The 12th GRIHA Summit - Rejuvenating Resilient Habitats
Year 2020 which was a year to track the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and gear up to make the next decade count has taken a big turn and the entire focus of the world shifted to a pandemic which demonstrated how we have been taking the nature for granted, testing its patience and perseverance and how powerful or impactful it is to make us realize that we are mere players in the hands of the nature.
The world has been witnessing a number of natural calamities be it floods, droughts, and cyclones. All these calamities question the way we design our habitats which currently demonstrate rampant usage of resources and hold a complete disregard of nature unlike the buildings that used to be designed in the past. Thus, nature has been giving us signals time and again to change the ways of our operation so as to maintain harmony with the environment or else we would be witnessing some irreversible consequences that would not only affect us but our future generations as well.
Therefore, it is high time for us to change our designing and construction practices to be resilient. Resilience in terms of climate, health related issues, natural calamities, biodiversity, etc. Resilient Habitat is therefore an approach in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation which targets the most vulnerable communities. By restoring the traditional practices of building and cities construction, we wish to gear up the building construction sector for a vibrant and much fresher approach to the built environment, living symbiotically with all the components of the natural environment.
The 12th GRIHA Summit scheduled from December 15-16, 2020 has been themed around "Rejuvenating Resilient Habitats" and shall serve as a platform to deliberate on innovative technologies and solutions which shall help in creating robust mechanisms for developing sustainable and resilient solutions for the benefit of the entire community.