SPANISH DELEGATION SHARES VIEWS ABOUT URBAN REJUVENATION WITH THE COMMISSION, 10 March 2015

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SPANISH DELEGATION SHARES VIEWS ABOUT URBAN REJUVENATION WITH THE COMMISSION

SPANISH CITY BILBAO WAS RAVAGED BY UNPRECEDENTED FLOODS IN 1983 AND HAS BEEN REBUILT

10/03/2015

Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (Shiv Nadar University) organized a workshop titled ''Urban Experiences: Bilbao & Delhi' on Tuesday (March 10) at the India International Centre, to interact with the representatives of the Basque Government from Spain.

Bilbao City ,Spain has taken a lead role in zoning, urban planning, environment & pollution, urban governance,public spaces & public aesthetics and it generated exchange of ideas and urban experiences of Bilbao and Delhi.

The Delegation of Spain was represented by Miguel Burzako , Cabinet Member, IboneBengoetxe , Deputy Mayor, Gemma Rojo, Assistant Mayor.

Delhi Dialogue Commission was also invited to the workshop and it was represented by Ashish Joshi, Member Secretary

The Indian delegation comprised Professor Dipankar Gupta, Professor Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Dr. Sreedeep Bhattacharya, Dr. A.K.Krishna Menon, Dr. Jagan Shah, General S. Mehta (Retd), and Mr. Gautam Bhatia.

The discussions concluded by appreciating the need for local level initiatives, the creation of public spaces and environment and pollution control. In this process, there has to be a strong emphasis on mobility and public transport.


In the evening, the Indian delegation and the Spanish delegation met Mr Ashish Khetan, Vice Chairperson of Delhi Dialogue Commission and apprised him of the initiatives taken by Bilbao City regarding urban rejuvenation and governance and discussions focused on River front management, waste management, preservation of culture, air and water pollution among other issues.

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