A three day group workshop for the Hill Cities and the North-East Cities under the PEARL programme was organized at Srinagar in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation. The participating cities were: Guwahati, Imphal, Shillong, Gangtok, Agartala, Nainital and Shimla alongwith representatives from MoUD and NIUA (a total of 17 participants). Visits were conducted to the successful projects on the first two days followed by a Group Workshop on Solid Waste Management in Hill Cities.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in association with NIUA and Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad organised a one day national level group workshop for the mixed economy cities group in Bhopal.The conference was designed as an interactive session for a day covering different aspects of PEARL initiatives, city- city learning, use of information technology and many others. Each sessions of the conference addressed issues of knowledge sharing and management.
The workshop was organised in collaboration with Ministry of Urban Development, National Institute of Urban Affairs and Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) at Chandigarh. An important objective of the workshop was to bring together urban managers, practitioners, civil society and academic organizations working in the industrial group cities under JNNURM to promote learning of best practices and failures in implementing JNNURM projects.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in association with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad organised a one day North-East (NE) Group Workshop to share experiences and dissemination of the PEARL concept to the NE cities on 16th February 2012 in Gangtok, Sikkim. The objective of the workshop was cross learning and knowledge sharing of the experiences on the JNNURM activities.
A workshop on ‘Industrial and Heritage Cities Group’ was organised at Varanasi on 18th April 2011 on the occasion of World Heritage Day by the Institute in collaboration with MoUD and CEPT, Ahmedabad. It was attended by over 25 participants, from various Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), national and international academic research organisations, etc. The main objective of the workshop was to cross-learn and share knowledge of the experiences on the JNNURM activities undertaken by these cities.
Several capacity building workshops have been held for all the north-east cities in India. However, participation from North-East (NE) cities had been substantially low. To generate awareness and to bring NE cities together, PEARL workshop was held on the 14th September 2010 at Shillong. The workshop was organized by MoUD, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and Center for Environment and Planning Technology (CEPT) University.
The workshop was organized in collaboration with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and UNESCO. The purpose of the PEARL Workshop was to bring all the Heritage cities of India together on a common platform to discuss issues and way forward towards better Heritage management. About 14 JnNURM cities attended the workshop.
First Group/Regional Workshop on Heritage, Culture and Religion was held on February 2, 2009 at Madurai. The main objective of the workshop was to share and discuss various initiatives being taken under the 15 identified JNNURM Cities falling under the "D" Group under PEARL. Key issues at the ULBs level that included lack of linkage between urban planning and heritage development; lack of comprehensive guidelines and clear road map for action to protect the heritage cities were discussed.