11.00 – 11.05

Welcoming by ET Edge

11.10 – 11.25

Opening Address: Green Infrastructure for Urban Sustainability
Dr. O.P. Agarwal - CEO, WRI India

11.30 – 11.45

Initiative taken by steel manufacturers in making steel through recycling route to achieve sustainable infrastructure development

Nitin Kabra, Director Sales, Polaad Steel

11:50 - 12:30

Inaugural Leader’ Panel Discussion: Green Infrastructure approach to business development

Buildings are everywhere! They are an integral part of what we call homes, schools, medical centers, offices, retail spaces, restaurants, gyms, warehouses, factories and so much more. The spread is huge! It is no surprise, that the building industry has a significant influence on human society. Like all things in the modern industrialized world, the building industry heavily relies on the combustion of fossil fuels at various stages of building life. These stages can include product manufacturing, construction, maintenance, operation, and demolition of a building. Additionally, manufacturing of several building products results in direct emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  • How is the building industry re-organizing its effort to meet this challenge, while ensuring its financial viability?
  • Where are the roadblocks, to progress? And what can we learn from the building industry, elsewhere in the world?

Moderator: Naveen Unni, Managing Partner, Chennai, McKinsey & Company
Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) & Chief Executive Officer, Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) Council
Anthony Waterman, Director, ADW Developments
Namrata Rana , Director, Strategy and Brand, Futurescape, India Ambassador of University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

12:35 - 12:45

Spotlight Talk: Creating carbon-free communities: Cleaner and Greener environment

Dr. Vidyanand Motiram Motghare (Joint Director,Air), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

12:50 – 13:00

Special Address: Readiness for Resilience – Smart technology road mapping to enhance community resilience to natural disaster

Stephen Crout , Founder & Principal City Tech Strategy Group, LLC

13:05 – 13:30

Fire Side Chat:  Integrated approaches to sustainable public infrastructure Planning on a connected clean technology base

The systems for energy, transport, buildings, food, water and sanitation, waste management, industrial facilities and telecommunications – make up the basic physical and organizational structures that are needed to support development at the global level and digital is transforming the way things are happening. This session emphasizes the future roadmap of implementing innovative solutions for climate-sensitive urban development. The session will witness discussions among development planners from different sectors to identify:

  • Improving the environment footprint
  • Smart parking spaces and solutions
  • Evolution of Customer Experience and self service
  • Traffic Management in smart cities
  • Smart public infrastructure
  • E-mobility and smart energy

Moderator - Professor Utkarsh Majmudar , Academic and Member, Board of Governors, IIM Raipur
Piero Pelizzaro , Chief Resilience Officer, City of Milan
Mili Majumdar , Managing Director, Green Building Council India and Senior Vice President, US Green Building Council

13:35 – 13:50

Special Address: Resilient Nations: Embracing the Change - Redefining Smart in A Pandemic Driven World

Disasters offer the opportunity, with the right frameworks in place, to strengthen competitiveness through build back, better initiatives, and to adapt to long-term climate change and disaster risks. Knowing these insights and understanding the urgency of act, there are gaps in knowledge and policy interventions. The special guest of the session will focus on the reediness for resilience for infrastructure development.

Jeanne Holm, Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation, City of Los Angeles

13:55 - 14:05

Spotlight Talk: Role of Data in a Smart City: Ensuring urban development is sustainable for all

Akshay Malik, Infrastructure Innovation Coordinator, City of Philadelphia

14:10 - 14:25

Interview - Contouring from Smart to Sustainably Smart Cities
It is an excellent time to reflect on where we were yesterday, where we are today, and where we are going be tomorrow when it comes to smart cities. So how we can make cities and places smarter keeping the current situation in mind? This session focuses on how disruptive technologies and innovations are driving smart transformation.

  • Evaluating the impact of pandemic on operations, projects and investments
  • Public & Private Sector Collaboration to leverage modernization opportunities
  • Opportunities with the emergence of 5G
  • Shift toward circular approach
  • Electrified vehicles, Intelligent transportation system & its implementation
  • Use of smart materials in construction
  • Smart city surveillance

Jeff Merritt , Head of IoT & Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum
Subhash Patil , Partner, Technology Consulting, PwC India


Closing Remarks