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
JamesCameroon, the director of the globally acclaimed film “Avatar” has said that his film was a lesson for humankind to stop damaging the environment. Referring to us (humankind) he had said, that we think we are big, we have the brains, we have the technology and are entitled to every damn thing on this planet.
A few days ago, my sixth grader son approached me for some help in his social science homework. He had to answer the question “how does India’s diversity add to its unity”. While helping him write the answer, I realised that the answer is what really defines Indianness and the essence of being an Indian.
Nurture RWAs as nerve centres of city’s development To make our cities liveable and sustainable, we need to take individual, community and city level steps. Change starts from an individual level; a bunch of individuals collectively inspire communities to act, and if local colonies and communities transform, it cannot be too long before when the