Our Cities Ourselves (OCO) 2013 in Chennai, India, with support from the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (CUMTA), Corporation of Chennai (COC), Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), Tamil Nadu Commissionerate of Municipal Administration (TNCMA) and other partner organizations, is an exhibition and events program that offers solutions to support walking, cycling and mass transportation options for a more sustainable future. Highlighting international best practices, the program will foster an exchange of ideas on present urban conditions, key challenges, and solutions to realize our vision for better streets and better cities in Chennai.

Below are details of our workshop and lecture series in Chennai & Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. All events are free but require RSVP. For more information, contact Priya Mohan at ITDP India, follow @itdpindia on twitter, and like us at facebook.com/itdpindia.

By Invitation OnlyOpen to the Public

29 / November
Sustainable cities through transport
Workshop to envision and plan the future of the cities of Tamil Nadu.

Participants:
Officials from urban local bodies of Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichi, Tirupur, Salem and others.
Partner: Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu.
Venue: Taj Vivanta, Coimbatore
Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
RSVP to priya.mohan@itdp.org 

28 / November
Inauguration of OCO and seminar on sustainable cities through transport

Keynote speaker: Mr. Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
Partner: Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Tamil Nadu
Venue: Taj Vivanta, Coimbatore
Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

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06 / December
Un-motored! Building a walkable and cycle-friendly Chennai
Workshop to develop an action plan to create and promote a walkable and cycle-friendly Chennai

Participants: Officials of Corporation of Chennai, CUMTA members,
architects, planners, advocacy groups, and users
Keynote speaker: Ms. Caroline Sampanaro
Partner: Corporation of Chennai
Venue: GRT Grand, T- Nagar, Chennai
Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
RSVP to priya.mohan@itdp.org 

30 / November
Public lecture on mobility, equity, and quality of life

Speaker:
Mr. Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
Partner: IIT Madras
Venue: IIT Madras, Central Lecture Theatre
Time: 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

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07 / December
Moving safer
A workshop on women’s safety on streets and public transport

Speakers: Ms. Shilpa Ranade, Ms. Kalpana Viishwanath,
Ms. Shiamala Baby and Ms. Caroline Sampanaro
Partner: Prajnya Trust
Venue: Jeevan Jyothi, Egmore, Chennai
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
RSVP to priya.mohan@itdp.org

08 / December
Bring a cycle
A rally to garner support for safe and secure cycling facilities in Chennai.
Partner: Corporation of Chennai & Tamilnadu Cycling Club
Venue: Island grounds; near TTDC office at 7AM
Time: 7.00 am to 11.00 am

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14 / December
Enabling transit-oriented development
Workshop will bring together stakeholders for station area planning around
K
oyambedu metro station and look at global best practices in TOD

Keynote speaker: Mr. Peter Park, Architect & Urban Planner
Venue: Vijay Park, Arumvakkam, Chennai
Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
RSVP to priya.mohan@itdp.org

14 / December
Public lecture on transit-oriented development
Speaker: Mr. Peter Park, Architect & Urban Planner
Partner: School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University
Venue: School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University
Time: 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

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