Because Only Together We Can
build a sustainable Gurugram where everyone feels safe, strong & valued
Who We Are
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
Let’s be mindful of what we build When I heard the news that Rapid Metro is facing an uncertain future due to financial losses, a lot of mixed thoughts went by. That the project was ill-conceived, it didn’t cater well to the city’s real traffic needs, there were vested interests in building it etc. But
Gurugram has all that it takes to become a “solar rooftop” city – loads of sun, a conducive policy environment, large buildings, and above all, a progressive mindset. Installations across the city have in fact risen sharply in the last two years among schools, colleges, RWAs, hospitals, corporate and commercial buildings, industry and individual homes.
Any urban local body has a lot to contribute to a city’s liveability. Last few days, several developments have once again put the spotlight on Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG). The latest was the news of takeover of eight colonies by the corporation from private builders. This means that all services such as road, sewerage,