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Extending an invitation to all concerned citizens of Bangalore, to join a common platform to

RECLAIM BANGALORE

 

Join us at Bengaluru’s first Sustainable Transportation Unconference

MobiliCity

Date: Nov 21, 2009

Time: 9:30am – 5pm

Venue: CiSTUP, IISc, Bangalore

Website: mobilicity.praja.in

email: mobilicity@praja.in

UNCONFERENCE

We invite citizens to present or speak on goal-oriented, forward-looking proposals or analysis on the subject of sustainable mobility for Bangalore. Such sessions must cover focused areas of mobility, and have clear local context and applications.

Slots are available, and you can even register on the day of the event! For more information, please visit mobilicity.praja.in

Or call Shekhar (+91 9611115671) or Neha (+91 9739099230)

PANEL DISCUSSION

A sound framework for sustainable mobility involves several aspects like: land use planning, integrated and inclusive public transport systems that incorporate non-motorized forms of transport, design and usage patterns of resources and amenities, energy efficiency and good economics – the balance between welfare and profit.

A panel of senior local administrators, young politicians, experts as well as eminent citizens will bring their diversity in opinions and real world experiences to this session to discuss the various aspects of the draft Transport Policy for Karnataka. Intelligent and lively audience participation is expected to complete the picture.

Time: 10:30 AM

Panelists:

  1. Mr. Shankar Linge Gowda, Principal Secretary, Transport Department, GoK

  2. Mr. Gaurav Gupta, MD KSRTC

  3. Mr. Praveen Sood, ACP Traffic, Bangalore

  4. Mr. Krishna Byregowda, MLA, Congress

  5. Prof. Ashwin Mahesh, Transportation Expert and Professor IIM Bangalore

  6. Prof T.G Sitharam, Chairman, CiSTUP

  7. Mr. S. Viswanath, Sustainability Expert


 

Moderator: Mr. V. Ravichandar

SESSIONS

Take this opportunity to engage with policy makers, citizen leaders and experts through a highly interactive series of sessions on Sustainable Transport. Listen to what they have to say on topics ranging from road design to urban planning simulation, share your ideas and provide direct feedback. The emphasis is on participation, collaboration and synergy.

ROAD DESIGN STANDARDS: GETTING THERE(S1)

Roads need to be designed and engineered to accommodate the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, hawkers, private vehicle users, utilities such as water and electricity, as well as environmental aspects such as tree cover in an optimal and efficient way.

Participate in this session to understand how this is currently attempted, what the shortcomings of this approach are, and what needs to change.

Time: 1:30 PM

Presenters:

  1. Prof Sitharam, Chairman CiSTUP, IISc

  2. Mr. Chikrayappa, Chief Engineer, Major Roads, BBMP

  3. Mr. Basavaraj Kabade, Exec. Engr, BBMP

  4. Mr. Srinivas , Chief Engineer, BDA (not confirmed )

  5. Mr. Suhas Kulhalli, Member, Praja

Moderator: Mr. Ravindra, Member, Praja

MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION: SEAMLESS TRANSIT(S2)

How easily you can go from walking or taking your cycle or car, parking it and switching to a bus or metro, then catching an auto to your destination, all in single journey and in a reasonably good time, is a measure of the efficiency and efficacy of a transport system.

Attend this session to understand concepts of multi-modal transportation and to see what our city's thinkers and planners have to say on the subject.

Time: 1:30 PM

Presenters:

  1. Mr PK Garg, Director Projects, BMTC

  2. Prof Ashish Verma, CiSTUP, IISc

  3. Mr. Shashidhara, City Connect

  4. Mr. Nate Stell, Architect Biome Solutions

Moderator: Mr. Vinod Shankar, Member Praja

 

AATAKKUNTU, LEKKAKKUNTU – SIMULATION OF PARTICIPATION AND PLANNING IN THE EVOLUTION OF BENGALURU(S3)

In a city governed by multiple elected bodies and public agencies, arriving at decisions always involves working with multiple stakeholders.

Bangalore-based think-tank CSTEP will display several demos and kick off discussions about how games could be used for addressing mobility related challenges in Bangalore.

Time: 2:30 PM

Panelists:

  1. Prof Rajeev Gowda, Professor Economics and Social Sciences IIM Bangalore

  2. To be finalised

Presenters: CSTEP

 

URBAN PLANNING AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION: MAKING IT EASY(S4)

Mobility requirements of citizens depend upon the choices the city provides them. If you had the option, wouldn't you live closer to work, and in a neighborhood that not only has all the amenities you need within easy distance but is also green and clean?

This session brings together urban planning experts and knowledgeable citizens for a constructive discussion on how urban planning impacts sustainable mobility.

Time: 3:30 PM

Presenters:

  1. Ms. Champaka TR, Principal Urban Designer at Groupe SCE India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore

  2. Mr. HS Sudhira, Specialist Consultant (Land Use and Transport) at DULT, and Research Associate, IISc

Panelists:

  1. Ms. Brinda Sastry,Urban Design and Planning Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, RV School of Architecture Bangalore

  2. Mr. Vijayan Menon, Koramangala Initiative

Moderator: Mr. Sanjay Vijayaraghavan, Member Praja

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Time: 12:30 PM

E2 series from PBS: Four 30 minute documentaries on best practices in sustainable transport from around the world

Just Wheels: 30 minute documentary by Faizan Jawed on how methods of mobility shape an inclusive, equitable, sustainable and therefore humane habitat.

Comments

And remember the venue

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It is at CiSTUP, IISc. Enter IISc from Sankhey tank side entrance, from south side. Or if you are lost, ask for CISTUP.

See you all there.

How did it go?

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Highlights? 

Some pics

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It was an unique experience of a novel conference where the Praja engagement with forces that matter took place. 

 Picture-1 Ravichander moderating the main Panel Deliberations.

  

 Picture 2 A housing project game simulation under progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Picture-3 Game theory being digested.

 

Nice experience

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It was really a nice experience to be part of an intellectual and concerned crowd. Really felt nice to be there.

 


Sangram Mohanty
Glomantra Inc.

T: +91-9886091595

Good Job, Praja!

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Congratulations PRAJA !

Looking at the various reports on Mobilicity event, it seems the Praja team has managed to pull off this event successfully. Good job guys.

Thanks to all the volunteers that worked very hard to make this event. Special thanks to Shekhar and his team for the excellent job.

I am sure more detailed report on the event will be getting posted soon, the unconference reports are really interesting to read.

I do hope that Praja will continue the journey for better choices to all of us.

 

Syed