Nashik Workshop

Nashik as Utopia: Exploring Multiple Perspectives on Urban Planning and Governance

Date: 30th– 31st May 2016

Venue:Harmony Hall, Human Resource Development Centre CMEF Trust Nashik


Day 1: 30th May 2016, Monday

  Topic Speaker
09:00 am Welcome Chhaya Deo
09:15 – 10:00 am Introduction to the project and lessons from past workshops in Varanasi, Chandigarh and Navi Mumbai Dr. Ayona Datta (University of Leeds) and Dr. Anu Sabhlok (IISER Mohali)
Session 1: Nashik as a Smart City (convenor: Dr. Milind Wagh)
10:00 – 10:20 am Conceptualizing Nashik as a Smart City: An enquiry into Past and Present Dr. Praveen Gedam (Commissioner, NMC)
10:20 – 10:40 am Perspective of People’s Representative on Smart City Project Gurmeet Bagga (Deputy Mayor, NMC)
10:40 – 11:10 am From JNNURM to Smart Cities: A transition in Perspective and Practice Himanshu Burte (Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, TISS)
11:10 – 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 – 11:45 am:  Tea break
Session 2: Housing and Spatial Understanding of Nashik (convenor: Dr. Sanjay Sawle)
11:45 – 12:00 pm Critical Analysis of Housing Policies and Initiatives Bakir Zafar (Architect)
12:00 – 12:15 pm Conceptualization of Eco-housing Naresh Bhadakwade (Eco-housing expert)
12:15 – 12:30 pm Addressing the Plight of Slum Dwellers Manohar Pagare (Activist working with slum dwellers)
12:30 – 01:15 pm Discussion
01:15 – 02:00 pm: Lunch Break
Session 3: Water and Waste Management in Nashik (convenor: Mukund Dixit)
02:00 – 02:15 pm Contestation over Distribution of Water Advocate Vasudha Karad (City Secretary, CPI(M))
02:15 – 02:30 pm Understanding Decentralization of Waste Management Shrikant Navrekar (Nirmal Gram Nirman Kendra)
02:30 – 02:45 pm Experiences of Compost Project Advocate Tanaji Jaybhave (Corporator, NMC)
02:45 – 03:30 pm Discussion
03:30 – 03:45 pm: Tea break
Session 4: Nashik through cultural and environmental lens (convenor: Yogesh Shastri)
03:45 – 04:00 pm Nashik: Cultural Pasts and Futures Dr. Aditi Deo (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IISER Pune)
04:00 – 04:15 pm Needs/ efforts to Increase Green Cover in Nashik Biswaroop Raha (Wildlife Warden, Member of Bombay Natural History Society)
04:15 – 04:30 pm Fight to Revive Godavari to its Past Glory Rajesh Pandit (Godavari Gatarikaran Virodhi Manch)
04:30 – 05:15 pm Discussion

Day 2: 31st May 2016, Tuesday 

  Topic Speaker
Session 5: Issues of Health and Education in Nashik (convenor: Sachin Malegaonkar)
09:15 – 09:30 am Critical Analysis of Health policies Santosh Jadhav (Loknirnay)
09:30 – 09:45 am Strengthening Municipal Schools in Nashik City: Challenges and Path Ahead Umesh Dongre (Administrator, Nashik Municipal Corporation Education Board)
09:45 – 10:00 am Critical Analysis of Higher Education in Nashik Dr. Milind Wagh (Ex-senate member, Savitribai Phule Pune University)
10:00 – 10:45 am Discussion
10:45 – 11:00 am: Tea break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Concluding session Dr. Ayona Datta (University of Leeds) and Dr. Anu Sabhlok (IISER Mohali)

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