Articles by Bijal Brahmbhatt

Bijal Brahmbhatt is Executive Director at the Mahila Housing Trust in Gujarat, India. She is a civil engineer by training and a recognised expert in habitat improvement, community development, and housing finance. She has extensive experience in conceptualising, planning, managing, and providing support for slum upgradation programmes across India.

According to the World Bank, an additional 68 to 135 million people could be pushed into poverty by 2030 due to the climate crisis and associated risks, disproportionately impacting the poorest countries and most vulnerable communities. As one navigates the challenges of climate change and its varying degrees of impact across different economic layers of a population, it becomes critical that a collaborative effort towards climate-resilient urban development involves the participation of vulnerable communities. For instance, Bengaluru has witnessed a significant rainfall deficit and a sweltering couple of months this year, and as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru…

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