Rethinking Urban Missions

Anchor- Professor, Architecture and Urban Planning, Deptt. of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)- Shibpur   Panelists- Urban Planning and Housing Expert, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies Professor (Urban Management and Governance), Xavier University Bhubaneswar Independent Researcher Emeritus Professor in Family Medicine & Former Professor & […]


Housing rights and river front development in Asian cities: Time for a change

  Anchors- Assistant professor housing and social development, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam Urban Planner and Associate Staff IHS Assistant Professor, Urban and Housing Studies, IHS   Panelists- Founder & Managing Trustee, Information and Resource Centre for the Deprived Urban Communities (IRCDUC) Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University Co-Founder, […]

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Challenging Growth, Changing Drivers

  Anchor- Director, Hazards Centre   Panelists- Director – Project Management & Utilities, Inspiration Founding member, Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan Director of Habitat & Livelihood Welfare Association   Cities were re-imagined in India as Engines of Growth from the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) onwards. It was part of a global drive to change society, […]


Why should we return to Cities that Discarded us?

Anchor- Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute, India   Panelists- Migration, urbanization and poverty alleviation in China: COVID-19 and after Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences Professor, Human Sciences Research Council CEO, WRI India Former Secretary Government of India & Former Chief Secretary, Delhi Senior Resident Fellow, Ex-Director & […]


Is City-led Economic Growth under Stress?

  Anchors- Former IDFC Chair Professor, NIPFP & former Director and Distinguished Professor, NIUA Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research   Panelists- Chief Executive Officer, WRI India Sector Leader, Sustainable Development/ Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank Former Urban Development Secretary, Government of India Senior Economist, World Bank Regional Economic Advisor, South Asia Department, Asian Development […]

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Multiple Channels for Producing Urban Housing

Anchor- Institution Builder, Indian Housing Federation   Panelists- Coordinator, ShelterTech Accelerator, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter Managing Director, Svatantra Micro Housing Finance Corporation Executive Director, Shelter Associates Chairman & Managing Director, Pandhe Group of Companies Head of Inclusive Business, Sustainability, Covestro     The session will focus on one of the most significant aspects of […]

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Reimagining Cities for Migrants

Anchor- Dr. Ravikant Joshi is an Urban Finance, Urban Governance and Urban Management specialist.   Panelist- Mr. Kunal Kumar is the Joint Secretary and Mission Director (Smart Cities Mission), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India Dr. Ramanath Jha is the Chairman, Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee, and Distinguished Fellow of the Observer Research […]

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Reflections on COVID-19: What the Data Reveal

  Anchor- Secretary General, CityNet   Panelists- Research Fellow, Lahore University of Management Sciences; Former Professor of Economics and Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and Former Provost at Habib University in Karachi CityNet Special Advisor Mayor, Colombo Municipal Council, Sri Lanka Former Regional Director, C40 South […]