Talks on ‘Chennai’s land transfomation, implications for its resilience’

Alwarpet-based Consumer and Civic Action Group – CAG – is hosting a talk on ‘Chennai’s Land Transformations and Implications for its Resilience’ on August 18 evening at a hall in Egmore.

The venue: Madras School of Social Work at 32, Casa Major Road.

The speakers are Rajagopal P. V, founder, Ekta Parishad, Bhuvaneshwari Raman, professor, O P Jindal Global University and Priti Narayan, researcher and activist.

Here is a note about the talk: From the proposed eightfold expansion of the Chennai Metropolitan Area to Smart City projects to evictions of slums for infrastructure projects to the destruction of the Ennore Creek, Chennai’s land use is rapidly and irreversibly changing with implications for its current and future resilience. The speakers will discuss how recent initiatives will increase the fragility of the city in terms of food security, poverty alleviation, livelihoods, and climate resilience.

This open conversation seeks to engage social and environmental activists and researchers who work on initiatives to clean our lakes and beaches, that promote urban greenery and organic farming, contest evictions of low-incomehousing, and prevent loss of coastal and common lands.

All are welcome.
RSVP: Armaan RM – 9840455734/armaan.ranjanimustafa@cag.org.in

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