Building Gender Responsive Urban Spaces and Services

  Anchor- Co-Founder and CEO Safetipin   Panelists- Executive Trustee, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust Chief Urban Practices Branch, UN Habitat, Nairobi Professor of Development Geography, King’s College London Feminist Activist & Filmmaker Senior Advisor, Jagori Senior Infrastructure Adviser, Department for International Development (DFID) India   The city is the site of everyday practice for the […]


Urbanisation as a Governability Issue

Is Collaborative Governance the Solution?     Anchor- Consulting Urban and Regional Planner;  Independent Researcher and Faculty, NLSIU Bangalore Panelists- Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Research Social Technologist, Mapunity Director, URBAM Universidad EAFIT Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde School of Governance Integrator Jharkhand, Pradan   The 21st century contemporary city situated largely […]


City and Risk: Achievements and Opportunities

  Anchor- Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)   Panelists- Professor, Rhode Island School of Design Member, Duryog Nivaran Steering Committee Deputy Chief (Asia-Pacific), UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Regional Director, Practical Action Principal Architect, Urban Designer, Kham Consultants Sector Head, John Keells Holdings PLC Executive Director, […]


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 […]