GIS for various development projects Training Date: 20 April 2010 Venue: Vasant Kunj New Delhi Sustainable development is
Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Screening of The Final Tide at IIC

Toxics Link Public Lecture Series: Screening of The Final Tide at IIC

Events
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The Final Tide Impact of Climate Change on Urbanscape: Sustainability Issue Climate change has long-since ceased to be a scientific curiosity, and is no longer just one of many environmental and regulatory concerns. As the United Nations Secretary General has said, it is the major, overriding environmental issue of our time, and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. It is a growing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security, and other dimensions that include designing sustainable city forms. Coastal zones are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change. Key concerns include sea level rise, land loss, changes in maritime storms and flooding, responses to sea leve
The Infrastructure Challenge

The Infrastructure Challenge

Green Alert
The city of Delhi has grown in two ways. The planned part of the city has grown with the help of the DDA. It has supported the city by planning the physical infrastructure first and then the housing residential areas overlaid on it. That means the roads the sewage the electricity and the water supply pipelines were laid out first. The planning also included open spaces like parks and playgrounds. In addition there were plots of land earmarked for institutional areas such as hospitals and schools and colleges etc. Then plots of lands were allocated for housing to be constructed as either independent houses or flats in multi-storied buildings. This is the standard way in which most cities in independent India have grown. This ensures there is someone, residents living in these colonie...

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