For over two decades, Environment Support Group (ESG) has focussed on the emerging urban environmental and socio-economic challenges and has been working with multiple communities, government agencies, academia, media, etc. The approach has always been about finding viable and inclusive solutions to vexatious problems advocating deeply democratic processes that draw on intersectoral, interdisciplinary, intersectional experiences, knowledge and histories.
In ESG Imaginaries to Make Cities Work, a series of four webinars, participants drawn from diverse disciplines and sectors reflect on the sort of issues and concerns that have become systemic to urban governance and living, reflect on the initiatives of ESG in addressing them, and articulate ideas and imaginaries in constructing better futures, and of consequences if we were to not make such efforts.
This webinar involved two presentations: one contextualising the experience of the transformation of Subramanyapura in South Bangalore and ongoing efforts to accommodate complexities of providing housing for the urban poor while also protecting the water commons, presented by ESG, on the one hand, and on the other, experiences of inclusive urbanisms in praxis across Connecticut and in Northern Rhode Island, USA presented by Kathleen Dorgan, Architect and Urban Planner and practitioner of sustainable community participation. The presentations were followed by responses from each of our discussants and conversations followed based on a Q&A.
Read the report of this webinar here.