Current and Upcoming

Reimagining Nature in India’s Urbanizing Landscapes

September 2, 2019
Columbia University

It is estimated that by 2050, most of India’s population will live in cities. The country’s urban transition is already having a serious impact on its ecological heritage and rich biodiversity. In addition to the threat of extinction faced by several species due to loss of habitat, there is growing conflict between wildlife and humans.

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai will organize a documentary film screening and workshop on the establishment of nature reserves in and around Indian cities and the challenges they face in the wake of rapid urbanization and infrastructure expansion. The workshop will bring together experts from ecology, urban planning, landscape architecture, museum studies, and anthropology. It will examine policies leading to the creation of protected areas as well as conservation practices by individuals and communities aimed at reconciling conservation with the infrastructural needs of growing cities.

*Note: the date, time, and location for this event are not yet confirmed. Register to "save the date" and we will update you when details are confirmed.


This event is part of a yearlong 10-event series celebrating the Columbia Global Centers' 10th anniversary.  Click here to learn about the other events in this series.