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印度哈迈达巴德大学Dr. Darshini Mahadevia学术报告

作者:ceep    来源:ceep    日期:2019-06-24

报告人】:Dr. Darshini Mahadevia (Visiting Professor, School of Arts and SciencesAhmedabad University 

 

【报告时间】:6月24日(星期一)下午13:30-15:00

 

【报告地点】:主楼6楼(能源与环境政策研究中心)

 

【报告人简介】:

Darshini Mahadevia, is Visiting Professor at the School of Arts and Sciences, Social Science Division, and has over 25 years of experience in teaching and researching in urban studies, human and gender development, poverty and inequality and climate change. Darshini Mahadevia has done PhD from Centre for Studies in Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is member of the Editorial Board member of several journals and has been a visiting fellow at University of California, Los Angeles, McGill University, Montreal and Tsinghua University, Beijing. She has been the Dean, Faculty of Planning, at CEPT University from December 2012 to April 2016. She also headed the Centre for Urban Equity (CUE), a Centre she had set up at the CEPT University till recently.  She has more than 100 publications as books, chapter in books and journal articles. She has managed more than 40 research projects.

 

【报告摘要】:

 

Housing ideally supplies many physical comforts, social and economic benefits, as well as forms the basis for the right to the city. It also addresses an additional challenge of adaptation to the current as well as expected impacts of climate change — one of them being heat waves — especially in the context of developing countries such as India. Few studies in the Indian context have explicitly examined the experience of heat on the indoor temperatures linked to the housing quality and typologies and the quality of the surroundings. Official state and urban policies do not explicitly include heat-proofing for existing or new housing to address indoor heat exposure, especially in the case of vulnerable populations. We argue that the long-term urban housing strategy to address the impact of indoor temperature particularly for low-income households and residents of informal housing require conscious and deliberate efforts towards heat proofing existing informal housing are required. One of the option, which is being pursued currently is transiting informal housing dwellers to formal housing. But, another one for immediate consideration is renewal of current informal housing due to limited coverage possibility of the first option. Solution to housing and heat is important also for India because currently around 40% of the population is urban and high rate of urbanisation is expected in the coming decades when temperatures are also set to rise in India.