Event

International Symposium: Reimagining Inclusive Cities in the COVID-19 Era
Monday, 20 September 2021 to Friday, 24 September 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-09-20 16:30:00 2021-09-24 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata International Symposium: Reimagining Inclusive Cities in the COVID-19 Era On behalf of Cities Alliance, GIZ India, Habitat for Humanity, World Bank, HSMI of HUDCO, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), the Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at Centre for Policy Research is pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on: The session will be online via Zoom. To register, kindly fill this form. or any queries, please email at sci-fi@cprindia.org. DETAILED AGENDA About the Symposium: The objective of the event is to facilitate the discussion on the state of informal settlements in India, vis-à-vis the regulatory, legal, financial and planning interventions required in the long run to achieve resilient and inclusive cities. The symposium will aim at: Discussing the challenges and vulnerabilities of the informal settlements Rethinking how to mainstream the centrality of building city resilience, including sustainable livelihoods in urban development Learning lessons from projects and good city practices to effectively manage COVID-19 Enhancing local capacities through a community of research and practice on building inclusive cities. Day 1 - September 20, 2021 / 16: 30 IST Responsive urban planning framework towards building equitable and inclusive cities in the wake of Covid-19 Speakers: Shubhagato Dasgupta, Senior Fellow, CPR David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow, IIED  Yan F. Zhang, Senior Urban Economist, World Bank Fernando Mello Franco, Former Joint Secretary of Urban Planning, City of São Paulo Vidyadhar Phatak, Former Head of the Planning Division, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)  Peter Rabley, Venture Partner, Global Property Rights Portfolio, The Omidyar Network (tbc) Georg Jahnsen, Project Manager, SUD-SC, GIZ  Hong Soo Lee, Senior Urban Specialist (Smart Cities), Urban Sector Group, SDCC, ADB Jane Weru, Executive Director, Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT), N...
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

On behalf of Cities Alliance, GIZ India, Habitat for Humanity, World Bank, HSMI of HUDCO, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), the Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) initiative at Centre for Policy Research is pleased to invite you to the International Symposium on:

The session will be online via Zoom. To register, kindly fill this form.

or any queries, please email at sci-fi@cprindia.org.

DETAILED AGENDA

About the Symposium:

The objective of the event is to facilitate the discussion on the state of informal settlements in India, vis-à-vis the regulatory, legal, financial and planning interventions required in the long run to achieve resilient and inclusive cities. The symposium will aim at:

  • Discussing the challenges and vulnerabilities of the informal settlements
  • Rethinking how to mainstream the centrality of building city resilience, including sustainable livelihoods in urban development
  • Learning lessons from projects and good city practices to effectively manage COVID-19
  • Enhancing local capacities through a community of research and practice on building inclusive cities.

Day 1 - September 20, 2021 / 16: 30 IST

Responsive urban planning framework towards building equitable and inclusive cities in the wake of Covid-19

Speakers:

  • Shubhagato Dasgupta, Senior Fellow, CPR
  • David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow, IIED 
  • Yan F. Zhang, Senior Urban Economist, World Bank
  • Fernando Mello Franco, Former Joint Secretary of Urban Planning, City of São Paulo
  • Vidyadhar Phatak, Former Head of the Planning Division, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) 
  • Peter Rabley, Venture Partner, Global Property Rights Portfolio, The Omidyar Network (tbc)
  • Georg Jahnsen, Project Manager, SUD-SC, GIZ 
  • Hong Soo Lee, Senior Urban Specialist (Smart Cities), Urban Sector Group, SDCC, ADB
  • Jane Weru, Executive Director, Akiba Mashinani Trust (AMT), Nairobi 
  • Tereza Herling, Urban and Housing Specialist, Academic at Mackenzie University's Architecture and Urbanism School
  • Rebecca Ochong, Senior Manager, Habitat for Humanity International

Day 2 - September 22, 2021 / 16: 30 IST

Upgrading informal settlements to foster resilient cities against future pandemics

Speakers:

  • Anaclaudia Marinheiro Centeno Rossbach, Regional Manager LAC, Cities Alliance
  • G. Mathi Vathanan, IAS, Principal Secretary, HUDD, Govt of Odisha
  • Ajoy Sharma, IAS, CEO, PMIDC, Govt. of Punjab
  • Tri Dewi Virgiyanti, Director Housing and Settlement at Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Agency of Republic, Indonesia
  • Faizal Seedat, Senior Manager Planning, Human Settlements Unit, eThekwini Municipality, Durban
  • Ajay Suri, Senior Adviser - Inclusive Development, NIUA, India
  • Renu Khosla, Director, CURE
  • Frank Samol, Senior Project Manager, GIZ 
  • Marion Rono, Director of Housing- Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Nairobi City County
  • Shubhagato Dasgupta, Senior Fellow, CPR

Day 3 - September 24, 2021 / 16: 30 IST

Ensuring the integration of informal economy into the city value chain to combat economic adversities in the event of a pandemic

Speakers:

  • Anindita Mukherjee, Senior Researcher, CPR
  • Jorge Pérez-Jaramillo, Senior Consultant, World Bank
  • Maria Ana R. Oliveros, Former President, Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC)
  • Fernanda Garcia Monticelli, Subsecretary of Land Management and Neighbourhood Services, Socio-Urban Integration Secretariat, Argentina
  • Kulasekhara Chakravarthy, General Manager, National Housing Bank (tbc)
  • Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity, India
  • P Jayapal, Former Senior Executive Director, HUDCO
  • Amita Bhide, Professor, School of Habitat Studies, Centre for Environmental Health, TISS 
  • P Satish, Executive Director, Sa-Dhan 
  • Lara Shankar Chandra, Director - Strategy, Advocacy & Partnerships, Habitat for Humanity India
  • Akshaya Sen, Joint General Manager, HUDCO