Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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2nd annual conference

the occasion of the launch of 
“Urbanisation in India: Challenges and the Way Forward”

Date: January 21, 2014 
Venue: Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

09:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Tea
10:00- 11:30 am Inaugural Session
10:00- 10:15 am Chair: Ravi Kanbur
T. H. Lee
 (Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics Professor of Economics, Cornell University)
10:15- 11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
11:00- 11:15 am Keynote Address:
Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission)

Comments by Chair

11:15- 11:30 am Tea
11:30- 1:00 pm Session 1: Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Sustainability

Chair: Isher Judge Ahluwalia (Chairperson, ICRIER )

11:30- 12:00 pm A Global Perspective

Principal Speaker : Alain Bertaud Senior Research Scholar, Stern Urbanization Project, New York University)

12:00- 12:30 pm Comments by Authors (P K Mohanty, Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Montek Singh Ahluwalia)
12:30- 1:00 pm Discussion
1:00- 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00- 4:00 pm Session 2: Finance and Governance

Chair: P. K. Mohanty (Chief Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh)

2:00- 2:30 pm A Global Perspective

Principal Speaker: Paul Smoke (Professor and Director of International Programmes, New York University)
2:30- 3:00 pm Comments by Authors (Jessica Seddon, Anand Sahasranaman / Vikram Kapoor, P K Mohanty)
3:00- 3:30 pm Discussion
3:30- 4:00 pm Tea
4:00- 5:30 am Session 3: Inclusion and Governance

Chair: Samuel Paul (Chairperson, Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore)

4:00- 4:35 pm A Global Perspective

Principal Speaker: Anuradha Joshi (Team Leader, Governance and Public Policy Programme Institute of Development Studies, Sussex)
4:35- 5:00 pm Comments by Authors (Bimal Patel, V K Phatak, Samuel Paul)
5:00- 5:25 pm Discussion
5:25- 5:30 pm Vote of thanks
The book will be released by Shri Kamal Nath, Minister for Urban Development, Government of India, at a function from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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