It is high time that we design our streets to make them more pedestrian friendly considering the precious lives that are lost on the streets every day. The talk discusses the importance of our cities being pedestrian friendly and also the challenges behind it. With examples from some Indian cities, the event will be specifically covering the role of policy makers in this process and will also look into the policy and administrative bottlenecks in doing so.
Theme/Title: Creating Streets4People
Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Time: 05:00 PM IST to 06:00 PM IST
Speaker: Aswathy Dilip, South Asia Director, ITDP
About the speaker: Aswathy Dilip is the ITDP South Asia Director. With support from her smart and enthusiastic team, she works with the National, State and City governments; providing them technical assistance on sustainable and equitable urban mobility. Her most exciting work includes transforming congested roads into vibrant streets with space for all users, helping cities implement bold parking reforms, and building support for high-quality, sustainable mass transit. With a keen interest in citizen engagement, Aswathy has organised Car-Free Sundays, intersection design testing, as well as street and public space exhibitions. Currently, she leads the team working on preparation of Complete Streets toolkit for the National Smart City Mission. She is also actively involved in training and capacity development of city officials, engineers and town planners in Complete Streets and parking management
In conversation with
Moderator: Goutham KA, Project Associate, CPPR