Creating Climate-Resilient Future-Proof Cities in India The Climapreneur Show EP80


In this episode of The Climapreneur Show, I’m joined by Hitesh Vaidya Director at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).

Climate change is a serious threat to India, and its cities are particularly vulnerable. Extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, and heat waves, are becoming more frequent and severe, and they are putting a strain on India’s urban infrastructure and its citizens.

In order to protect its cities and its people, India needs to build climate-resilient cities. This means investing in infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather events, such as flood-proof buildings and water management systems. It also means making cities more sustainable, by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and increasing their access to green spaces.

This video explains the need to build climate-resilient cities in India. It discusses the challenges that India faces due to climate change. Discover key strategies, best practices, and innovative solutions for sustainable urban development that can effectively combat the impacts of climate change. Explore case studies, expert insights, and practical tips on integrating renewable energy, green infrastructure, urban mobility, and community engagement. Join us as we uncover the blueprint for creating cities that are resilient, sustainable, and capable of thriving in the face of climate challenges.

0:00 Coming Up
1:48 What does the National Institute of Urban Affairs do?
04:20 NIUA’s role in Building climate resilient cities.
06:18 Major activities through which cities are engaging with climate
09:45 How cities can learn from each other?
09:54 About CDot (
10:50 How Surat is making itself climate resilient and brought Sparrows back.
11:31 How Hubli is taking steps towards being climate resilient
12:27 Story of Indore, 7 times cleanest city
13:14 How Guwahati is using local tech to become climate resilient against natural disasters
14:00 Tools Uttrakhand and Assam need to become climate resilient
16:35 Mumbai needs better urban planning
17:40 Making Delhi Pollution free- Master plan of Delhi 2041
25:00 Can political parties collaborate to build Climate resilient cities
29:50 Building a legacy with Urban 20
32:03 Can a private-public partnership accelerate the process of building climate-resilient cities?
35:52 How project DHARA is going to help India?
43:26 How to manage urban poverty while building climate resilient cities?


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