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1. The Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices is ready to take off for round no. 3!

The Indo-German Dialogue has brought together academics, civil society activists, government officials, policy makers and the corporate sector from Germany and India together to address the challenges of urbanization and sustainability since 2017. This year, 33 attendees will use this platform to go forth with new transdisciplinary research and practice projects. The dialogue takes place from December 5-7 at Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER) and Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in Pune.

Tentative program

Day 1

11:00 – 11:30Registration
11:30 – 12:00Opening with a Welcome Address and Introduction to the IGD series
12:00 – 13:00‘Food for Thought’ from India and Germany (presentations)
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00Sharing and listening
Thematic Indo-German parallel sessions:
1. Transdisciplinarity and co-creation: concepts and methods
2. Transdisciplinarity and co-creation: selected cases and experiences from practice
3. Designing transdisciplinarity and co-creation: role and mode of knowledge
16:00 – 16:30Tea / coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Plenary session
Working group results and planning for the next days

Day 2

TimeActivity: Field visits in and around Pune
all dayNullah Park
all daySpeaking walls / Chan-dar
all dayJM roads
Happy Streets
all dayNageshwar and Trishundya Ganpati restored ancient temples
co-created with Archeological Survey of India, INTACH and PMC
all dayTaljai
co-created urban green and blue spaces as collaborative between Forest Department, PMC and citizens groups
all dayFarmers Market
collaboration between State Government, PMC and farmers
all dayPalash Society,
all dayPashan Wetland

Day 3

09:30 – 11:30Learnings & Feedback
11:30 – 13:00Forward planning
13:00 – 16:00Lunch & Break
16:00 – 20:30Public event: Fair on ‘Co-creating Sustainability’

IGCS is co-organizing the dialogue. The dialogue receives further support from German Centre for Research and Innovation New Delhi (DWIH) and German Consulate General Mumbai. Please find more information on https://cocreatesustainability.wordpress.com/.