STEPPING TOGETHER: A Conclave of Changemakers for Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility

October 15, 2014

CSE organised a unique event on 26th September 2013 at Jacranda Hall, India Habitat Centre to celebrate positive action on sustainable mobility in Indian cities. The event engaged in dialogue with changemakers from different cities of India who made a difference to mobility and air quality related concerns. This occasion was to acknowledge positive action to create policy stake in change and deepen public understanding of what is needed to move forward.

This event also culminated ongoing efforts to identify and assess the emerging good practices in different cities of India. While there are many challenges, barriers and gloom of inaction compounding the problem of congestion, pollution and energy guzzling in all our cities, while we are convinced that we can move forward only if we understand and incentivise progress and change – however small and new it may be.

On this occasion, the community of change makers including policy makers, civil society actors, experts, political and industry actors, among others came together from across the country to share `good news` as well as the challenges. This dialogue will bring out some notable city initiatives, which are in tune with the sustainability principles.

 

Please note: there is no registration fee, however, the cost of participation towards travel and stay to be borne by the participant

 

 

Programme Schedule
 
Briefing Note
STEPPING TOGETHER A Conclave of Changemakers for Clean Air and Sustainable Mobility
Presentations
Session 1
Measuring Air Quality: Learning Health Impacts

By: Anumita Roychowdhury

Conclave of change makers for clean air and sustainable mobility

By: Dr. B. Nagappa

Health Effects of Air Pollution

By: Dr. Manas Ranjan Ray

Session 2
Walk and cycle

By: Sunita Narain

Implementation and Systemic Change with UTTIPEC Street Design Guidelines

By: Ashok Bhattacharjee

Improving Public Spaces in Chennai Pedestrian Facilities and Pedestrianisation

By: Mr Nandakumar

Namma Cycle

By: Murali H.R

Session 3
Bus Karo: Reinventing mobility

By: Sunita Narain

New Innovation – Funding Urban Transport Projects through an Urban Transport Fund

By: B.K.Gaikwad,

BMTCs initiatives of strengthening and improving bus services in Bangalore

By: CG Anand

Viable City bus in Small Cities

By: N. Manjunatha Prasad

Session 4
Restrain cars

By: Sunita Narain

 
Book Launch: Good News Bad News
Decade of action on air pollution: The second coming

By: Sunita Narain

 
Media Coverage

Unb Connec: Oct. 4, 2013

It's time to promote green transports: Expert

The Newnation: October 09, 2013

It's time to promote green transports: Expert

Daily Sun: October 09, 2013

Promote green transports to cut city air pollution: Expert - See more at

Radheshyam Jadhav, Oct 7, 2013

Study finds cities like Pune grappling with air pollution

gorkhapatraonline: Sep. 27, 2013

Innovative Best Practices In Japanese
bhorerkagoj: Sept 28, 2013

Amar Tejaswi, Deccan Chronicle (Hyderabad), October 3, 2013

Special: Toxic gases choke Hyderabad

Times of India: Delhi:Sept. 27, 2013/

Capital's air quality monitoring best

Hindustan Times: Delhi: Sep. 27,2013

NVT: Delhi: Sep. 27, 2013

NVT: Delhi: Sep. 27, 2013

Business Standard: Delhi: Sep. 27, 2013

Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities

UNB Connect: Bangladesh: Sep. 27, 2013

Urban air pollution ‘affects children’s behaviour’

Telegraph: Calcutta: Sep. 27, 2013

Study nails city’s poison air

IBN Live: Sep. 27, 2013

Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities

Economic Times: Delhi: Sep. 27, 2013

Only two Kerala towns in India meet clean air benchmark

Bharat Press: Sep. 27, 2013

Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities

The Times of India: Kochi: Sep 27, 2013

Now Kerala towns are India's 'Oxygen bars'

Top News.in: Sep. 27, 2013

Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities

Oman Tribune: Sep. 27, 2013

Particulate pollution exceeds permissible limits in 78pc cities

Mangalorian.com: Sep. 27, 2013

New Delhi: Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities

Live Malayalam.com: Sep. 27. 2013

Only two Kerala towns in India meet clean air benchmark
Newsreporter.in: Sep. 27, 2013

Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian cities

Parda Phash: Sep. 27, 2013

CSE assesses air quality and mobility initiatives in Indian cities

First Post: Sep. 27, 2013

Pollution exceeds permissible limit in most Indian

Dainik Azadi: Sep 27, 2013

Barta Bangla: Sep 27, 2013

ngonewsbd: Sep 26, 2013

CSE assesses air quality and mobility initiatives in Indian cities

Bangladesh Times24: Sep 26, 2013