As professionals and citizens of an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, how can we build urban futures that are rooted in local context and responsive to the culture and histories of a place? How can we apply universal norms and standards of sustainability to benefit particular places and communities? How can we understand the significance of cultural heritage for sustainable urban futures?
This IIHS seminar in partnership with Sustainable Urbanism International, will outline how to integrate theoretical concepts, practical strategies, Indian and international experiences and perspectives, methods and tools and field study to teach about place-based, and community-oriented strategies for building urban futures.
Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar, Director of SUI, Columbia University, New York, and Bangalore India, proposes a comprehensive approach rooted in local context and responsive to the heritage, culture, and histories of a place. The seminar will be held at the IIHS City Campus.