Webinars

The CITIIS program supports capacity enhancement for its project teams and stakeholders who drive the 12 projects. To further this initiative, the Program Management Unit (PMU) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has organised several workshops and trainings since 2018. Our analysis of participants feedback from the trainings and, an on-ground assessments by the CITIIS experts has revealed a need for improved understanding of development issues, innovative and sustainable mechanisms and, strategies for the projects.

To address this, the PMU has designed the ‘Learn to Connect, Collaborate, and Co-create (L3C),’ webinar series. The aim is to encourage learning amongst various stakeholders in the program, especially the project teams, initiating dialogue, creating awareness and skills, sharing data, promoting peer learning and establishing best practices around sustainable urban development through the CITIIS projects.

Piloting Public Projects through User-Centered Design

22nd October 2020
Swati Janu, Chris Blanche, Sarang Ganoo, Rajeev Malagi, and Dr. Barsha Poricha

Prototyping and gathering user feedback are common design strategies which are increasingly being applied in public projects as well. As design thinking is gradually being adopted as an integral aspect of governance, quick pilot projects have proven effective strategies to arrive at what might work...

https://bit.ly/2IYuz9H
22nd October 2020 by Swati Janu, Chris Blanche, Sarang Ganoo, Rajeev Malagi, and Dr. Barsha Poricha

Prototyping and gathering user feedback are common design strategies which are increasingly being applied in public projects as well. As design thinking is gradually being adopted as an integral aspect of governance, quick pilot projects have proven effective strategies to arrive at what might work...

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Stakeholder Engagement in Urban Projects - Perceptions, Limitations, and Challenges

28th August 2020
Shahena Khan, Diego Cuesy, Kaustav Bandyopadhyay, Pontus Westerberg, Swapnil Saxena

In this webinar, we discussed what ‘effective’ and ‘meaningful’ stakeholder engagement entails. Heard from development practitioners from around the world, on how engaging citizens and mobilizing communities help bring greater transparency, accountability, and social inclusion in development projects...

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28th August 2020 by Shahena Khan, Diego Cuesy, Kaustav Bandyopadhyay, Pontus Westerberg, Swapnil Saxena

In this webinar, we discussed what ‘effective’ and ‘meaningful’ stakeholder engagement entails. Heard from development practitioners from around the world, on how engaging citizens and mobilizing communities help bring greater transparency, accountability, and social inclusion in development projects...


L3C Webinar: Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Streets

16th July 2020
Sujata Hingorani, Steven Burgess, Byron Stigge, Michael King

For aeons, streets and roads were seen as passive pieces of pavement.  Sustainable or not - they just were.  Then we realized that impervious pavement meant to facilitate smooth travel also produced water runoff which flooded adjacent fields and basements.  Highways meant to connect town to town also...

https://bit.ly/3eDJxvI
16th July 2020 by Sujata Hingorani, Steven Burgess, Byron Stigge, Michael King

For aeons, streets and roads were seen as passive pieces of pavement.  Sustainable or not - they just were.  Then we realized that impervious pavement meant to facilitate smooth travel also produced water runoff which flooded adjacent fields and basements.  Highways meant to connect town to town also...

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L3C Webinar: Process for Planning and Designing Safe Streets

1st July 2020
Dr. Geetam Tiwari, Mr. Advait Jani, Ms. Pranjali Deshpande, Michael King

Global Street Design Guide defines a street as, ‘the basic unit of urban space through which people experience a city’. Streets not only make the movement of people and goods easy, but also, facilitate a variety of uses and activities. However, streets’ character responds to changes in the...

https://bit.ly/3ihYwhZ
1st July 2020 by Dr. Geetam Tiwari, Mr. Advait Jani, Ms. Pranjali Deshpande, Michael King

Global Street Design Guide defines a street as, ‘the basic unit of urban space through which people experience a city’. Streets not only make the movement of people and goods easy, but also, facilitate a variety of uses and activities. However, streets’ character responds to changes in the...

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L3C Webinar: Smart Leadership for Enabling Urban Transformation

15th June 2020
Raj Cherubal, Ashraf Adam, Vidhya Mohankumar, Dr. Rajesh J. Pandya, Clémence Vidal de la Blache

Today, a culture of innovation remains at the core of developing smart cities, with the aim to simultaneously improve socio-economic standards of the people. In addition, the tall order to nurture innovation in cities in the context of a rapidly urbanising world poses social, environmental, economic...

https://bit.ly/2YxDdjm
15th June 2020 by Raj Cherubal, Ashraf Adam, Vidhya Mohankumar, Dr. Rajesh J. Pandya, Clémence Vidal de la Blache

Today, a culture of innovation remains at the core of developing smart cities, with the aim to simultaneously improve socio-economic standards of the people. In addition, the tall order to nurture innovation in cities in the context of a rapidly urbanising world poses social, environmental, economic...

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L3C Webinar: Rethinking Integrated Urban Development through a Public Health Lens

26th May 2020
Dr Prabhakaran Dorairaj, Dr. Pratap Kumar, Binnya Joseph

The adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) within the healthcare sector led to the concept of electronic health (e-health), which is contributing to reduced costs and increased efficiency in healthcare service delivery across the globe. The new era of mobile health has brought...

https://bit.ly/2ZH8Jh6
26th May 2020 by Dr Prabhakaran Dorairaj, Dr. Pratap Kumar, Binnya Joseph

The adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) within the healthcare sector led to the concept of electronic health (e-health), which is contributing to reduced costs and increased efficiency in healthcare service delivery across the globe. The new era of mobile health has brought...

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L3C Webinar: Global Lessons from Urban Responses to COVID-19

23rd April 2020
Chris Blache, Amit Prothi, Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

The webinar assessed the implications of COVID-19 on life in cities, including discussions on health, access to public services, impacts on the vulnerable, government responses and recovery strategies.Our panel consisted of three urban development experts, Amit Prothi, Director, Global Resilient...

https://bit.ly/3cJ1pVl
23rd April 2020 by Chris Blache, Amit Prothi, Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

The webinar assessed the implications of COVID-19 on life in cities, including discussions on health, access to public services, impacts on the vulnerable, government responses and recovery strategies.Our panel consisted of three urban development experts, Amit Prothi, Director, Global Resilient...

View the Webinar: https://bit.ly/3cJ1pVl