Workshop on sustainable cities on Sept 23
Deccan Herald 2015-09-18 21:27

A one-day workshop on ‘Sustainable Cities and Climate Change’ will be organised on September 23 to discuss the concept of sustainable development of cities.
The workshop, organised by the Consulate General of Germany in Bengaluru, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Fraunhofer Society, will focus on municipal solid waste management, deteriorating air quality and need for clean water. A panel of experts will discuss how to combat climate change and identify strategies to make Bengaluru a ‘Smart City’.
The Fraunhofer-Gesel­l­schaft is an organisation for applied research in Europe and is participating in this programme to lend its perspective to the debate on sustainability of cities at a time when cities are growing rapidly, putting a strain on natural resources. On a global scale it is reported that more than 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050.
In fact, nearly 37 per cent of Karnataka’s population lives in urban areas. This is a major challenge to societies and economies around the world. Natural resources are limited. In addition to these problems, climate change is posing a grave threat to the existence of all beings. Many cities, including Bengaluru, are struggling to deal with these challenges.
The workshop will be held at TERI, Bengaluru -TERI SRC, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage.
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