Posts Tagged information exchange

Thoughts on SOCAP10 from the Urban Investment Perspective, Part 1

 SOCAP10 is long over now, but a week back now, but observations and thoughts are even more appropriate now that the messages and conversations have sunk in and many first round follow-ups are done. Socap is one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. To put […]

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Amplifying Innovation in Our Cities Ourselves: A Review on Two Urban Exhibits in NYC

In cities everywhere, our own New York City included, communities are developing a myriad of ways to live together resourcefully and comfortably. These innovative mindsets in sustainable urban living are undoubtedly necessary to ensure the recovery and continuation of human society on Earth; as William Gibson said, “The future is here. […]

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Can LifeSpaces for the Few Be a Reality for the Base of the Pyramid? Mahindra Considers

Basant Jain, Vice President at Mahindra LifeSpaces, was working through a knotty challenge when we arrived. As a senior manager in powerhouse conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra’s property business, which has developed several million square feet of residential and commercial space, the company has already scored major commercial […]

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Hyderabad’s Green Building Oasis Houses Business Interest in Green for Growth

The Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s most influential trade organization with over 7000 industry members, is working to leverage its reach and influence to promote sustainability, spearheading an industrial green movement in India. CII is also home to the CII Indian Green Building Center and the Indian […]

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Cities and the Resources for Local Capacity Building at the RCUES at Osmania University

Prof. Bhoopathi Rav at the Regional Center for Urban and Environmental Studies at Osmania University (RCUES) welcomed us warmly, eager to discuss the programs that the RCUES had been promoting to build capacity in urban environmental governance: (1) training, primarily of public sector officials in southern states […]

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Clearing the Air at the Paharpur Business Center

Roopali Shahney, General Manager at Paharpur Business Center (PBC), and her team at the Paharpur Business Centre (PBC) are breaking new barriers in green building development. This PBC building, which provides business incubation spaces in the green retrofit of a 20-year old building in Nehru Place, will […]

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Putting Local Innovation into Green Cities and Green Schools: Gaurav Shorey at TERI

We found Gaurav Shorey in a crowd of schoolteachers, one after another approaching him to say how much they enjoyed his presentation on green schools. Grinning and gracious, chatting between bites of lunch, Gaurav believes in the connection between youth and environmentalism in India. Gaurav is now […]

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