Cities in the global South are great examples of social engineering, they are seemingly cosmopolitan, providing socio-economic opportunities. The rising inequality where risks and opportunities are not equally shared by all the city dwellers. The urban communities at the highest risk are the economically weaker sections of the population who are forced to live in informal settlements which are either concentrated on erstwhile wetlands or on the precarious slopes of the vestiges of the hillocks in the city- thus rendering them as illegal encroachments as well as being highly vulnerable to disasters. Climate change and its effects are more pronounced in exacerbating the plights of the informal settlements in both core cities as well as peri-urban conditions. However, their interdependencies with the environment are rarely synthesised or find places in discourses and eventual action plans. Both regional as well as local area resilience plans require a thorough understanding of the ecological interdependencies for them to be effective spatial resolutions. Technology allows us to study, document, analyse and synthesise the past and future effects of anthropogenic as well as nature related vulnerabilities.
The Professional Development Program looks at the theoretical underpinnings of socioecological resilience and the use of open source Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and allied technologies in varied roles for achieving resilient solutions to urban ecological challenges.
The program has two components :
- Lectures on the theoretical underpinnings of socio-ecological resilience and the use of open-source Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and allied technologies in varied roles, for achieving resilient solutions to urban ecological challenges.
- Presentation on KRVIA post-graduate programme’s academic engagements with Water Systems, Flooding and the role of GIS. Each lecture shall be followed by an interaction between the instructors and participants in the form of a Q&A.
Each lecture shall be followed by an interaction between the instructors and participants in the form of a Q&A.
Timings: 18th March: 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM
2.00 PM to 3.30 PM
19th March: 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM