Transforming peri-urban futures: Virtual multi-stakeholder conference

Aiming to foster discussions on pathways for sustainable transformations of periurban areas

Tractor on urban field

A two-day online multi-stakeholder conference is being organized by the project consortium of the ‘H2O-T2S’ project – South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), Hyderabad; University of Cologne; and Delft University of Technology – under the ISC Transformations to Sustainability Programme in collaboration with School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, India.


The conference will pull together voices and perspectives from multiple sectors and stakeholders –government, academia, international development sector, and the grassroot civil society, – in order to understand both common and contested solutions and directions towards sustainable periurban futures. Understanding of periurban transformations will emanate from the four core themes:

  • Water
  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Disaster management

The aim of this conference is to provoke discussions on pathways for sustainable transformations of peri-urban areas. Thus, it aims at exchanging on the complex nature and vulnerabilities of these areas. These analyses will form the basis for discussing the need for specific policies for periurban spaces, which have a very specific character.

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