PULL Net Zero Imagination Walks

People’s Urban Living Lab (PULL) and Travelling Dome are hosting a series of Imagination Walks to envision what Panaji’s future looks like. Will we achieve our net zero pledge by 2050? What will our built environment look like? Where will our waste go? What will the role of nature be? Join us for a series of walks from March 15 to 17, 2024 to help us co-create shared visions for the future of our city.

It’s 2050 and the city of Panaji is thriving. The city has met its commitment to achieve net zero emissions and is an inclusive and climate resilient city. Children are swimming in the city’s creeks,  buildings manage their own waste and grow their own food, and people are walking and cycling down the solar-lined streets of Fountainhas, generating energy as they move. Is this what you imagine? 

Panaji has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 as part of the UNFCC’s Cities Race to Zero . However, there are normative uncertainties associated with multiple and contested visions of net zero cities. Our work aims to use participatory and social methods to build consensus, align values and address divergent views and interests to create a shared vision to work towards. We will unpack imaginaries and multiple socio-political interpretations of net zero. 

PULL Net Zero is collaborating with Tallulah D’Silva’s Travelling Dome to host three walks with residents in Panaji to reflect on the past, contemplate the present and imagine the future: 

  1. The Future of Panaji’s Built Environment: On March 15th, we will be walking in the historic neighbourhoods of Althino and Fontainhas as well as the newer area of Patto to examine how the city’s built form has evolved. During the walk, we will present a brief history of the built environment while facilitating a discussion about what the future might hold for how we live, work and travel, and the emissions we generate while doing so. 
  2. Talking About Trash – The Future of Waste: On March 16th, we will be exploring what happens to your trash once it leaves your home with a visit to the city’s Material Recovery Facility. We will showcase Panaji’s exemplary waste management system while also exploring what individuals can do to reduce their waste footprint. 
  3. The Future of Nature: On March 17th, we will explore Panaji’s rich and complex water ecology, how it’s changed over time and what role it plays in achieving the city’s climate goals.  Walking along the Mandovi Causeway, we will highlight the role of khazans, saltpans and mangroves, learn about biodiversity, and encourage participants to think about how we engage with nature, how we can conserve, and what it can do for us.

To join us, register using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerL0qOTFK8dQ0h_EKaPTv8rGWAPNWutKVCm0UIJ8TBn9VjHA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 

Please note that we have limited spots available so we request that if you are interested in attending more than one walk, please rank your interest so we can accommodate as many people as possible. The timings for the walk are listed in our registration link for your reference.

If you have any questions, please email us at: hello@transitionsresearch.org with the subject: PULL Net Zero Imagination Walks

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PULL Net Zero Imagination Walks

People’s Urban Living Lab (PULL) and Travelling Dome are hosting a series of Imagination Walks to envision what Panaji’s future looks like. Will we achieve...