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The Urban Q With Jaya Dhindaw


The Urban Q With Jaya Dhindaw

Indian cities are confronted with the ubiquitous challenges of unplanned growth, lack of access to basic services, inequality and unprecedented climate vulnerabilities. Who owns a city? Whose business is it to create conditions that enable liveable urban areas ? Jaya Dhindaw (Executive Director, Sustainable Cities, WRI India) explores these critical questions by connecting with different city dwellers – business people, thought-leaders, innovators and academicians. Tune into the Urban Q to learn more about the next iteration of Indian cities through the lens of climate change, equity, liveability and economic productivity.



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