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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.

What We Do

Workshops

Workshops on Roof Top Solar Adoption, Waste Management, Women Safety & Empowerment

Handbooks

We've published 4 Researches and Handbooks on key topics including Civil Society Directory

Engagement

We engage with stakeholder bodies, CSO and agencies to being about Social Awareness

Shubhra Puri

Founder, Gurgaon First

Ms Puri has been writing extensively with  media and journals. Since October 2018,  she has been writing with Hindustan Times (Gurugram Edition) under the column “Human Impact” on key issues concerning Gurugram. She has also written for Times of India,  Down to Earth and other prestigious publications.

Impact Stories

Cities as sites of production and consumption are gendered in their very imagination. They are not neutral spaces and have often been planned and designed keeping in the mind the ‘male worker citizen’. The gendered nature of cities and urbanisation manifests itself in the exclusions, lack of opportunities, kinds of infrastructure and services which impact women’s access and mobility. Gurugram which used to have a population of around 8 lakhs a decade ago is

Gurgaon as a solar city

Towards a Clean, Green Energy Future Declared as the most polluted city in the world last winter, Gurugram will have to take several multi-pronged steps to improve its air quality. One relatively easier step it can take is to switch to solar. Relatively easier because along with reducing reliance on polluting gensets, this clean, smoke-free

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Lessons from Nirbhaya incident

Finally, the verdict came. Seven years after Nirbhaya’s brutal gang rape and subsequent death in December 2012, her four perpetrators were recently pronounced to be hanged this month. The verdict is not just a vindication of a long legal battle fought by Nirbhaya’s parents, but also a strong signal that such heinous crimes will be

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Do not see street vendors as menace

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

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