India Urban Lab: Tourism, Water Resilience and Commons

India Urban Lab: Tourism, Water Resilience and Commons

Datum: 2018-02-06 till 2018-02-09


Panaji, Goa, India

The lab is a 4-day workshop where Nordic and Indian stakeholders will work together on solving some of Panaji’s challenges related to tourism, water resilience and commons.

The city of Panaji (also called Panjim) is the administrative and economic capital of Goa. Increased tourism in the area has resulted in clogged infrastructure, haphazard developments and inadequate basic services such as access to clean water.

The purpose of the lab is to gather expertise from Nordic and Indian stakeholders to discuss the area’s challenges and propose solutions. It is a knowledge-sharing event, where invited leaders and high-level experts from business, government and civil society organizations from India and the Nordics will participate.

In India, there is a great interest in ‘the Nordic values’ and ‘Nordic Solutions’. The urban lab is therefore a chance for high-level businesses to demonstrate their knowledge on neutral ground and get an insider perspective on India’s legislation and governmental processes. In this way, Nordic companies can lay the ground for future business partnerships in India.

The Urban Lab is part of the Nordic Innovation programme for sustainable cities. The Urban Lab is managed by the International Federation for Housing and Planning in collaboration with Integrated Design, Global Utmaning, Suomi-Finland Housing and Planning Association and the Danish Trade Council.

We are selecting an exclusive team of 8-10 Nordic urban experts within the following areas:
– Local Area City Administrators and Planners
– City Planners
– Architects/ Landscape Architects
– Urban Designers
– Technical experts (people with relevant experience) on water resources and management, social sector, governance and tourism sector.

We still have a few available spaces. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Senior Project Manager, Ditte Amskov, at for more information.

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