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A group of highly motivated social sciences students from the University of Magdeburg/Germany are looking for internships this summer in India. Please, have a look at the profiles and periods and contact them, if you are interested! You will find them as members of this platform.Thank you! Regine schoenenbergSee More
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Sustainable Habitats in India III - Final Report

Sustainable Habitats III - 05.-23.09.2011 in Pune, Mysore Bangalore and Kochi


After two GIZ-DAAD Summer Schools in 2009 and 2010, Sustainable Habitats III was the 3rd Summer School in India and the 8th within this methodological framework after Vietnam (2), Egypt, Brazil and Peru (Andean Countries).


This Summer School again focused on common learning and strengthening the dialogue between researchers, development practitioners and policy makers concerning sustainable urban development. The GIZ-DAAD-BVIEER Summer School 2011 aimed at introducing

about 30 participants from all over India, Germany, Iran and Egypt to the concept of sustainable habitats, its approaches and implementation in India.

 As final product, the summer school participants produced the attached report which summarizes the research process and the findings of the 3‐weeks program.

We started our research by investigating the potential of JNNURM--‐projects to improve the quality of life in Indian cities. The reader of the report will find out though that in terms of sustainable development, JNNURM--‐projects are not in the focus of the institutions and concerned stakeholders.

 Instead, by looking at three different examples: sanitation problems in the pilgrimage town ‘Alandi’, integrated solid waste management in Kochi and various aspects of urban sustainability in Mysore, we found conflicting policies, at most best practices and scattered pilot projects.


This led us to an investigation at different levels regarding policy‐, governance- and implementation-strategies to find opportunities for holistic approaches towards urban Final_Report_2011.pdf sustainability in India. This was only possible by fruitful co-operations with local partner-organizations, which are being introduced more detailed in our report.


We hope to contribute with our work to meaningful discussions on Indian cities on their way towards sustainable development.

The 2011- Summer School Participants


Linking to Auroville Village Action Group - AVAG to Auroville Village Action GroupFounded in 1983, Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG) is an NGO committed to…Continue

Started by Sabine Sarah Stern Jul 22, 2012.

two month summer internship in 'Energy Aspects of Building' 4 Replies

 can any one suggest me the name of some good organization or institution,for summer internship in field of 'Energy Aspects of Building'.Continue

Started by Prashant Anand. Last reply by Prashant Anand Dec 12, 2011.

CIA Black OPS Libya/Egypt/Yemen-Western Imperial Oil/Banking/Bombing Empire From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli

Are events unfolding in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt more about petro-terrorism or about freedom and democracy? How much oil is there in North Africa? Who is in control of that oil? What is the…Continue


Started by William Wallace 3/63rd Armor Mar 6, 2011.

Earth constructions 3 Replies

The construction industry contributes to 30% of the Co2   emissions produced in India. It is energy intensive in every phase from production to maintenance of a suitable indoor environment for…Continue

Started by Vijayalaxmi Kinhal. Last reply by Vijayalaxmi Kinhal Feb 22, 2011.

mapping demolished buildings in kolkata, since 1990... 1 Reply

i was compiling and coding a web-based map-archive on the buildings demolished in kolkata since 1990 (liberalisation)... the archive is clearly not complete... especially the residential and…Continue

Tags: factories, commercial, residential, slum, eviction

Started by sumandro. Last reply by Avi Dey Oct 23, 2010.

Eco-Human Centred Planning 1 Reply

The global market forces have been exerting a great pressure on the urban centres across the world with uneven impacts. Urban space is being influenced by the both global and local forces of economic…Continue

Started by Kapil Kumar Gavsker. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH May 15, 2010.

Slums ! A result or a process of Urbanization 9 Replies

Urban Slums and Urban Poverty is one of the major topic discussed in urbanization.What are your views, Slums are a result of Urbanization or its a process in urbanization which is normal and should…Continue

Started by Naim Keruwala. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH May 15, 2010.

Rethinking the urban planning 1 Reply

Bacause of failure of the state in providing basic services, facilities, amenities and better planned growth of the urban centres, planning community must rethink about the strategies and models…Continue

Started by Kapil Kumar Gavsker. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH May 15, 2010.

Integrated Sustainable Environment Development Programme

Environment and Sustainable development through sustainable management and development of natural resources.Continue

Tags: Development, Environment, Sustainable, Integrated

Started by Sanjaya Kumar Parichha Mar 30, 2010.

Agenda for survival (June1 to 30, 2011)

This interdisciplinary month-long summer certificate course onenvironment/development issues allows participants to understand andcritically evaluate issues that lie at the interface of environment…Continue

Tags: course, summer, students, development, environment

Started by sharmila Mar 24, 2010.

Launch of "Young Global Development Network"

Hey all,so after having so many email conversations with friends and colleagues about working in the development sector, three days ago I came up with the following idea: Why not create some kind of…Continue

Started by Philipp Panizza Feb 2, 2010.

Documentaries on social communication for sustainable innovations and development in India 1 Reply

Documentaries on social communication plays a significant role to propagate the message of sustainable innovations which leads to sustainable development.Potka Developmental Block consisting of 20…Continue

Tags: ramgarh, documentary, sustainable innovations, jharkhand, puruliya

Started by SUSANTA BISWAS. Last reply by shailesh Rameshrao Naranaware Jan 31, 2010.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the…Continue

Tags: culture, industrialization, philosophy, society, globalization

Started by sushil yadav Dec 3, 2009.

Tehri dam/ Sunderlal Bahugana-ji/Efforts to Save the Ganges river

In 1997 I studied the movement against the Tehri dam because of water flow diversions from Bihagarithi & Devprayag that would affect further downstream flow in communities further form the source…Continue

Started by Kristin Martin Oct 30, 2009.

What current sustainable initiatives are you involved in?

I would like to know more about movements that are taking place in India currently? What issues are you personally working on now? I look forward to discussion.

Started by Kristin Martin Oct 30, 2009.

Climate Change

This is forum for discussion about the climate change.Here everybody can contribute and discuss about the fact,belief,trend and issues.also it will be very helpful if you could give some link and…Continue

Tags: change, Climate

Started by vijaypal bishnoi May 8, 2009.

Job for social scientists at IRRAD

IRRAD seeks Two Scientific Associates to join its Rural Research Center. Click on the link for details…Continue

Tags: quantitative, research., research, Qualitative, scienctist

Started by Valentine J Gandhi Apr 19, 2009.

Link to

This is a network site where young people discuss about consumer issues with a focus on sustainable consumption. The project is supported by the European Commission and the Federation of German…Continue

Started by Philipp Panizza Apr 17, 2009.

Announcement of the program in HRDP website ( of the ASEM 4 Replies

Dear Friends,The GTZ Summer course has been announced in HRDP web platform of ASEM ( You can give your suggestion on information and any…Continue

Started by Rahul Dixit. Last reply by vijaypal bishnoi Mar 25, 2009.


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