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					“For   Me                               and                  For
Everybody”
Workshop Summary and Highlights




Organized by CEPT University, Ahmedabad and facilitated by Banaras
Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
From 3 -8 January, 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgement.................................................................................................................................................. 3

Introduction to “For Me and For Everybody”......................................................................................................... 4

Idea behind the workshop...................................................................................................................................... 4

Brief overview of the events and summary of the sessions ................................................................................... 5

   Day 1, Jan 3, 2011 (Monday) ............................................................................................................................. 5

   Day 2, Jan 4, 2011 (Tuesday) .............................................................................................................................. 7

   Day 3,- Jan 5, 2011 (Wednesday) ..................................................................................................................... 10

   Day 4, Jan6, 2011 (Thursday)........................................................................................................................... 14

   Day 5, Jan7,, 2011 (Friday)............................................................................................................................... 16

   Day 6, Jan 8,, 2011 (Saturday) .......................................................................................................................... 19

Glimpses of the FMFE, Capacity Development Workshop at CEPT, Ahmedabad................................................ 20

Annexture-1 : The list of participants ................................................................................................................... 23

Annexture-2: The sample feedback form ............................................................................................................. 23

Annexture-3: Event Schedule .............................................................................................................................. 25

Annexture–4: FMFE Hands On                                                                                                                                     26




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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We sincerely acknowledge the valuable inputs and overwhelming support and co-operation rendered by many
individuals during the course of this Workshop. To begin with, we would like to express our deep gratitude to:

        Mr Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, Center for Enviromental Education (CEE), Ahmedabad.

        Ms Meera Nareshwar, Program Coordinator, CEE, Ahmedabad.

        Mr Y.B.Kausik, Organizing Secretary, Vikram Sarabhai Center, CEE, Ahmedabad.

        Mr Prasant Pandya, Dy Director, Solid waste management cell, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)

        Mr Debashish Nayak, Advisor Heritage Cell, Ahmedabad

        Mr Girish Gupta and team of Ahemdabad Heritage Cell, Ahmedabad

GUEST SPEAKERS AND PANELIST

        Mr Madhusudhan Agarwal, Co-founder, MAM Movies, Ahmedabad

        Mr.Anand Patel, Additional City Chief Engineer, AMC. Ahmedabad

        Mr Yatin Pandya, FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. Ahmedabad

        Mr Rajendra Joshi, Director, SAATH and Parivartan,

        Mr P.K. Ghosh, IAS (retd), Ex- Municipal Commissioner, AMC.


GIZ ASEM TEAM

        Dr Regina Dube, Sr. Advisor and Head, Sustainable Urban Habitat (SUH), GIZ-ASEM

        Ms Aparna Das, Sr. Technical Expert, SUH, GIZ–ASEM

        Ms Jessyca Keil, Intern, GIZ-ASEM


CEPT TEAM

        Prof C.K Koshy, IAS (Retd.), Emeritus Professor, CEPT University

        Prof Utpal Sharma, Dean of Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University

        Prof Seema Khanwalkar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, CEPT University

        Prof Neelkanth Chhaya, Professor, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University

        Prof R. Parthasarathy, Professor, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University

        Ms Soumini Raja, Research Fellow, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University




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           Report on the capacity development workshop under the GIZ –ASEM supported
                                 “For Me and For Everybody”
                              At CEPT University, Ahmedabad from 3-8 Jan, 2011



INTRODUCTION TO “FOR ME AND FOR EVERYBODY”

“For Me and For Everybody” (in Hindi “Mere Liye Aur Sab ke Liye”) - a youth exchange programme between
India and Germany is designed to encourage young people to think about their environment and its influence
on their daily life. It harnesses the creativity and the motivation of young people to respond positively towards
their natural and urban habitat. Across the world, more and more young people are engaging directly and
responding to their immediate natural and built environment. They are going beyond their academic curricula
and are looking for opportunities to receive more ‘hands on’ experiences. “For Me and For Everybody”
provides opportunities to these young people who are open to new experiences and discussions that would
support forward-looking solutions for a future society. This exchange programme gives them a chance to
contemplate on their ideas and have new experiences related to environmental issues.

“For Me and For Everybody” is an adaptation of “The German Voluntary Year of the Environment (FÖJ)”
programme to Indian context. This programme has been designed in cooperation with GIZ-ASEM, Varanasi
Municipal Corporation (VMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and the City of Hamburg. A competition process
was held on 18 and19, November, 2010, to identify eight students who will work in the sanitation sector with
the city based institutions, as a part of their academic curriculum. A week long capacity development
workshop was organized to orient these students, from 3-8 January, 2011 at the CEPT University, Ahmedabad.
Subsequently, these participants will be working with selected host institutions in Varanasi, from mid-January
till March (part time), as part of their academic curriculum. Finally, the program foresees an interaction
between the German and Indian youths in a two week long seminar in Hamburg, Germany, in May 2011 and a
subsequent presentation in India.

IDEA BEHIND THE WORKSHOP

The focus of the workshop was to sensitize the students to understand various issues related to urban
development, governance and environmental management systems as well as to teach them how to structure
a research proposal. The workshop was structured in a manner, which combined lectures and exposures with
enough time built in to develop inter-personal skills and communication. The overall workshop broadly
included:

    •    Lecture sessions by experts from industry, research organizations and non government initiatives.
         These sessions were meant to give general understanding of the subject to the participants.
    •    Theme interactive session/panel discussion by eminent speakers. These sessions were more focused
         on urban issues and related debates. Sessions were interactive, which gave the participants basic
         understanding of various perspectives.

    •    Workshops were meant to enable the participants to use various tools for communication.
    •    Outdoor visits to wet land ecosystems, waste management sites and urban heritage precincts. These
         were meant to give a practical understanding of the places and issues related to this.




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BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND SUMMARY OF THE SESSIONS

DAY 1 - 3 R D
JAN 2011
(M ONDAY)


11:00am                          Arrival in CEPT Campus

                                 On the arrival of BHU students at CEPT, Prof. Saswat Bandyopadhyay, HOD,
                                 Environmental Planning Department, CEPT University, welcomed the
                                 students and briefed them about the campus and its facilities.

11:30am-        LECTURE          “Maximum City”- Overview of Cities, Structure, Forms, density and Land use
1:00pm                           Planning processes by Prof Utpal Sharma, Dean of Faculty of Planning and
                                 Public Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

                                 Focus of the session: Basic introduction to Urban planning, Planning
                                 terminologies and methods.

                                 Prof Utpal Sharma gave an insight into the process of spatial planning and
                                 the terminologies related to urban planning. The summary of the
                                 presentation is as follows:

                                 •       The relationship between the population and the densities in a city.
                                 The effect of the economy and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
                                 population in cities on the densities.

                                 •       Understanding the term urban sprawl and its relation with
                                 petroleum consumption. A comparative graph showed that developed
                                 economies with higher urban sprawl tend to consume more petrol –
                                 American, European and Middle-eastern cities.

                                 •        The planning has to consider the transit networks, the existing
                                 urban morphology and the density gradient. The process was articulated by
                                 using the Master Plan for the city of Hyderabad as an example.



                Prof Utpal Sharma giving his presentation on “Maximum City”.




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1:00pm-                 Lunch Break
2:00pm

2.00pm-3.30   LECTURE   An interactive session on “Climate Change and Cities” by Ms Soumini Raja,
pm                      Research Fellow, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University,
                        Ahmedabad.

                        Focus of the session: Introduction to various debates and concepts related
                        to climate change and cities’ response to climate change.

                        Climate change and cities – Soumini introduced a movie of a coastal city-
                        Surat. This was followed by a presentation that focused on issues of climate
                        change and few terminologies in climate change studies. The presentation
                        was followed by an extended question and answer session. The key points
                        of the session were:
                             • Discussion on Man-Nature relationship and issues on sustainability
                             • Climate change: An introduction, basic terminologies
                             • UKEFF film “Notes from a Green City” by Madhyama Subramanian
                             • Study on Gujarat Coastal cities – What can we do? Is there an
                                 action plan?




4:00pm-                 Introductory Theme Lecture on Urbanization, Environment and Climate
5:00pm                  Change issues in the Indian Context by Prof Saswat Bandyopadhyay,
                        Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

                            •   India has a long lineage of city planning, looking at Mohenjo-Daro
                                in Sind and Harappa in Punjab. These cities clearly show urban
                                planning principles.

                            •   In current planning practices a number of alternatives are used –
                                Structure plan, concept plan, development plan, zoning plan, sub
                                regional plan and town planning scheme.

                            •   Development Plan (DP) is a long-term landuse planning for
                                development and management of urban areas. DP is a futuristic
                                planning approach for the physical form and structure of an urban
                                area. The framework of development plan includes among others
                                land use, traffic and transportation, housing, slum upgradation and
                                environmental upgradation.




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             Prof Saswat Bandyopadhyay explaining a DP process




5:00pm-      WORKSHOP        “Explain Your City”- Group Exercise to describe the forms and elements of
6:30pm                       their city.

                             Focus of the Session: Understanding the perceptions related to cities.

                             The session was basically divided into the following parts:

                             A ten minutes film of Mr Devdutt Patnaik, CBO, Future Group on
                             perception, Belief and social interaction from Technology, Entertainment,
                             Design (TED).

                                  •   A group exercise -“Map Your City”.

                                  •   Rise and fall of cities in India in different periods and key facts.

                                  •   Individual presentation to share their own perception about their
                                      own city: “Me and My city”.

                             This was an individual exercise where each participant had to describe their
                             city by mapping it on an A2 sheet. The exercise was to be discussed next
                             morning by each person explaining the general typology and features in the
                             city. A video of TED talks by Devdutt Pattnaik, CBO future group was shared
                             with the students.

                             Mr Pattnaik used a number of illustrations and examples from Indian
                             mythology to explain the word: Perception. Therefore, before we judge any
                             city, it is very important to know its background, context, thinking process
                             and ideologies.



D AY 2 -
JAN4,2011
(TUESD AY)


9:30am-      WORKSHOP        The session started with the individual presentation of the previous day
11:00am                      workshop “Explain Your City”. Each student was given two minutes to talk
                             briefly about their perception about the city

                             Soon after the presentation, the co-coordinator briefly discussed the

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                     evolution of cities in India. The discussion started with Harappan cities
                     (Harappa, Mahanjodaro and Dolavira). After covering the cities of Indus
                     civilization, cities of Vedic era was discussed. In specific, the examples of
                     Varanasi, Madurai and Ujjain, were taken up. The session concluded with a
                     brief discussion among the participants sharing personal perceptions about
                     the city of Varanasi.




11.45am   VISIT TO   All participants moved to the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE)
                     campus. Ms Meera Nareshwar, Program Coordinator, CEE, Ahmedabad, welcomed
          CEE
                     the BHU students and gave a brief over view of the CEE campus.

                     Introduction to VIKSAT by Mr.Y.B.Kausik, Organizing Secretary, VIKSAT, CEE,
                     Ahmedabad.

                     VIKSAT (Vikram Sarabhai Centre for Development Interaction) basically
                     deals with the sustainable use of natural resources with community
                     participation. VIKSAT’s major focus areas are :
                          • Joint Forest Management
                          • Land management
                          • Water shed management
                          • Indigenous water harvesting


                     Short discussion with Mr Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, CEE, Ahmedabad.

                     Mr Kartikeya Sarabhai welcomed the BHU students. He further explained,
                     that a citiy, whether organic or formal, each has a specific structure. Being
                     organic does not imply absence of structure, it is not explicitly visible but a
                     complex pattern governs the functioning.

                     Therefore, during planning processes, one should also take into account the
                     organic structure within the city. The city planning is not regulated by
                     planners, but, by the needs of the people. An apt example of this is the
                     design of Law Garden in Ahmedabad. In the new design, while the place
                     retains its vibrancy and identity, the road side retailers also have their
                     space, integrated with the new development plan.




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          Interaction with Mr Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, CEE, Ahmedabad.




1:30pm-                    Lunch Break
2:30pm

2:30pm-   WORK SHOP        “Media, Society and transformation” workshop on Media applications by
4:30pm                     Madhusudhan Agarwal, Co-founder, MAM Movies, Ahmedabad.

                           Session started with a short film about personal hygiene inspired from a
                           popular hindi movie “Sholay”. The movie talks about the open defecation
                           and clean drinking water collection issues.

                           Soon after the movie Mr. Agarwal gave a short introduction about MAM
                           Movies and media for social change through 2 projects undertaken by
                           different people all over the world.

                               •    “I am the change”: Filmmakers, amateurs, students and everyone
                                    is invited to capture these stories through camera in just 101
                                    hours. Participants can choose to make a film on an everyday hero,
                                    a NGO or a pertaining social cause.

                               •    “She Creates”: Young girls of Mumbai, expressing themselves, their
                                    concerns through making of films. This process was facilitated by
                                    the experts from MAM movies, Ahmedabad.

                           During this session, two movies were screened, “Wasting food culture” and
                           “Free Hugs” movement.

                           This interactive session concluded with a short animated Gujrati film which
                           narrates how alcohol causes poverty. At the end Mr Agarwal distributed a
                           Smile card to inspire students to start doing some random act of kindness.




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               “Media, Society and transformation” workshop on Media applications by Madhusudhan
               Agarwal




4:30pm-                       Tea Break
5:00pm

5:00pm-                       Introduction to Individual Research Proposal by Prof Saswat
6:30pm                        Bandyopadhyay, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University,
                              Ahmedabad.

                              In this session, Prof Saswat briefly explained research methodology and
                              highlighted various possible research questions and how to write a research
                              proposal.

D AY 3 –
JAN5, 2011
(WED NESD AY
)


6:30am-        OUT DOOR       Visit to Thol- Wetland Ecosystem near Ahmedabad.
8:30am
               VISIT

                              Thol lake bird sanctuary is a shallow freshwater body surrounded by
                              marshes on the edge and scrubby forest embarking the sides. This lake
                              sanctuary covering an area of 7 square kilometers, was declared officially in
                              1988. Thol is a good example of how the natural ecosystems are integrated
                              within a nearby large urban sprawl.




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           A visit to Thol, Wetland ecosystem




9:00am-                     Interactive session with Mr Prasant Pandya, Dy Director, Solid waste
11:00am                     Management cell, Ahmedabad Muncipal Corporation (AMC), at AMC
                            Conference Hall, Kankaria, Ahmedabad.

                            Mr Prasanth Pandya, gave a brief overview of the waste management
                            system in Ahmedabad and highlighted:

                                 •   Ahmedabad is one of the first cities, in India, to have a fully
                                     mechanized system for transportation of solid waste, without any
                                     manual loading of waste

                                 •   With 600+ Vehicles and machineries deployed for transportation.
                                     2600 MT of waste are collected and disposed every day.
                                 •   Hotels, Restaurant and Kitchen Wastes on PPP mode.
                                 •   To ensure that Bio Medical Waste generated at Five Municipal
                                     Hospitals (5), Referral Hospitals, Urban Health Care Centers (55), is
                                     collected daily and disposed off at Incineration Plant. Contracts for
                                     above have been given to private GPCB approved authorized
                                     contractors.


11:00am-                    Visit to Solid Waste Management site of AMC in Ahmedabad
1:30pm

           Interactive session with Mr Prasant Pandya, Dy Director, Solid waste management cell, AMC




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          A view of Solid Waste Management Facility in Ahmedabad




1:30pm-                   Lunch Break
2:30pm

2:30pm-   WORKSHOP        Workshop on “Perception and Communication” by Prof Seema Khanwalkar,
4:30pm                    Faculty of Arts and Humanities, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

                          Focus of the session: Understanding the methodologies involved in making
                          a Public Campaign. Hands-On –How to design a Public Campaign?

                          Perception is a complex process of seeing something and interpreting the
                          same in our mind. The visual image is selective and depends on the
                          individual. A similar image during the day time and at night would have a
                          very different impact on the viewers.

                          Portraits and snapshots have a different goal to achieve. Portraits are
                          timeless i.e. unaffected by time and people can always relate to the image.
                          Snapshot is about ‘doing’ and ‘happening’ and tries to capture specific
                          moments in time. There is a connection between a brand and the images.
                          When one talks about ‘Levis’ a specific typology of images built up in our
                          mind – the dark tones, rugged texture, etc.




          “Perception and Communication” by Prof. Seema Khanwalkar

4:30pm-   THEME           “Suno EK Nadi Ki Kahani”- History of a River, its glory, its pain, and
6:00pm                    community’s struggle towards a pollution free river by Prof Neelkanth
          SESSION
                          Chhaya and Prof R. Parthasarathy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

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Focus of the Session: The human-river relationship, community struggle in
pollution reductions

At the outset, Prof Chaya made a detailed presentation of the river and
human settlements. From its origin, the river flows from the mountain
terrains and rocky mountains with a great force cutting the river bed
deeper. As it reaches the plains the flow reduces and the erosion on the
bank starts. The span of the river also increases with reducing speed of the
flow. The nature of the water of always to spill when is it static and flow
along the slope in motion. Unlike the river the unique character of the
human settlement is to move upstream. When a settlement on the river
bank wants to expand it moves upwards.

He also explained how geography and land form keeps changing due to
constant human interventions in order to expand the city. In time and with
the use of technology the land-use changes and thus changes the
occupations. This results in the entire river eco system getting imbalanced.
Various ecosystem services stops functioning.

As an example the construction of SG Highway stopped the flow of the rain
water from one side to the other. It almost acts like a check dam during the
monsoon. After the flood in 2005 the authority had to break the highway in
some parts to release the storm water. Now only few culverts exist along
the road. That results the drying of Serkhej Roza reservoir.

Prof Parthasarathy started with the question: “How do we Interact?”
Human approach towards the conservation of environment is always
anthropocentric. Man always tries to see the benefit behind the
intervention/conservation and it’s a continuous process.

“Are we only changing the land form/landscape?” Setluj is not only a river
it’s the whole valley that it created. As we plan to develop we prefer to go
up. Most of the power projects on the river are located in the lower or the
middle course of the stream. But now the projects are coming up in the
mountains. In Spiti the entire course of the river has been changed through
digging tunnels in the mountains. “What is the ecological cost of such
interventions?” Of course we do not have an answer. With development in
the upstream area the downstream ecosystem also gets affected. The
pollutants and waste coming from the upstream make it far more complex.

This presentation was followed by an open forum where FMFE participants
interacted with the speakers.




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                 “Suno EK Nadi Ki Kahani” by Prof Neelkanth Chhaya and Prof R. Parthasarathy




D AY 4 - JAN6,
2011
(THURSDAY)


9:30am-          LECTURE          Introduction “Slum networking” project by Mr Anand Patel, Additional City
11.00am                           Chief Engineer, AMC. Ahmedabad.

                                  Focus of the session: Introduction to Urban poverty, Concepts of Slum
                                  Networking and Overview of initiatives in Ahmedabad.




                                  Mr Anand Patel gave a brief overview of urban poverty in the context of
                                  Ahmedabad. He then explained the process of Slum networking through an
                                  insightful documentary film and PowerPoint presentation.

11:00am-                          Tea Break
11:30am

11:30am-                          Draft FMFE Research Proposal – FMFE participants were suggested to
3.00                              review various resource materials related to their research topics

3.00-                             Discussion on individual research proposals
4:30pm

4:30pm-                           “Urban Water and Sanitation” – Prof Saswat Bandyopadhyay, Faculty of planning
                   LECTURE
6:30pm                            and public policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

                                  Focus of the session: Introduction to sanitation issues and challenges in
                                  India


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                                    •   National urban sanitation policy defines the term sanitation as safe
                                        management of human excreta, including its safe confinement,
                                        treatment, disposal and associated hygiene-related practices.
                                    •   Generic elements of a City wide Sanitation plan include:

                                    •   Solid waste is the most important and visible issue in a city Solid
                                        waste can be categorized into three types – municipal solid waste,
                                        industrial waste and hazardous waste.

                                    •   Different aspects of solid waste management include: Collection,
                                        Transportation, Storage, Final Transportation, Treatment and
                                        Disposal.


          “Urban Water and Sanitation” – Prof Saswat Bandyopadhyay




6:30pm-                     Screening of Film “ Barah Anna” by Raja Menon
8:00pm

                            Barah Aana is a film written and directed by Raja Menon. The title refers to
                            12 “Barah” in Hindustani aanas (or annas), which was a unit of Indian
                            currency before decimalization. The film depicts the lives of working class
                            Indians in a globalized milieu.



8:30pm                      Dinner at “Agassia” in House of MG Heritage Hotel, Ahmedabad. It is heritage
                            building located at the Old city of Ahmedabad.

          Dinner at “House of MG”




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D AY 5 -
JAN7,2011
(FRID AY)


7:00am-     OUTDOOR          Visit to Ahmadabad Pole Areas/Heritage Precincts, facilitated by Mr Girish
9:00am                       Gupta and team of Ahemdabad Heritage Cell.
            VISIT

                             A special feature of Ahmadabad is the planning of its old city comprising of
                             numerous temples, mosques, neighborhoods and pols. Pols are one of the
                             unique features of the old city. Pols are residential clusters which comprise
                             a number of families belonging to a particular group, linked by caste,
                             profession or religion.




            A view of Heritage walk in the “Pol” of Ahmedabad.

10:00am-                     “Issues of Urban Governance” by Prof CK Koshy, Emeritus Professor IAS, (Retd.),
            LECTURE
11:30am                      CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

                             Focus of the session: Introduction to Indian system of Governace , Tiers of
                                             th
                             Governance, 74 CAA and Local Governance.

                             Professor C.K. Koshy, in his presentation, briefly highlighted:

                                 •    India has the second largest urban system in the world, with a
                                      population of 285 million people residing in urban areas
                                      contributing to 60% of the total GDP. There are currently 35
                                      metropolitan cities in India and the number will rise in subsequent
                                      years.
                                 •    The main accompanying feature of urbanization is a shift in poverty
                                      from rural to urban areas. The slums and informal settlements in
                                      urban areas have increased significantly due to the increase in the
                                      absolute number of urban poor.
                                 •    The principles of good urban governance are: Participation, rule of
                                      law, transparency, responsiveness, consensus orientation, equity,
                                      effectiveness and efficiency, accountability and strategic vision.
                                 •    There are five cornerstones of urban governance – funding,
                                      governance, planning, sector policies and shapes.

                             This session generated plenety of discussions related to Urban Governance


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                                  issues in India.




              Prof CK Koshy, presenting “Issues of Urban Governance”

12:00pm   –                       “Vitality of Indian cities, towards a Humane, Sustainable and Equitable City” by Mr
              LECTURE
1:30pm                            Yatin Pandya, FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. Ahmedabad

                                  Focus of the session: Charecter of Indian cities, Traditions and Spaces

                                   Mr Pandya spoke about some of the novel issues and solutions – ‘Vitality of
                                  Indian cities – Humane, sustainable and equitable cities’. The summary of
                                  the session is as follows;
                                       • When any city has to be replanned, its heritage structures have to
                                           be respected. Heritage is not only about the buildings. In India
                                           there has always been live in heritage constituted by the local
                                           people in a city.
                                       • The urban spaces in Indian cities are dynamic. Manik chowk in
                                           Ahmedadabad city is an example of multiple use of the same
                                           space. During the day the street hosts the jewellery shops and at
                                           might the character of the street is completely changed. It
                                           becomes a bustling place for food joints.
                                       • The western concept of suburbanization should not be adapted to
                                           Indian cities, it is creating its own set of problems. Increase in
                                           number of private vehicles and loss of green cover are the two
                                           important drawbacks.




              “Vitality of Indian cities, towards a Humane, Sustainable and Equitable City” by Mr Yatin Pandya


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2:30pm-                A Panel discussion on issues of Poverty, Sanitation and Governance was organized.
          PANEL
4:30pm                 Main panelists were Ms Aparna Das, Sr. Technical Expert, SUH, GIZ -ASEM, Mr
          DISCUSSION   Rajendra Joshi, Director, SAATH and Parivartan, Dr Regina Dube- Sr. Advisor and
                       Head, Sustainable Urban Habitat (SUH), GIZ-ASEM, Mr Yatin Pandya, FOOTPRINTS
                       E.A.R.T.H. and Mr P.K. Ghosh, IAS (retd), Ex- Municipal Commissioner, AMC.

                       Dr Regina Dube, Sr. Advisor and Head, Sustainable Urban Habitat (SUH),
                       GIZ-ASEM, New Delhi gave a detailed presentation on the concepts and
                       background of ‘For Me and For Everybody.’ She further presented
                       emerging issues and challenges in the Municipal Solid waste management
                       sector in India.

                       Mr P.K. Ghosh, IAS (retd), Ex Municipal commissioner Ahmedabad – The
                       term slum free cities is appropriate in presentations and theory, practically
                       it is impossible or difficult for India to have slum free cities. India is a
                       developing nation and needs a certain level of economic stability to reduce
                       the population living in slums. Due to lack of employment in rural areas
                       people migrate to urban cities aspiring better economic gains. Therefore
                       instead of aiming for slum free cities the city administration should focus on
                       better way of providing essential services in these slums.

                       Mr Rajendra Joshi, Director SAATH and Parivartan – During early morning
                       if one visits an urban area, we see open defecation near the railway tracks
                       and some of the fringe areas in the city. The problem of sanitation can be
                       solved by providing toilets. But providing toilets is not an easy task. There
                       are a number variables such as politics, social acceptance, sewerage lines,
                       etc. that have to be understood and considered. The local government and
                       policy makers consider slum dwellers as consumers who live on the
                       subsidies and grants from local body. A distinctive approach is developed in
                       Ahmedabad to solve the issue of slums: The Slum Networking program. This
                       program aims at providing basic services for the poor and the people pay
                       for it. NGOs act as intermediate agencies in such programs to check if the
                       slum dwellers pay for the services and the services are efficiently provided
                       to the residents.

                       Ms Aparna Das, Sr. Technical expert, SUH, GIZ-ASEM – She opened her talk
                       by raising some of the vital questions – What is the distinct feature of
                       urbanization in India? India is one of the few countries that is urbanizing at
                       a fast pace and the scale of this development is incomparable. India needs
                       to have its own paradigm for urbanization. She asked if our cities are
                       growing informally as its economy is largely informal l then is it possible to
                       have formal housing.

                       Mr Yatin Pandya, FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. Ahmedabad – One does not need
                       to look at the problem differently; one needs to understand what the actual
                       problem to solve it is. While tackling, instead of taking a cyclic path, directly
                       tackling the root cause of the problem can solve the issue. A yard stick has
                       to be developed to understand the slums in Indian context. If we compare
                       with the global terminologies and statistics, Pols in the old Ahmedabad city
                       would be labeled as slums. The systems within the informal settlement are
                       distinctive. They have their own set of processes to manage the waste in
                       the settlement by recycling and reusing.




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                 Panel Discussion by (left to right) Ms Aparna Das, Sr. Technical Expert, SUH, GIZ -ASEM, Mr Rajendra
                 Joshi, Director, SAATH and Parivartan, Dr Regina Dube- Sr. Advisor and Head, Sustainable Urban Habitat
                 (SUH), GIZ-ASEM, Mr Yatin Pandya, FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. and Mr P.K. Ghosh, IAS (retd), Ex- Municipal
                 Commissioner, AMC.




5:00pm-                              Dr Regina Dube and Ms Aparna Das of GIZ-ASEM and FMFE participants
6:30pm                               discussed various issues related to their Research, Contact of Host
                                     Institutions and German-Visa.




D AY 6 - JAN8,                       On the last day time was allocated for finalizing the draft FMFE research
2011                                 proposals and Public Campaign design
(SATURDAY)


9:30am-                              Preparation of Research Proposal
11:00am

11:00am-                             Tea Break
11:30am

11:30am-                             Preparation of Research Proposal and Public Campaign
1:30pm

1:30pm-                              Lunch Break
2:30pm

2:30pm-                              Research Proposal review
4:00pm

4:00pm-                              Public Campaign presentation
5:30pm

6:00                                 At the end of the programme, Prof Saswat presented an overall summary of
                                     the Capacity Building workshop activities and a possible key message to
                                     take home. He also urged that FMFE participants should take maximum
                                     advantage of this workshop where they were exposed to several
                                     communications and media tools. At the end he wished all FMFE
                                     participants a safe journey back to Varanasi.

                                     Subsequent to his concluding remarks participants were asked to give their
                                     feedbacks on various sessions/themes conducted during the workshop.




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GLIMPES OF THE FMFE, CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP AT CEPT, AHMEDABAD




“Maximum City” by Prof Utpal          An interactive session on “Climate
Sharma, Dean of Faculty of Planning   Change and Cities” by Ms Soumini Raja,    “Explain    your   city”    workshop
and Public Policy, CEPT University,   Research Fellow, Faculty of Planning      presentation by Swati Tomar.
Ahmedabad                             and Public Policy, CEPT University,
                                      Ahmedabad.




Presentation by Meera Nareshwar,      Presentation by Mr Y. B. Kausik,          Interaction    with    Mr    Kartikeya
Program      Coordinator,   CEE,      Organizing Secretary, VIKSAT, CEE,        Sharabhai, Director, CEE, Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad.                            Ahmedabad.




                                      Visit to Thol, a wetland ecosystem
                                      near Ahmedabad.
“Media,       Society       and                                                 An interactive session with the Mr
transformation” workshop on                                                     Prashant Pandya, Dy. Director,
Media       applications     by                                                 Solid waste management cell,
Madhusudhan      Agarwal,   Co-                                                 AMC, Ahmedabad.
founder,     MAM         Movies,
Ahmedabad.




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                                        Workshop       on      “Perception     and     “Suno EK Nadi Ki Kahani”- History of a
                                        Communication”       by      Prof  Seema       River, its glory, its pain, and community’s
Visit to the waste segregation site     Khanwalkar, Faculty of Arts and Humanities,    struggle towards a pollution free river by
in Ahmedabad.                           CEPT University, Ahmedabad.                    Neelkanth      Chhaya       and   Prof     R.
                                                                                       Parthasarathy,         CEPT       University,
                                                                                       Ahmedabad.




                                        Dinner at “ Agassia” in House of MG            “Urban Water and Sanitation” – Prof
Introduction “Slum networking”          Heritage Hotel, Ahmedabad                      Saswat Bandyopadhyay, Faculty of
project by Anand Patel, Additional                                                     planning and public policy, CEPT
City Chief Engineer, AMC.                                                              University, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad.




                                                                                       “Issues of Urban Governance” by Prof
                                        Visit     to   Ahmadabad       Pole
Screening of Film “ Barah Anna”                                                        CK Koshy, Emeritus Professor IAS,
                                        Areas/Heritage            Precincts,
by Raja Menon                                                                          (Retd.), CEPT University, Ahmedabad
                                        facilitated by Mr Girish Gupta and
                                        team of Ahemdabad Heritage Cell




                                                                                       Dr Regina Dube- Sr. Advisor and Head,
“Vitality of Indian cities, towards a
                                                                                       Sustainable Urban Habitat (SUH), GIZ-
Humane, Sustainable and Equitable       Ms.Jessyca Keil, a GIZ-Intern and key          ASEM
City by Mr Yatin Pandya, FOOTPRINTS     mentor of FMFE pilot
E.A.R.T.H. Ahmedabad




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                                                                    Concluding Lecture by Prof Saswat
                                                                    Bandyopadhyay,      Faculty    of
Final Day preparation for the                                       Planning and Public Policy, CEPT
                                Individual    presentation    of
research proposal at CEPT                                           University, Ahmedabad.
                                Campaigns designed by        the
Campus.
                                participants.




                                                                    “For Me and For Everybody”
                                                                    workshop participants at CEE
                                                                    Campus in Ahmedabad.

                                                                    ( Left to right ) Chetan Tyagi, Swati
                                                                    Tomar, Ruchi Sukla, Meenu
                                                                    Gautam, Dipankar Roy, Tiyali Bose,
                                                                    Jessyca Keil, Krishana Tripathy,
                                                                    Sanjay Kumar Yadav and Gargi
                                                                    Joshi




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ANNEXTURE-1 : THE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Participants          Department                    Email                                  Phone
Tiyali Bose           Geography, BHU                tiyalibose@yahoo.co.in                 09793639974
Swati Tomar           Environment Science, BHU      tomarswati4@gmail.com                  09453283491
Chetan Tyagi          Environment Science, BHU      chetantyagi87.env.bhu@gmail.com        09457631733
Dipankar Roy          Geography, BHU                dip.myway.space@gmail.com              08853753787
Meenu Gautam          Environment Science, BHU      meenu400@gmail.com                     09451359586
Ruchi Shukla          Environment Science, BHU      ruchishukla.bhu@gmail.com              09648387746
Krishna Tripathi      Environment Science, BHU      krishna.tripathi522@gmail.com          09415936688
Sanjay Kumar Yadav    Geography, BHU                yadav.sanjaykumar62@yahoo.com          09434450091
Jessica Keil          Intern, GIZ ASEM, New         jessyca.keil@gtz.de
                      Delhi

ANNEXTURE-2: THE SAMPLE FEEDBACK FORM




                                               Feedback
               Name: _________________________________________________________

               Organization: ___________________________________________________

                      Accommodation: -           Average Good               Excellent
                      Logistics: -               Average Good               Excellent
                      Food: -                    Average Good               Excellent

      Session/Workshop/Lecture                                                   Average   Good    Excellent

1     “Maximum City”- Overview of Cities, Structure, Forms, density and
      Land use Planning processes by Prof. Utpal Sharma from CEPT
      University, Ahmedabad.

2     An interactive session on “Climate Change and Cities” by Ms.Soumini
      Raja from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

3     Introductory Theme Lecture on Urbanisation, Environment and Climate
      Change issues in Indian Context by Prof. Saswat Bandyopadhyay from
      CEPT University, Ahmedabad

4     “Explain Your City”- Group Exercise to describe your city form,
      elements.

5     Visit to CEE Campus and Talk by Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai and Meena
      Nareshwar, Visit to Water Harvesting Structures Or Visit to a
      Sustainable Urban land Management case.

6     “Media, Society and transformation” workshop on Media applications

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      by Madhusudhan Agarwal from MAM Movies, Ahmedabad

7     A visit to Ahmedabad Waste Management Site and Community Waste
      Management Campaigns. Interactive session with Mr. Prashant
      Pandya, Dy. Director, solid waste management cell, AMC, Ahmedabad.

8     Workshop on “Perception and Communication” by Prof. Seema
      Khanwalkar, from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

9     “Suno EK Nadi Ki Kahani”- History of a River, its glory, its pain, and
      community’s struggle towards a pollution free river by Neelkanth
      Chhaya and Prof. R. Parthasarathy from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

10    Introduction to “Slum networking” project by Anand Patel, from AMC,
      Ahmedabad.

11    “Urban Water and Sanitation” – Prof. Saswat Bandyopadhyay from
      CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

12    Screening of Film “ Bhara Anna” by Raja Menon

13    Visit to Ahmadabad Pole Areas/Heritage Precincts, facilitated by Mr.
      Girish Gupta and team of Ahmedabad Heritage Cell

14    “Issues of Urban Governance” by Prof. CK Koshy from CEPT University,
      Ahmedabad.

15    “Challenges to rebuild the declining traditional urban spaces in India”
      by Yatin Pandya, Architect from Ahmedabad.

16    Panel discussion related to Poverty, sanitation, governance.


Special Remark: if any
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ANNEXTURE-3: EVENT SCHEDULE




Schedule poster




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ANNEXTURE–4: FMFE HANDS-ON
.

                              Poster by Ruchi Shukla,
                              “Save Water, Save Life.”




                              Poster by Swati Tomar,
                              “Reuse the Past, Recycle
                              the Present, Save the
                              future.”




                              Poster by Meenu Gautam,
                              “Our Choice.”




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                                                                           Explain Your City poster by
                                                                           “Ruchi Shukla”




                                                                           Explain Your City poster by
                                                                           “Tiyali Bose”




These are a few examples of the poster made by the participants during various events.




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