Climate Resilience is not mere rhetoric to green wash annual sustainability reports when Mumbai and Houston are global headlines. However, attention spans are short and normalcy will reign and wet Infrastructure shall be relegated to the digital back pages, while some celebrity interview takes over.
Mumbai’s spirit is over glorified, the ‘chalta hain’ attitude is mere primordial survivalist instinct. Until cities have executive and financial power aka New York, very little can be done across a soup of stakeholders from the Mayor to the MP.
However, analysis is way elementary to executing real policies and programs which have a long term horizon to short term electoral and budgetary constraints.