Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Invitation for "Inclusive Cities Workshop - 2016" scheduled during 19-20 Dec 2016 at Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, India

Dear Colleagues,

CABE is happy to partner with Jamia Milia Islamia University for the forthcoming "Inclusive Cities Workshop 2016" scheduled during 19-20 December 2016 at New Delhi, India to which we cordially invite each one of you. Please visit website Inclusive Cities for registration.

This workshop brings together international and national urban thought leaders and researchers to share their work in making cities inclusive. Cities can never be planned or designed in the studios. Cities are organic and the needs are often not frozen in time when the design was created. Moreover, cities around the world are facing challenges of economic downturns, climate changes, population migration from war zones and other conflicts around the world. While we stand together to provide affordable housing, education, food security, access and safety to all, we also need to be cognizant that there are limited resources that need to be used creatively and wisely. 

As women bear the burden of socio-economic disparities and the lack of access to resources force them to be entrenched in cycles of poverty, its crucial that a gender supportive infrastructure in created in urban &  rural areas. We need to create sustainable solutions for our villages & cities that reduces excessive migration from rural India. 

Every person irrespective of social status/ economic status, is a pedestrian first. Lack of accessible & safe pedestrian facilities discourage walkability which is directly related to not just independence & road safety but also to health & active living styles. Safety, dedicated lanes & climatic conditions do play a role in promoting walking & cycling as preferred mobility options. The cities need to look at these factors too to make non-motorized transports like cycling & walking for short distance travel.
Persons with disabilities & seniors face acute challenges of accessibility in built environments, services, attitudes of society in every day lives, hence feel excluded. No city can be inclusive if it claims growth and development sans its elders & disabled residents. Best practices in these areas would be shared & discussed. 

As researchers and professionals, we will get to hear from professionals in India and around the world who have made a difference and moved towards an inclusive city that supports sustainable transport, conservation of resources, most importantly, access to water while empowering the under-served. This workshop will also give an opportunity to students and urban thought leaders to brainstorm and discuss how we can make cities more inclusive. Workshop speakers are researchers, lawyers, sociologists, artists, musicians, activists, community organizers and socially-conscious young professionals who have realized that our future progress depends on creating inclusive cities.

Call for Poster
A call inviting posters has been issued with deadline for Abstract Submission due on November 15, 2016. Click here to visit Linkedin page. Join our Community Page on Facebook Page - Inclusive Cities and visit the website  Here is the call for poster:

Impage of the Call for Poster for Inclusive Cities Workshop 2016

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