You are cordially invited to the launch of new research that is set to benefit millions of Indians, especially in the affordable housing sector. The new research, by GBPN and local expert partners ABLA and IIPH-G, has been developed into a white paper including key recommendations that are due for consideration in the National Building Code revision. 

Friday 22nd September, 2023

Time: 9.30 am onwards 

Venue: Basement Theatre, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

                 (Entry at Gate no.3 on Vardhaman Marg)

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09:30am – 10:00 am Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee
10:00am – 10:15 am Welcome address and introduction to project partners by Peter Graham, GBPN; Maaz Dixit, GBPN; Girisha Sethi, ABLA
10:15am – 10:35 am Introduction to the White Paper by Ashok Lall, ABLA

  • Background and purpose of the research
  • The significance of healthy affordable housing
10:35am – 10:55 am Key findings of the White paper by Girisha Sethi, ABLA

  • Major research highlights
  • Implications for policymakers and industry
10:55am – 11:15am Guest speaker interview and presentation 

  • Presentation by Bhavya Shetty, PG Setty
  • Presentation by Anjanee Patel, Environ and Aryanparv Realty
  • Interview by Ashok Lall with the two builders on opportunities and conflicts on the ground for institutionalising and implementing strategies for healthy affordable housing
11:15am – 11:30am Tea/Coffee Break
11:30am – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion: “Challenges & Opportunities in Healthy Affordable Housing”

Moderator – Ashok B Lall, ABLA


  • Mukta Naik, Centre for Policy Research
  • Tanmay Tathagat, Environmental Design Solutions
  • Tarun Garg, RMI India Foundation
  • Shounak Ray, International Finance Corporation
12:15pm – 12:20pm Launch of the White Paper 
12:20pm – 12:35pm Audience Q&A
12:35pm – 12:45pm Closing remarks
12:45pm Onwards Networking lunch