Urban Resilience & Management
Within the evolving Urban space, Taru has been working in urban resilience and management space through various evidence-building activities, program implementation, policy development, monitoring, communication, and advocacy. Our policy and regulatory assessments, strategic reviews of development partner-supported initiatives, and city infrastructure investment planning exercises, have consistently reflected concerning issues and opportunities in urban and have been successfully integrated into larger urban governance and planning.
Taru has covered many sectors and utilities within urban space, including energy, transport, health, education, environment, water and sanitation, urban natural resources, governance, housing, culture, heritage, city economy, etc. For example, Taru has prepared Urban Services Master Plans, Scenario Development and Design of Sustainable Cities (Goa), Para-Transit System in Indore, Assessment of Madhya Pradesh Urban Services for the Poor, Evaluation of Quick Slum Surveys for Kolkata Urban Services for the Poor, Review of Andhra Pradesh Urban Services for the Poor, Impact Assessment of Pilot Investments under Haryana Power Sector Reform, Review of Municipal Reform and Urban Poverty Eradication in Orissa, among others.
In addition, Taru has prepared Hydro meteorological Resilience Action plans (HmRAP) for Panjim (Goa), Kochi (Kerala), Porbandar (Gujarat), Mangaluru (Karnataka), Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) & Bidhan Nagar (West Bengal). In recent years, we have completed various projects for Kolkata like Strengthening the Climate Resilience of Kolkata City through Improved Planning and Disaster Risk Management (2020), Climate Friendly Interventions, Policies, Capacity Building, and Sustainable Governance under UK-KMC MoU on Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Kolkata (2015). We have also done the Training and Capacity Building, Knowledge Networking, and documentation support for Developing Urban Climate Change Resilience in Indian cities and 100 Resilient cites in Surat city (Phase I and Phase II) to prepare the work plan, stakeholder engagement plan, and creation of Resilience Steering Committee. We have also been a part of Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) India to assess climate change-related risks and build climate change resilience to a changing, challenging urban environment in three phases (Phase I, Phase II, Phase III). On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Taru has carried out water system for resilience to climatic and social variability study for Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET).
Taru has also contributed to various evidence building projects and policy recommendations by undertaking innovative projects such as the study on urban lake restoration, promotion of cool roofing in urban buildings, implementation of innovative projects on urban services monitoring system, demonstration of cost-effective, reliable, decentralized urban water management, public sanitation, etc.
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