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Photo Essay on the Redeveloped Sunder Nursery Heritage Park

Photo Essay on the Redeveloped Sunder Nursery Heritage Park

Green Lens
The Sunder Nursery or Azim Bagh is a sixteenth century Mughal-era complex located adjacent to Humayun's Tomb. The place was used as a nursery by the British, and since then is more popularly known as Sunder Nursery. The word Sunder is derived from the Sunderwala Burj, one of the medieval structures inside the complex. After years of restoration work on heritage structures by the Aga Khan Trust, the Sunder Nursery complex is now open to the public. The entry ticket is ₹ 35/- per person (more for foreign nationals) and the ambiance is calm, serene and like how Delhi once was. The nursery part of the complex, which was always open to the public to buy plants, is now also an arboretum with many different species of trees. In addition, the complex itself has been zoned into Heritage Structur
Urban Affairs Minister Calls for Sustainable Urban Transition

Urban Affairs Minister Calls for Sustainable Urban Transition

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The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri addressing the session on ‘The Knowledge Coalition-Intelligent Conversations’ as the part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 3, 2018. The Minister highlighted how with cities emerging as the drivers of the national economy, India stands at the threshold of a critical moment in its developmental trajectory where adequate opportunities must be created for cities/towns to grow, flourish and become vibrant centers of investment and productivity. Acknowledging India's crucial role in addressing global issues on mitigating climate change, the Minister shared how India has made some far-reaching commitments towards the larger welfare of the planet like being committed to achievi
Applications Invited for Summer Internship at Delhi Greens

Applications Invited for Summer Internship at Delhi Greens

Green Jobs
Delhi Greens carries out internship programmes from time to time with an objective of engaging the youth from Delhi, India and across the world in helping green India and in creating more responsible, aware and active global citizens! Most of our interns usually develop a long-term relationship with the organisation and continue to tread on the green path until long after the internship period. Delhi Greens now invites applications for its Summer Online Internship Programme 2016 (SOIP 2016). The internship will be for a period of six weeks starting from the 4th of June 2016 and more than 80% of the work will be online. The internship is open to school students, college/university students and young professionals and an initial screening process will be put in place. Selected c...
Urban Innovation Challenge: Have You Submitted Your Idea Yet?

Urban Innovation Challenge: Have You Submitted Your Idea Yet?

Green Alert
In what should be seen as a golden opportunity for all those who understand Delhi well and have always had ideas and solutions for making the city better, the Delhi Government has collaborated with the University of Chicago and is now accepting path-breaking ideas for making Delhi better. In a first-of-a-kind partnership, the University of Chicago and the Delhi Government have come together and launched a unique competition: The Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi. This Innovation Challenge is crowdsourcing the best local ideas to improve Delhi’s air and water quality, and meet Delhi’s future energy needs.. The winners will receive up to Rs. 2 crore to work with the University of Chicago and Delhi Government to pilot and test their idea. If successful, the government could imp
Anthropogenic Climate Change – An ‘Urban’ Reality Check

Anthropogenic Climate Change – An ‘Urban’ Reality Check

Articles
Anthropogenic climate change can best be described as an abnormal increase in the global surface temperature due to emission of greenhouse gases by human activities. While the climate has been changing since the emergence of Planet Earth in the solar system, human activities in recent times have accelerated the pace of this change. It is now common knowledge that the concentration of carbon dioxide, a significant greenhouse gas (GHG), has consistently increased since the industrial revolution. Interestingly, what fueled the industrial revolution is precisely what is fueling anthropogenic climate change today. Coal, which is more popular as a thermal energy source or a fossil fuel, is actually excess atmospheric carbon dioxide which was captured and stored deep in the Earth’s crust throu
Urban Ecology & Ecosystem Inputs – Need of the Urban Era

Urban Ecology & Ecosystem Inputs – Need of the Urban Era

Articles
The present century is witnessing a global urban transformation, which is rapidly ongoing. Urban centers became the drivers of economic growth in the post-industrial world. The economies of scale worked with large populations inviting synergy which has and continues to facilitate the urban growth process. Consequently, the twentieth century witnessed a massive urban transition so much so that at the turn of the century, the world urban population crossed the 50% mark [1]. In the present year of 2014, 54% of the world’s population is living in urban areas [2]. The first fourteen years of the twenty first century have therefore clarified that this century is going to be the epitome of the Urban Age. At the same time, urbanisation has now become an integral part and the central focus o
Call for Proposals: The CITY as STUDIO Sarai-CSDS Fellowship

Call for Proposals: The CITY as STUDIO Sarai-CSDS Fellowship

Green Alert
The Sarai Programme at the Center for Study of Developing Societies, Delhi is an interdisciplinary platform for the investigation and interpretation of contemporary urban experience. Sarai produces events and processes, publishes offline and online content and generates contexts for research and creative practice concerning contemporary urban conditions. The Sarai Media Lab invites expressions of interest and intent from artists and practitioners in diverse media - textual, visual, aural, spatial and temporal - who could be - visual artists (photographers, sculptors, installation artists, graphic artists), writers and independent scholars, filmmakers, architects, experimental musicians and composers, sound recordists, performers and people whose practices straddle or transcend diffe...
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
Experiencing Delhi Art

Experiencing Delhi Art

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The public art ecology related ‘conversations’ at the 48c Public.Art.Ecology Festival, of various artists, architects, art critiques, curators of museums and others was an amazing experience. I will highly recommend that you participate in what ever way you can in this public art festival celebrating the city of Delhi. The convergence of each and every one on ‘actions that would make a difference’ is something that is very inspiring. Just being there to witness the enthusiasm, what is happening without being judgmental is fun…and you can count on me for being participant observer for it where ever I could. The ecology context within public art is related to the whole issue of Delhi aspiring to be a Global city and the balance that is demanded from Climate change consensus. Large metro

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