“Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot in India” is one of the Child projects under GEF’s Sustainable Cities Programme in the GEF 6 cycle. The participating cities include Bhopal, Jaipur, Mysuru, Guntur, and Vijayawada. The aim of the project is to integrate sustainability strategies into urban planning and management to create a favorable environment for investment in infrastructure and service delivery, thus building the resilience of pilot cities.The three main project components comprise- Sustainable Urban Planning and Management, Investment Projects and Technology Demonstration and Partnerships and Knowledge Management Platform.National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has been engaged to undertake the implementation of Component 3 – Partnerships, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building mentioned in the preceding section. NIUA will contribute towards building the multi-sectoral partnership platform to ensure the implementation of sustainable city strategies, by understanding various issues and challenges of technical, financial, political, and social and business stakeholders/partners. To solve these major issues and challenges, NIUA will prepare the integrated training curriculum modules (across three sectors Solid Waste Management, Used Water and Septage Management, Urban Water Management) for various stakeholders in the cities mentioned above. These modules will help in implementation of the projects in the pilot cities. The training program outcomes from these cities will then be scaled up to 25 Indian cities which share similar scale and complexity of issues in implementing sustainable strategies.
Paramita Dey Senior Research Officer
Kaustubh Parihar Project Associate (NG)
Tavishi Darbari Research Associate(NG)
Gaurav Thapak Research Associate
Sonali Mehra Research Associate(NG)