The outbreak of coronavirus and related lock downs & social distancing protocols has changed our relationship with our public spaces. This conversation will focus on the role of public spaces in these times and forecast how public spaces and the commons will change post the pandemic.

ElsaMarie D’Silva, Founder & CEO, Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) & Prathima Manohar, Founder of The Urban Vision speak with Nidhi Gulati, Senior Director at Project for Public Spaces in New York and Sulakshana Mahajan , Urban Planner in Mumbai.

Nidhi Gulati is a Senior Director at Project for Public Spaces (PPS) which is a organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities. Nidhi manages the diverse transportation portfolio at PPS, helping to connect people and places by creating community resources.

Sulakshan Mahajan is a researcher on Urban and Women’s issues, with a particular focus on India. She has worked as a consultant urban planning, housing issues at Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU) Mumbai. She has written extensively on urban issues in India.

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