Date: April 2-3, 2019
CSE organized a two-day event for academia in Punjab titled ‘Sustainability and Circularity (Mass-Value-Carbon)’. The event saw participation from about 120 faculty and students of architecture and planning.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. SS Behl, Dean, Academic Affairs, Guru Nanak Dev University, while he announced establishment of Centre for Sustainable Habitat (CSH), which will be funded by a RashtriyaUchtar Shiksha Abhiyan grant. The University will invest Rs. 10 crore for research and training activities at CSH. Dr. Behl appreciated CSE’s constant efforts to mainstream sustainability in built environment and requested CSE’s inputs to help create CSH a pioneer of research on sustainability.
As part of its ongoing advocacy on circular economy principles, CSE’s Sustainable Habitat Programme sensitized the participants with a different perspective on how to plan and design the built environment, while only 9% of the world is circular and Circularity Gap is nowhere closing.
Deliberations by Mr. Rajneesh Sareen, Programme Director, Sustainable Habitat Programme, and Senior researchers, Mitashi Singh and Mr. Sugeet Grover aimed at understanding the Natural and Built Environment and their relationship, infrastructure to optimize utility and circularity of organic and inorganic materials, and Energy and Adaptive Thermal Comfort Mandate to Govern Affordable Housing Sector.
The proceedings were much appreciated by the participants.