2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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The growth of megacities across the Asian region has come to the expansion of peri-urban areas. Peri-urban areas occupy portion of national landscapes and are home to millions of people. They face the unique problems and often the management of peri-urban areas is neglected by both rural and urban administrations because they are located beyond both rural and urban boundaries of cities in zones that are generally not identified as specific entities of planning.
SDPI is working in collaboration with South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (Hyderabad, India) and East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) to study governance issues in peri-urban areas and what consequences peri-urbanization causes to the environment and health. Under the said project the two partners have completed National Status Reports. The National Status Reports draw upon secondary sources and detailed interviews.
To develop mutual interest and relationships around the topic of rural to urban transition and peri-urban interface in South Asia students have been engaged in the two countries to present the National Status Reports in a cross-border dialogue. This dialogue will be in the form of a video conference and will aim to bring together Indian and Pakistani students to explore and contrast potential environmental, health and governance issues among rural, urban and peri-urban areas within the selected areas of each country.