India’s Urban Future: How can we make our cities more democratic, productive, and sustainable

ISPP is organizing the ISPP Policy Relay workshop on Urban Design & Policy Making. The workshop will focus on India’s Urban Future: How can we make our cities more democratic, productive, and sustainable. Our key speaker for this event is Dr. Shahana Chattaraj.

Topic of Discussion: Urban policy problems are complex and interconnected. They include jobs and industrialization; migration, infrastructure and housing; social policy and planning; land and urban development; climate change adaptation and mitigation. Urban policy works at the scale of cities, neighbourhoods and regions – it is an emerging and increasingly important policy arena that will play a central role in shaping India’s future. What sorts of governance institutions, policy approaches, skills and information do we need to make and implement effective urban policies for India?

Date: 02nd March, 2019
Time: 10.30 Am – 1.00 PM
Venue: PHD Chambers of Commerce, New Delhi

About Dr. Shahana Chattaraj :
Dr. Shahana’s research focuses on urban political economy, governance and policy in Asian megacities, the informal economy and emerging patterns of socio-spatial inequality within cities. Shahana holds a Ph.D. in public affairs from Princeton University, a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and bachelor’s degree in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. Before coming to the Blavatnik School, Shahana taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a post-doctoral scholar at the Lauder Institute. Shahana has worked for several years with the United Nations Population Fund, consulted with the World Bank and worked in a community development organization in Delhi.

Registration Form: https://ccs9.typeform.com/to/c7TeDO

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