‘Transforming Periurban Futures in India’ took place on January 18-19, 2022, and recordings from all sessions are available to watch online. The conference aimed to provoke discussions on pathways for sustainable transformations of periurban areas through exchanges on the complex nature and vulnerabilities of these areas. The resulting analyses were the basis for discussing the need for specific policies for periurban spaces.
Session 1: Periurban Water Resources
This session on Water Resources in Periurban Transformations sought to explore how periurban waterscapes can be transformed in a sustainable manner.
Session 2: Gender in Periurban
This session intended to understand the changing processes of production and reproduction of gender relations in the periurban context, emerging gendered vulnerabilities and opportunities, and pathways for transformations in gender relations in periurban spaces.
Session 3: Governance and Infrastructure
The session on “Periurban Governance and Infrastructure“ brought out the comparison on how different periurban areas, for different domains and challenges, develop new and promising governance arrangements, with a particular focus on infrastructure provision and management.
Session 4: Disaster & Resilience
This session on ‘Disaster and Resilience to water’ focused on ecosystem services of periurban areas and their role in enhancing community resilience to water stress and urban flooding. The deliberations contributed to understanding the community resilience from the perspective of ‘static resources’ that act as a buffer to reduce vulnerabilities and the qualities of ‘local dwellers’ that adapt and thrive in response to growing environmental challenges in the periurban areas.
Find out more about the conference.