Challenges of Sustainability and Circularity in urban areas concerning the State of Environment

Challenges of Sustainability and Circularity in urban areas concerning the State of Environment

Amritsar April 3:  Training Programme on ‘Sustainability and Circularity (Mass-Value-Carbon)’ is organized by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi (CSE) in collaboration with Faculty of Physical Planning and Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University.

The focus of the programme is to train the faculty and students of Planning and Architecture departments regarding the issues and challenges of sustainability and circularity in urban areas concerning State of Environment 2019, Feasibility of Waste to Energy Plants in India, Wastewater issues, Non organic materials – optimizing the third skin, Policy Matters for Sustainable and Urbanization and Environment, environment impact assessment, solid and liquid waste management, sustainable materials and thermal comfort.

The training programme was inaugurated by Chief Guest Prof. S. S. Behl, Dean Academic Affairs, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He emphasized that sustainability and circularity are the core issues in present-day urban life and habitat. While appreciating the efforts of Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, Prof. Behl mentioned about the establishment of Centre for Sustainable Habitat (CSH) to be established under RUSA in Guru Nanak Dev University. He informed that the Centre is to invest Rs. 10 Crore for such research and training activities and the University would appreciate the inputs of CSE, Delhi in achieving the objectives of the Centre. While welcoming the Chief Guest and the participants of the training programme Dr. Kiran Sandhu, Head, GRD School of Planning appreciated the efforts of the CSE team for sharing different researches on sustainability during different training programmes.

She also appraised the continuous efforts made by Prof. Ashwani Luthra of Guru Ramdas School of Planning in organizing such informative and thought to provoke training programmes. The training programme was attended by 120 participants.

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