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Armaan Ranjani Mustafa, Researcher - Urban Governance

How do you stop Wetland abuse?

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.

Understanding Chennai’s Second Master Plan through the eyes of the urban poor

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.

Chennai’s land transformations and implications for its resilience

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. 

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