A one day symposium titled “UrbCon-2019: Reimagining Sheher” was organized by MTech Urban Development and Management Programme (UDM) under the Department of Energy and Environment at TERI SAS on 16th November 2019. This year’s theme was Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities and Communities. The symposium was generously supported by All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG) and IndRAn&d. The keynote address was delivered by Dr O.P. Mathur, Senior Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. The eminent speakers in the symposium were Ms. Amanjot Kaur, Project Manager, AIILSG, Dr. Chandrani Bandyopadhyay Neogi from National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Dr. Kulwant Singh, CEO, 3R Foundation, Ms. Vaishaly from Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) and Mr. Vikas Chandra, Financing and PPP expert in Smart City Management Unit from Deloitte. The symposium included seminars, exhibition of student work and competitions.
The TERI SAS Alumni Meet 2019 (Reminiscence-2019) was held on 16th November, with a carbon-neutral theme sponsored by A Series and Power Grid. The meet aimed to build synergies between Alumni, University, and students.
“Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.” – Lemony Snicket The quintessential rational behind sustainable development lies in the holistic development of an individual at all the levels. Our society readily focusses on uplifting economic standards of its people but unfortunately sometimes fails to address one important concern – Health and Well Being. In order to abet the need to drive our attention to mental health and well-bring, on 13th Nov’19 TERI School of Advanced Studies (SAS) organized a Mental Health Series workshop named HIMMAT along with renowned development and policy professional, Niharika Sharma. Niharika Sharma is a development and policy professional working with young adults on issues of mental health, gender and sexuality and with vulnerable population groups, seeking sustainable solutions to problems regarding psychological support, sanitation and education among others. This workshop was dedicated to providing sustainable solutions with psychological support and learning new tools for anxiety management and self-care.