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Weblab on mainstreaming Resilience in Metropolitan Planning for Bhubaneswar

The report summarises the metropolitan lab organised with the city of Bhubaneswar conducted over two days, the workshop combined global perspectives on ‘Resilient Metropolitan Planning’ by Mr. Pedro Ortiz, an internationally renowned urban planner, with local perspectives from authorities in Bhubaneswar by groups representing, environment, housing, transportation, social and productive activities. The workshop delivered an implementable project list for the Bhubaneswar metropolitan region to achieve its vision in a resilient and sustainable manner.

Theme: Metropolitan
Type: Report
Publisher: IEUP
Published Year: Mar 2021
Baseline Report On Solid Waste Management – Vijayawada
The baseline study for the solid waste management system project has been commissioned as part of the Vijayawada-Hamburg strategic collaboration under the European Union International Urban Cooperation (IUC)-India program. The study represents the key deliverable of the Urban Cooperation Local Action Plan for the city of Vijayawada. The report has been based on secondary research, stakeholder consultations, case studies and review of recommendations.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Mar 2021
Online Workshop On Heritage Conservation In Gwalior
More than 25 participants actively participated in a two-day workshop on heritage conservation on 15 & 16 of February 2021. The workshop was jointly organized by Leuven and Gwalior with the support of IUC India. The objective was to introduce the importance of heritage conservation and examine related initiatives. The first day focused on prevailing challenges in Gwalior and the types of policies and projects in place to address those challenges. In addition, there were discussions on best practices in Europe. The representatives from KU Leuven University presented a variety of successful case examples as well as the principles of conservation. On the second day of the workshop, a detailed discussion took place regarding the challenges, solutions and activities in Gwalior making use of the experience of Leuven and other European cities. The possibility of a pilot project in a specific location in Gwalior will be explored by the two cities.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Report
Publisher: IUC India, Gwalior Smart City Development Corporat
Published Year: Mar 2021
Workshop On Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Measures
Over 220 city and associated representatives from 18 States attended a series of 10 webinar trainings that were jointly delivered from October 2020 to February 2021 by the European Union International Urban Cooperation (IUC) project, ICLEI South Asia and World Resources Institute India within the framework of the Global Covenant of Mayors. The objective was to build the capacity of urban local bodies to develop their own greenhouse gas emissions inventory and climate action plans, demonstrate leadership and increase awareness. A concluding workshop with the active participation of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center was delivered on 25th February 2021 focusing on pragmatic mitigation, adaptation and energy access measures that can be adopted by cities in India.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Presentation
Publisher: IUC India, WRI India, ICLEI South Asia, JRC
Published Year: Mar 2021
Baseline Study For Sludge To Energy Plant In Udaipur
The baseline study on “Sludge to Energy” project has been commissioned as part of the Udaipur-Aarhus cooperation under the European Union’s International Urban Cooperation (IUC)-India program. The study represents the key deliverable of the Urban Cooperation Local Action Plan for the city of Udaipur. The report has been based on secondary research, stakeholder consultations, case studies and review of recommendations.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
Baseline Study For Solid Waste Management In Gangtok
The baseline study for the solid waste management has been commissioned as part of the Gangtok city’s participation in European Union’ International Urban Cooperation (IUC)-India program. The study represents the key deliverable of the Urban Cooperation Local Action Plan for the city of Gangtok. The report has been based on secondary research, stakeholder consultations, case studies and review of recommendations.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
Contract Development And Management For Urban And Climate Public Private Partnership Projects
The webinar on contract development and management of PPP projects was conceptualised and delivered under the IUC/India program. The main objective of the webinar was to build capacity of urban local bodies towards PPP procurement and management, understand the complexities, improve contract development and management and develop better projects. The webinar covered the benefits of PPP projects, lifecycle, key features, risk management, bidding, case studies, etc.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Presentation
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
Baseline Study For Solid Waste Management In Kochi
The baseline study for the solid waste management system project has been commissioned as part of the Kochi-Vilnius strategic collaboration under the European Union International Urban Cooperation (IUC)-India program. The study represents the key deliverable of the Urban Cooperation Local Action Plan for the city of Kochi. The report has been based on secondary research, stakeholder consultations, case studies and review of recommendations.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
Sludge To Energy In Udaipur
Aarhus and Udaipur have been working together under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Strategic Sector Cooperation since 2018 on the broader themes of urban water management. Aarhus and Udaipur entered into a MoU in December 2016. Udaipur and Aarhus joined European Union’s International urban cooperation program on June 4th, 2019 and December 18th, 2019 respectively. Since then, IUC is working with both the cities to further strengthen this already formed partnership and work on sludge to energy technologies.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
City-To-City And Region-To-Region Cooperation Fostering Sustainable Development On A Global Scale
This publication looks back on all that has been accomplished during the IUC programme, with a focus on presenting best practices from across IUC regions that showcase how city-to-city and region-to-region cooperation can be used to foster and support sustainable urban development and the localisation of global goals.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Report
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: Dec 2020
Panaji Builds On Global Partnerships To Support Climate Action
Throughout its long history of taking climate action, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has continually cooperated with global community of experts and likeminded local governments for support, knowledge, and to learn about new solutions that can be successfully adapted to their local context.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC Coordination Unit
Published Year: Dec 2020
Gwalior Case Study
This case study focuses upon the challenges and opportunities in front of Gwalior with regards to the conservation of privately-owned heritage buildings in the city. There are a number of policies concerning public and government buildings, but privately-owned heritage buildings have been neglected for a considerable time. This case study attempts to address some of the challenges by way of exchange of best practices between Gwalior and the Belgian City of Leuven in the area of heritage conservation.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
Nagpur Case Study
This case study summarises the journey of Nagpur and Karlsruhe as part of their participation in the IUC program. The case study examines the baseline scenario with regards to urban mobility in cities as well as Public Bike Sharing (PBS) as a potential solution. The feasibility, implementation and direct/indirect benefits of PBS are being elaborated.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Dec 2020
Mainstreaming Resilience in Urban Planning Practices in India

This Technical Study will examine the URDPFI Guidelines and Model Building By-Laws from a strategic perspective through the ‘resilience lens’ and the SDG 11 and SDG 9 to recommend inclusion/modification to enhance resilience in city planning at operational levels. The Study will examine the concept of ‘city resilience’ – largely focusing on the physical infrastructure because provision of this is a public responsibility and the cornerstone of planning – through study of examples from the rest of the world, especially European cities. The study will consider current planning norms in juxtaposition with globally accepted resilience approaches and suggest improvements/alterations to existing norms. It shall also include best practices in the context of India – EU cooperation on urban development. A few sample Indian cities may be chosen, and practical suggestions prescribed for those cities.

Theme: Metropolitan
Type: Study
Publisher: IEUP
Published Year: Sep 2020
Weblab on mainstreaming Resilience in Metropolitan Planning for Kochi
The report summarises the metropolitan lab organised with the city of Kochi Conducted over two days, the workshop will combine global perspectives on ‘Resilient Metropolitan Planning’ by Mr. Pedro Ortiz, an internationally renowned urban planner, with local perspectives from Kochi region by groups representing, environment, housing, transportation, social and productive activities. The workshop will deliver an implementable project list for the Kochi metropolitan region to achieve its vision in a resilient and sustainable manner.
Theme: Metropolitan
Type: Report
Publisher: IEUP
Published Year: Sep 2020
India EU Urban Partnership (IEUP)
On the occasion of the 15th bilateral summit between India and the EU, a brochure outlining the partnership between India and the EU in the Urban sector was launched. The brochure provides an overview of the various projects launched by EU and its Member States in different urban sectors in India’
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Brochure
Publisher: IEUP Project Team
Published Year: Jul 2020
Financing sustainable and climate resilient urban infrastructure in India
The objective of this Manual is to assist urban local bodies in India (and across the world) to:

(1) Navigate the complex urban financing and funding landscape;
(2) Identify suitable urban financial and funding instruments;
(3) Access and raise enough financing for sustainable urban development and climate change projects; and
(4) Develop the capacity to implement/execute projects that are sustainably funded.

The Financing Manual reviews key challenges regarding urbanisation and climate change in India, discusses financing and funding options for sustainable and climate resilient urban development, and examines the key role of capacity building. A special section analyses preparation for emergencies, with a focus on COVID-19 and India.
Theme: Finance
Type: Manual
Publisher: IUC
Published Year: Feb 2020
Baseline Study for Sustainable Tourism in Leh

The baseline study for Sustainable Tourism in Leh has been commissioned as part of the strategic collaboration amongst the cities of Leh - Farkadona/Trikala/Meteora under the European Union International Urban Cooperation (IUC)-India program. The study represents the key deliverable of the Urban Cooperation Local Action Plan for the city of Leh. The report has been based on secondary research, stakeholder consultations, case studies and review of recommendations.

Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC - India
Published Year: Jan 2020
Urban Thinkers Campus: The Resilient City We Need
With an intent to strengthen resilience building in urban India, the National Institute of Urban Affairs in partnership with a number of organizations and projects, such as IUC-India, organized the Urban Thinkers Campus – ‘The Resilient City We Need’ in New Delhi on the 25th and 26th September 2019. The Campus was part of the series of events being organized across the globe as part of the World Urban Campaign by UN Habitat in the run-up to the World Urban Forum in 2020 in Abu Dhabi. The 2-day campus was conducted as a mix of urban labs and policy discussions on various thematic areas related to building urban resilience, including:  Mainstreaming urban resilience strategies.  Strengthening capacities  Data-driven governance  Fostering engagements and partnerships.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Brochure
Publisher: NIUA (in cooperation with IUC India)
Published Year: Jan 2019
JRC Presentations
The three presentations were made by JRC experts as part of the one-week technical visit on climate change and sustainable urbanization by the Indian delegation from the State of Gujarat, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and a number of cities. The presentations are relevant to cities across the world and focus on:  Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plan (SECAP) Principles and Guidelines  Climate Change Mitigation  Energy access
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Presentation
Publisher: EU Joint Research Centre
Published Year: Jan 2019
Kochi Exchange Visit Report
The report summarizes the key activities during the five-day visit to Vilnius, Lithuania by a delegation from the Indian city of Kochi. The report provides a useful overview of the processes, best practices, and lessons learned in relation to solid waste management, urban mobility, water supply and wastewater, and urban development. Roles and responsibilities, technologies, partnership options and future plans were also elaborated. The visit provided the opportunity to select the topic of cooperation between the two cities (i.e., solid waste management
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Report
Publisher: Centre for Heritage Environment and Development
Published Year: Jan 2018
Teri Policy Brief: Making Liveable Cities
A series of three Policy Dialogues on ‘Making Liveable Cities: Challenges and Way Forward for India’ was organized by TERI in Panaji, Vijayawada and Gangtok with support from the Royal Embassy of Denmark and the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme of the European Union, for identifying ways and means to shape a ‘people-centric’ sustainable urbanization process in India. This was in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), in the 4000+ Mission cities and beyond. Through a review of the urban policy and institutional frameworks in different states and focused group discussions and activities, the Policy Dialogues invited inputs from various stakeholders working in the ‘urban’ domain, including Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Smart City Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). With more than 150 policymakers, planners, practitioners, and academicians participating and contributing, the Dialogues identified key challenges and enablers for enhancing liveability of Indian cities. A National Workshop in October, 2018, in New Delhi was the concluding and culmination event of the Regional Policy Dialogues series. The Policy Brief and the Proceedings are the outcomes of the Policy Dialogues. They provide information about key recommendations on urban planning frameworks, strengthening local urban governance, financing and implementation mechanisms, urban innovation, and strengthening partnerships; with a view to contribute to the National Urbanization Policy.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Report
Publisher:
Published Year: Jan 2018
Rotterdam And Surat Take An Integrated Approach To Resilient Water Management
Rotterdam and Surat were officially paired as part of the IUC programme in 2017, but have been collaborating since 2015 within the 100 Resilient Cities network. Both cities have a resilience strategy in which resilient water management and climate resilience are a priority. The cities are focusing their IUC partnership on tackling issues related to water management, such as improving the quality of drinking water, mitigating water pollution from industrial and agricultural run-off, protecting against flooding, and effectively treating sewage.
Theme: Urbanisation
Type: Study
Publisher: IUC programme
Published Year: Jan 2018