Short Course On "Urban India & Environmental Sustainability"

New Delhi, India (PressExposure) December 26, 2011 -- Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) announces a short course on "Urban India & Environmental Sustainability" which will help students and working professionals identify and address key issues of environmental sustainability that Indian cities are facing currently. It will also serve as a platform for participants to discuss their own approaches to sustainability, and grapple with challenges they face in their own practice.

The five days interdisciplinary short course aims to introduce and educate working professionals and students to the key challenges faced by key sectors like transportation, energy, water and sanitation and construction, with emphasis on how issues of environmental sustainability interface with those of inclusion and poverty. Further, the classroom sessions will be supplemented by opportunities for experiential learning such as city walks and field based assignments, helping participants to ground concepts and theories in Indian reality.

This seminar is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and working professionals with less than five years of experience from all disciplines, while individuals with backgrounds in architecture, planning, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, environmental sciences and social work are encouraged to attend. Participants will be selected through a two-stage screening procedure comprising the admission form and an interview, if required. The course fee for working professionals is INR 10,000 and for students currently pursuing their graduate or post-graduate studies it is INR 6,000.

Date: 6th January - 10th January, 2012
Scheduled Time: 9 am - 5:30pm
Location: Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), 803/808 Surya Kiran
19 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001M

How to Apply: Applicants are required to fill in and e-mail their applications to Forms can be downloaded from the IIHS website. Participants will be selected through a two-stage screening procedure comprising this form and an interview, if applicable.

Last date for application: 27th December, 2011
Last date for payment: 4th January, 2012
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To attend, please contact: +91 11 4360 2798 /

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The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. IIHS is India's first prospective independently funded and managed National University for Innovation that focuses on its ongoing urban and development transformation. It is a first-of-its-kind, practice and innovation-oriented knowledge institution that seeks to bridge the conventional excellence, scale and inclusion divides. More information about IIHS is available at

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