Transformations To Sustainability: Governance Of Sociotechnical Transformations

A video by Belmont Forum and International Science Council on ‘Governance of Sociotechnical Transformations” (GoST) project in which ESG is a partner to discover pathways of Transformations to Sustainability.

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Interrogating Governance And Financial Implications Of ‘Smart Cities’ – Part I Report

In collaboration with Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard Kennedy School, USA & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany, as part of a project on Governance of Sociotechnical Transformation in this interrogating discussion on Governance and Financial Implications of ‘Smart Cities’.

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Professor Sheila Jasanoff’s Interview With DH- “Deciphering The Nexus Of Science, Technology And Society”.

Professor Sheila Jasanoff of Harvard University has been described as the preeminent scholar on a relatively new genre of scientific inquiry — Science and Technology Studies (STS). Professor Jasanoff described STS as a field dedicated to the study of science and technology as institutionalized forms of human activity. But her work is much more than that. In an interview with DH’s Akhil Kadidal during her recent visit to Bengaluru, she said. “I have a liberationist mission. It’s to get people to become much more savvy inhabitants

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To Beat Air Pollution, Redesign Bengaluru’s Action Plan

The high levels of air pollution in Bengaluru is the outcome of serious failure in governance and investment in false solutions over time. A shift needed is to build awareness and develop solutions that can be locally understood and managed, are economically feasible, and socio-culturally just. There has to be a healthy marriage between science, law, economics and common sense in addressing this challenge, with an intergenerational perspective and ecocentric view. With such a resolve, it is possible for Bengaluru to beat air pollution and truly join the World Environment Day celebrations, not just for a day, but every day.

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How To Understand And Comment On The Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 For Bengaluru

An ESG “How to do it?” Workshop initiative 16 December 2017 ; Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis) ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: “How to do it?” Workshop Concept “How to do it?”: RMP 2031 ESG Workshop Poster 16122017 How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit REVISED MASTER PLAN 2031 FOR BENGALURU

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Historic Direction By Karnataka High Court To BBMP To Ensure Ward Committees Prepare Ward Level Solid Waste Management Plan

A fundamental step to securing decentralisation in urban governance 10 November 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release on Karnataka HC 10th Nov 2017 decision on Ward Committees functioning State of Landfills, Waste Processing Sites and Garbage Dumping Grounds in Bangalore: ESG Report filed in Karnataka High Court Kannada v ESG Release SWM Ward Cmt Kar HC Ruling Nov 2017 Unofficial Kannada Translation of 10 Nov HC Order on Ward Cmts In a historic decision by the

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Status Of Law, Policy & Practices Solid Waste Management In Bengaluru

Report of Workshop organised by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in collaboration with Environment Support Group Written by ESG 31 May 2017 Downloads: ESG BBMP Workshop on SWM – Report – 31 May 2017 – English ESG BBMP Workshop on SWM – Report – 31 May 2017 – Kannada Report of Workshop on Status of Law, Policy & Practices Solid Waste Management in Bengaluru Organized by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in collaboration with Environment Support Group

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State Of Environmental Decision-Making In India

A workshop for Practitioners 23 April 2017 ; Time: 8.00 AM ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, #1575, Intermediate Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 (abutting ESG office) Downloads: State_Environmental_Decision_Making_India_Workshop_Invitation_Apr_2017                                         Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives                     Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG)     State of

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Karnataka Government Must Freeze Mass Tree Felling Till Necessary Public Review Safeguards Are In Place

Chief Minister directs Urban Development Secretary to take action 28 February 2017 Downloads: ESG Press Release: CM Directs UDD Sec to review Mass Tree Felling decision ESG Representation: UDD Secretary Urged to Stop Mass Tree Felling CM directs Urban Dev Sec to review Mass Tree Felling procedures It has been confirmed by the Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that over 30,000 objections have been received in response to the Public Notice1 issued

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Scrap This Club Of Rich And Famous!

Government Must Establish and Make Functional District/Metropolitan Planning Committees and Ward Committees in all cities of Karnataka 13 May 2016 Downloads: Statement: Scrap BBPAG Progressive Groups Demand Scrapping of Bangalore Blue-print Action Group Around 120 people representing various progressive civil society organisations, trade unions, workers federations, resident welfare associations, artistes, street vendor associations, environmental groups, etc. came together in protest against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s 28th April 2016 decision to form the Bangalore Blue-print Action Group

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Bangalore Metro’s Efforts To Secure Ritual Clearance For Felling 300 Trees Fails: Legally Infirm Public Hearing Called By BBMP Tree Officer Cancelled

Its NOT only about trees. It’s about upholding the Honour of the Court, about making Democracy work 24 November 2015 Downloads: Joint Representation to put Bangalore Metro on Legal Track A battery of senior officials of the Bangalore Metro came to a Public Hearing called by Mr. Ranganathaswamy, Asst Conservator of Forests (Bangalore South) and Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. The officials came armed with power points demonstrating that the Metro is a

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Undemocratic And Exclusionary Schema For Urbanising India: The Case Of “Smart Cities”

Organised by CERAS and Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University 6 July 2015 ; Time: 6 pm ; Venue: Concordia University, Room EV2.184, Engineering and Visual Arts Building (2nd floor) 1515 rue Ste Catherine Ouest, Montreal (Corner Guy and Ste Catherine O; metro Guy-Concordia) Downloads: Smart-Cities_Leo_Saldanha_CERAS_Concordia_Talk_06072015.pdf CERAS and Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia University present Leo F. Saldanha, Coordinator, Environment Support Group, Bangalore, India Undemocratic and exclusionary schema for urbanising India: the case

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BANGALORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY POSTPONES PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWING CALL FOR ACTION TO TELL THE AUTHORITY IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THEM TO PLAN OUR CITY

CALL FOR PUBLIC ACTION 12 November 2014 Downloads: esg-call-action-bda-rmp-2031-hearing-121.pdf UPDATE: BDA has postponed the Public Hearing on the Revised Master Plan – 2013, without citing any reason, whatsoever. It is now important that we propose to the Government of Karnataka, in particular the Urban Development Department, the procedure that has to be followed in preparing a Metropolitan Plan as envisaged in the Constitutional 74th Amendment (Nagarpalika) Act, 1992.   OUR EARLIER CALL FOR ACTION, FOLLOWING

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