Sustainable urban design in India
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 6.00pm to 6.50pm BST
Over 54% of the world’s population resides in informal settlements popularly known as slums. As a result, there has been a massive worldwide push for their redevelopment. But what replaces them must be sustainable.
This talk focuses on the effects of housing design on energy use and health, and is in response to the current crisis of COVID-19 where the burden is disproportionate among this cohort of population.
Dr Ronita Bardhan
Dr Ronita Bardhan is University Lecturer of Sustainable Built Environment at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK and leads the Sustainable Design Group. She is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Architecture at Selwyn College.
She works on the niche sector of habitat design, energy decisions and gender equality for low-income housing in Global South, especially in the slum rehabilitation housing of Mumbai.
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