This brief article explores challenges faced by our urban governance team while enumerating Bulk Waste Generators in Chennai. The article delves into Bulk Waste Generators, and discrepancies in their waste management practices.
Armaan Ranjani Mustafa, Researcher - Urban Governance
In this piece, Armaan RM elaborates how the Zero Waste Team overcame missing roads, wrong door numbers, stares and other challenges while collecting data on commercial entities in Zone 8.
The process of mapping is complex, and wrought with errors. This brief piece looks at the various methodologies employed by CAg's Transparent Cities Network team in Ranchi to map slums and minimise error.
The recent IPCC report indicates that coastal cities like Chennai are prone to submergence, flooding, and other natural disasters. The city urgently needs to build accountability for poor management of wetland resources. The dangers of failing to do so were highlighted in a seminar on wetland abuse, which brought together senior researchers, fisherfolk, government officials, and experts.
Chennai’s Second Master Plan envisions “a prime metropolis which will become more livable, economically vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and with better assets for future generations”. However, an examination of this vision from the perspective of the urban poor reveals that the plan does not address social and economic inequalities.
The rising global demand for land and natural resources has made its protection an urgent priority, particularly against government-sponsored land use changes and acquisition. CAG organised a public discussion about Chennai’s land transformations and the implications for its resilience.