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Is it possible to create Indian cities that put our holistic well-being at the heart of their imagination?

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In Episode 18, we revisit the theme that underpins all our conversations this season – transformative change and action. We unpack why this is more urgent than ever and how every action from the individual to the collective carries tremendous potential for change and creating well-being.

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 In the article, ‘Child Well-Being in a Post Pandemic World‘, Divya Badami Rao explores the challenges of maintaining a child’s well-being. She also points to how this time can be used to re-evaluate how to approach the well-being of children in the long term by focusing on redesigning cities that are sustainable, safe and child-friendly.    

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Why Well-being?

Well-being is a concept that is making us re-think the idea of development across the world. It rejects Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the only means of understanding growth and instead nurtures and keeps at the centre the idea of creating spaces and places built in conversation with and for the holistic betterment of its people. Read more.

We’re living in a moment of time where we’re confronted by the consequences of human action and are witnessing how so-called economic progress has come at the cost of the health of the planet on which we survive. Whether it is the health crisis that we’re currently grappling with or the climate crisis, the writing is on the wall.

Even so, individuals and communities are taking action everyday to build well-being through transformative change. This September, as we end Season 1 of the podcast, we look back at the learnings and reflections from the past 8 months to examine how we’re all part of a large interconnected world, and the power of action to bring change that is for the well-being of our species and the planet.

Well-Being stats

590 million

living in Indian cities by 2030

21 cities

expected to run out of groundwater by 2020

300 million

tonnes of plastic waste produced every day

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The Curio-city Collective (TCC) is a learning ecosystem that hopes to build a path to present and future holistic well-being in cities by re-connecting people, communities and ecosystems through practices of reflection, education and action.

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