Future proofing Indian cities: Final urban diagnostic for Bangalore


This Urban Diagnostic for Bangalore is a review of existing and future risks and challenges that the city faces, particularly with respect to the growing threat of climate change. Informed by secondary data analysis, and input from key government stakeholders, the city diagnostic begins by laying out current risks, and vulnerabilities that Bangalore faces, as well as its potential capacity to address these issues. Drawing on individual engagements with government stakeholders, it identifies two key priority areas that present the greatest challenge for the city: water and energy systems. Focusing specifically on these two areas and targeting national and international funding sources, government stakeholders, policy makers, and non-profit organisations, it also identifies future scenarios and opportunities to help reduce vulnerability and increase adaptive capacity in Bangalore.

This document has been prepared for an audience of government, private sector and civil society stakeholders. The process of the preparation of this document proved useful in provoking discussion and debate among the wide range of stakeholders and in helping to determine the priority areas for action around which City Action Plans (CAPs) can be developed in partnership with and driven forward by key stakeholders. This document provides a synthesis of the key issues and priorities which have emerged from this dialogue, as well as information and issues highlighted within plans and strategies which have been developed for the city.


Anon. Future proofing Indian cities: Final urban diagnostic for Bangalore. (2014) 45 pp.

Future proofing Indian cities: Final urban diagnostic for Bangalore

Published 1 January 2014