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Gurugram is one of the fastest-growing cities in north India. Fast-paced development has led to several issues concerning sustainability and governance.
Gurgaon First is an initiative for positive change focused on issues relating to sustainability, good governance women safety and empowerment in Gurugram. Launched in 2012, the initiative aims to highlight issues, suggest solutions, and showcase progress in an effort to improve both the living and working experiences of citizens in the city of Gurugram through conferences/conclaves/ workshops as well as research/publishing. Specifically, some issues that we focus on are smart and sustainable city, sustainable transportation, water and waste management, electricity management, solar energy, green buildings, eco-green initiatives, improving city governance, women’s safety and youth empowerment.
Founder, Gurgaon First
October is here and once again there is the familiar nip in the air. But just as we thank our stars that the air quality in September 2019 was far better than September 2018 (the better air was due to the lingering monsoons, and not due to any of our doings!), there is also the
Lack of empowered local governance today is one the single biggest challenge facing Indian cities. For cities such as Gurugram that is contributing more than 70 per cent revenues to Haryana, the fact that it has to depend on the state government for sanctioning and approval of projects is indeed very disempowering. Gurugram put in
Integrate street vendors in urban development In this column, a few weeks ago I had opined that as a city Gurugram must make way for cyclists and pedestrians. I received a few frantic calls from readers who felt that the real culprits for road congestion were street vendors as they encroach upon all possible spaces