What planning do Indian cities need to enhance liveability for all?

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Question Marks Seminar Series: Infrastructure: What kind of planning do Indian cities need to enhance liveability for all citizens?

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Thursday 12 September 2019 05:30 pm until Thursday 12 September 2019 06:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Australia India Institute
aii-melbourne@unimelb.edu.au; +61 3 9035 8047
Presented by:
Australia India Institute and La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Public Lecture

Australia India Institute is holding this event in association with La Trobe Asia .

What kind of planning do Indian cities need to enhance livability for all citizens?

Most Indian cities are implementing plans to transform themselves into ‘smart cities’. But what planning is needed to ensure that Indian cities are livable for all urban citizens? Are existing city plans and smart city solutions promoting livability for all segments of society? This Question Marks Seminar will focus on India’s large cities, asking what are the fundamental planning requirements for livability.

About the speakers:

Professor Utpal Kumar Sharma

Professor Utpal Kumar Sharma, LaTrobe Asia visiting fellow is Director of the Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Before joining Nirma University in 2014, he was Director of School of Planning at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Professor Sharma has received several prestigious awards including the HUDCO design award and the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Urban Planning and Design. He has also served as President of the Association of Asian Schools of Planning.

Dr Ravikant Joshi

Dr. Ravikant Joshi is an Urban Finance and Management specialist and has worked in India and abroad. He is former chief accounts officer of Vadodara Municipal Corporation with more than 35 years of experience. He has been responsible for the conceptualisation, designing and implementation of Municipal Financial, Budgetary and Accounting System Reforms and their computerization in Vadodara Municipal Corporation.

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