Smart City Nashik Part 2, by Mr Gurmeet Bagga, Deputy Mayor Nashik

This is the transcript of the talk delivered by Mr. Gurmeet Bagga (Deputy Mayor, Nashik) on 29 June 2016 in the Nashik city Workshop PLEASE NOTE: [The facts and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and have not been verified or endorsed by the project team in any way] Mr Praveen…

Learning from Nashik – Workshop Report

The fourth and final workshop in our city workshop series was held in Nashik, Maharashtra from 30-31 May 2016. The workshop was organised by a local NGO – Moolbhoot Hakka Andolan (MHA) with the support of Shilpa Dahake (PhD student in IISER, Mohali). The workshop was organised under several themes relevant to Nashik – Smart…

Learning from Navi Mumbai – Workshop Report

by Ayona Datta The third workshop in our series was on Navi Mumbai’s urban future. This workshop was held from 27-28 May 2016 and was locally organised by Dr Ratoola Kundu, from the School of Habitat Studies in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Through the two days of workshop, we brought together a…

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  Programme 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,…

Learning from Varanasi – Workshop Report

by William Gould  Introduction to the project The Utopian Cities project was introduced by Drs Ayona Datta and Anu Sabhlok by firstly explaining the overall rationale for the project as a whole and secondly by looking at what would come up for the second workshop in Chandigarh.  Utopian Cities involves the setting up of four…

Learning from Chandigarh – Workshop Report

by Anu Sabhlok The workshop in Chandigarh brought together multiple stakeholders in the city. It was planned to foster conversation between academics, bureaucrats, NGOs and activists on the contested histories and imagined futures for Chandigarh. In that sense, the discussion revealed the connections between the past, present and futures – the spatial and temporal linkages…

Navi Mumbai Workshop

UTOPIAN PLANS, PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE Indian cities are at the centre of intense debates and discussions on the pathways of trajectories of urbanisation. Competing utopian visions clash with each other to exert their influence on how to imagine, shape and therefore develop cities. Often, these imaginations or visions of a utopian city are top down…

Chandigarh Workshop

Learning from the Utopian City:  Chandigarh Date: 28th & 29th February Venue: Conference Room, Academic Block 1 (First Floor), IISER Mohali  Programme Sunday February 28th, 2016 9.00 – 9.30 – Tea/coffee and arrivals 9.30- 10.00 – Introduction to the Utopian Cities Project, by Profs. Ayona Datta, William Gould and Anu Sabhlok Panel One 10.00 – 10.30: Prof. Rajiv…

Varanasi Workshop

Learning from the Utopian City:  Varanasi Date: 25th February, 2016 Venue: Conference Room, Gandhi Technology Alumni Center (GTAC), IIT(BHU), BHU Campus, Varanasi  Programme 9.30 – 10.00 – Tea/coffee and arrivals 10.00- 10.30 – Introduction to the Utopian Cities Project by Profs. Ayona Datta, William Gould and Anu Sablok 10.30 – 11.30 – Panel One: Varanasi and urban…