ECOLOGIC: Adequate housing can become a reality

22 Oct 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about housing and sustainable development.


The last week has been exciting for all in the field of housing and sustainable development, and especially for me, as the chief architect of our firm (my mother and mentor) is representing India on the world stage. Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that was held at Quito, Ecuador from October 17-20, 2016. The discussions were about important policy and strategy changes to manage ‘Sustainable Urbanisation’. It was to seek solutions for sustainable development of cities and ways to manage climate change for the next 20 years. The UN Conference on Housing (Habitat) occurs on a bi-decennial cycle, with the last two hosted in Istanbul (1996) and Vancouver (1976).

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