A series of articles around important topics affecting Bangaloreans.
About the fellowship
Social Venture Partners collaborates with Oorvani Foundation for the Cities of India Fellowship, to explore important issues that affect Bengalureans.
These stories centered around the theme ‘Insights into Bengaluru’. The main aim of this exercise is to help build on a richer body of knowledge that citizens, experts alike can access and accordingly discuss in their discourses around civic governance and development.
Bengaluru’s loss of vegetation and initiatives to green the city
As Bengaluru’s built up area increased and trees lost to infrastructure projects, we see heat, pollution, flooding and more. But our citizens are not sitting back impassively, but pitching in to do their bit; People as well as organisations like Saytrees and Afforest are doing whatever it takes to green the city
- Interview with SG Neginhal, former forest officer who used science, common sense and community engagement to green the city
- Interview with Dipika Bajpai, Deputy Conservator of Forests who is now focused on getting back the forest land
A discussion at the Bengaluru International Centre explored solutions: