Increased frequency of natural hazards and sea level rise are expected impacts of climate change in India. Marginalized urban settlements are often vulnerable to disaster due to their location in hazardous areas and the use of non-durable building materials, already today their inhabitants are therefore strongly affected by climate change. But amidst strives to meet climate targets, the poor’s needs are mostly overlooked.
In this context, there is an urgent need for paradigmatic shift in the education of graduate students in spatial planning and design as well as training of urban professionals from different backgrounds in order to confront upcoming challenges related to climate change impacts on urban informal settlements.
Dr Inderpal Singh, Head, Dept of Architecture
Dr Puneet Sharma, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Architecture
Dr Aniket Sharma, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Architecture
Dr. Barsha Poricha, Deputy Team Lead CURE, New Delhi
Siddharth Shankar, Associate Director, CURE New Delhi
Venue: Seminar Hall: Department of Architecture, NIT Hamirpur