The State of Cities – #CityConversations

A #WebPolicyTalk series by the #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban, and Regional Studies (CHURS)

As per the recent World Bank Report, India’s urbanization is messy and hidden. The impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare the shortcomings of Indian cities in addressing urban densification and inadequate provision of urban basic services including drinking water and sanitation. Especially the population living in slums and peri-urban areas stand particularly vulnerable to diseases like the COVID-19. Health experts have opined that the citizens need to think in terms of living with this virus for at least two years. The COVID-19 pandemic has already significantly altered urban life in terms of peoples’ movement and mode of work and the fate of millions of small businesses and workers that make cities. Public debates and discussions are increasingly addressing the urgent need to rethink the way we organize cities, design economic activities, and set up decision-making processes at different scales. It is important to know how cities can better respond to current and future crises. 

With the above background, the #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS) is carrying out a discussion series called The State of Cities – #CityConversations to engage with experts on urban and regional studies, who share their insights on urbanization and challenges towards sustainable and inclusive cities.

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The #WebPolicyTalks are conducted via Zoom webinars and streamed live on Facebook. The event video is available on the IMPRI YouTube Channel, thereafter. A recording of the session is also available on the #WebPolicyTalk: Live at IMPRI podcast, on Spotify and Google Podcasts. An event report is published based on the deliberations and wider dissemination takes place through media coverage.

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The audience is composed mostly of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and University and college students across India and other countries. 

The outcome of the deliberations is disseminated through various social media platforms and media outlets and is aimed at contributing to the future courses of action for policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and civil society organizations.

Below is the list of #CityConversations events, along with links to the relevant details:

#CityConversations – Events

Release of Telephonic Survey Findings of Life in Era of COVID-19: Impact of Lockdown 3.0 on CityMakers in India

Date: 27 May 2020 | 6:00PM
Speakers: Wendy Olsen | Ruth Steiner | Sandeep Chachra | Arjun Kumar | Balwant Singh Mehta | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Abhinav Alakshendra
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

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#CitiesEdition #Delhi on “Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact of Lockdown 3.0 on CityMakers

Date: 6 June 2020 | 6: 00 PM
Speakers: Shakti Kak | Sanjeev Jha | Shipra Maitra | B.K. Sharma | Rashmi Singh | Indu Prakash Singh | Balwant Singh Mehta | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Bharat Singh | Simi Mehta | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

Life in the Era of COVID-19: Impact of Lockdown 3.0 on City Makers
Date: 6 June 2020 | 4:00PM
Speakers: M Ramachandran | Govind Kelkar | Utpal K De | I C Awasthi | Indu Prakash Singh | Balwant Singh Mehta | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Nitin Tagade | Manorama Bakshi | Simi Mehta | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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Rethinking City Governance amid COVID 19

Panel Discussion
Re-thinking City Governance Amid COVID-19
Date: 19 June 2020 | 5:00 PM
Speakers : Shipra Maitra | Bharathy Jayaprakash | Raj Cherubal | Irudaya Rajan | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | K Mangaleswaran | N Rajavel | Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview | Delhi Post

Panel Discussion
Non-Ownership Housing in the Glocalised Real Estate Market
Date: 8 August 2020 | 2:30 PM
Speakers: Darshini Mahadevia | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Akshaya K Sen | Piyush Tiwari | Sameer Unhale | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Mukta Naik | Dhaval Monani | Pavan Dixit | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth ki Awaaz | Delhi Post | Counterview.net

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Tikender Pawar CityConversations with Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay

Urban Practice in Post-COVID-19 Era
Date: 13 October 2020 | 11:30 AM
Speakers: Tikender Panwar | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Sameer Unhale | Arjun Kumar | Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

The State of Finances of Cities in India
Date: 15 October 2020 | 6:30 PM
Speakers: Ravikant Joshi | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Simi Mehta | Sunidhi Agarwal
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Governance of Smart Cities or Smart Governance?
Date: 19 October 2020 | 5:00 PM
Speakers: Tathagata Chatterji | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Sunidhi Agarwal
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Indrastra | Youth Ki Awaaz


How can local be made vocal in city governance
Date: 28 October 2020 | 3:30 PM
Speakers: M Ramachandran | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: The Pioneer | Opinion Express | Youth Ki Awaaz

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Expectations from Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) – 2041
Date: 11 November 2020 | 6:30 PM
Speakers: Rumi Aijaz | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Shipra Maitra | Shyamala Mani | Arvind Unni | Simi Mehta | Sameer Unhale
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz


Enabling Comprehensive Urban Environmental Framework in Indian Cities
Date: 18 November 2020 | 4:00 PM
Speakers: Jenia Mukherjee | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Sameer Unhale | Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Indrastra | Youth Ki Awaaz

Enabling Comprehensive Urban Environmental Framework in Indian Cities Significance Challenges and the Way Forward amidst COVID 19 Pandemic
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Everyday Governance in Indian Cities
Date: 19 November 2020 | 6:30 PM
Speakers: Natasha Cornea | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz


Assorted City- A Reading of Contemporary Indian Urbanity
Date: 10 December 2020 | 2:30 PM
Speakers: Suptendu P. Biswas | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

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Invisible Migrants and Hidden Occupations in the City
Date: 26 November 2020 | 6:30 PM
Speakers: Priya Deshingkar | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | R B Bhagat | Sameer Unhale | Arup Mitra | Nabeela Ahmed | Simi Mehta | P C Mohanan | Ziming Li | Utpal K De
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz


An Additional Anathema for Our Cities and Policy Directions
Date: 7 December 2020 | 6:00 PM
Speakers: Kala Seetharam Sridhar | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Ziming Li
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

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Transforming (Urban) India— bit by bit
Date: 10 December 2020 | 2:30 PM
Speakers: Jagan Shah | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Mukta Naik | Deepty Jain
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz


Disasters Beyond the City
Date: 16 December 2020 | 8:30 PM
Speakers: Andrew Rumbach | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Abhinav Alakshendra | Binayak Sundas | Dhiraj Burman | Ruma Kundu | Sunidhi Agarwal
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

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Slum-urbanisation in South Asia: The Experience of Kolkata
Date: 17 December 2020 | 2:30 PM
Speakers: Mahalaya Chatterjee| Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Souvanic Roy
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz


Has the Urban been Depoliticized?
Date: 18 December 2020 | 8:30 PM
Speakers: Nipesh P Narayanan | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | P Sridhar | Sameer Unhale
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

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Can the migrant be heard by our cities? Migration, Exclusionary Urbanisation and the Precarious State of Affairs
Date: 22 December 2020 | 5 PM
Speakers: Ashima Sood | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | R B Bhagat | Gopa Samantha
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

Urban Governance in China and India
Date: 7 January 2021 | 8:30 PM
Speakers: Xuefei Ren | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Akshay K Sen | Kala Sridhar | Ziming Li | Sayli Udas Manikakar | Sameer Unhale
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | IndraStra Global

Xuefei Ren CityConversations Slum urbanisation in South Asia The Experience of Kolkata

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Special Lecture
Towards New India’s Urban Transformation: What needs to change?
Date: 16 January 2021 | 5 PM
Speakers: Kirtee Shah | Rajeev Gowda | Shyamala Mani| Anant Maringanti | Tathagata Chatterji | Tikender Panwar | Sameer Unhale | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz


Thinking Ecologically about Development in India’s Cities
Date: 21 January 2021 | 5 PM
Speakers: Harini Nagendra | Sucharita Sen | Jenia Mukherjee | Sameer Unhale | Simi Mehta | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

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Inclusive Urbanisation amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Participatory Research Methodology Makes a Difference
Date: 22 January 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers: Rajesh Tandon | M Ramachandran | Chetan Vaidya | Jyoti Chandiramani | Sameer Unhale | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth ki Awaaz

Special Lecture
Urban employment and social policy in the wake of COVID-19
Date: 28 January 2021 | 5 PM
Speakers: Amit Basole | Santosh Mehrotra | Neeraj V Prasad | Sameer Unhale | Urvashi Prasad | Varun Aggarwal | Chandan Kumar | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview.org

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The Status Quo in India’s Cities: How to break it?
Date: 1 March 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers: Srikanth Viswanathan | Srinivas Alavilli | Tathagata Chatterji | Shubhagato Dasgupta | Lalitha Kamath | Sameer Unhale | Tikender Singh Panwar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

Special Lecture
The State of Real Estate and Housing in India amidst COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and Way Forward
Date: 13 March 2021 | 11 AM
Speakers: P S N Rao | Amita Bhide | Akshay K Sen | Pavan Dixit | Dhaval Monani | Sameer Unhale | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Counterview | Youth Ki Awaaz

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Infrastructuring the City: Trajectories of violence
Date: 7 April 2021 | 7:30 PM
Speakers: Deljana Iossifova | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay | Darshini Mahadevia | Kala Sridhar | Ambika Viswanath | Rumi Aijaz | Sameer Unhale | Ziming Li | Arjun Kumar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Counterview | Daily Mail India

Re-Form: Lessons for Urban Governance Futures from the Pandemic
Date: 15 April 2021 | 5 PM
Speakers: Shubhagato Dasgupta | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay | Arjun Kumar | Santosh Mehrotra | Souvanic Roy | Sameer Unhale | Tikender Singh Panwar | Sayli Udas Manikakar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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Book Discussion
Neighborhoods in Urban India: In Between Home and the City
Date: 5 May 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers: Dev Pathak | Rumi Aijaz | Arjun Kumar | Arvind Kumar | Sumedha Dutta | Sameer Unhale | Mukta Naik | Binti Singh | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview


Deepening Democracy in Cities: Can Research play a role?
Date: 6 May 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers: Ankur Sarin | Tathagata Chatterji | Simi Mehta | Tikender Panwar | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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India’s Urban Transformation: Marching towards Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030
Date: 10 May 2021 | 6:00 PM
Speakers: Jyoti Chandiramani | Simi Mehta | Tikender Panwar | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay | Seetha Prabhu | Sameer Unhale
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

India’s Smart Cities Mission: Light Houses?
Date: 18 May 2021 | 6:00 PM
Speakers: Manoj Parmar | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay | Sameer Unhale | Binti Singh | Tathagata Chatterji | Gopa Samanta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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A People’s War Against COVID 19: Unmasking the Governing Power in China
Date: 28 May 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers: Xiangming Chen |  Ziming Li | Soumaydip Chattopadhyay | Jagan Shah | Tathagata Chatterji | Shubhagato Dasgupta | Xuefei Ren |
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

Urban Political Economy and Governance
Date: 13 July 2021 | 7 PM
Speakers: Shahana Chattaraj | Arindam Biswas | Diganta Kumar Das | Neha Sami | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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Disenfranchised Migrants and the City: Theory and Evidence Date: 13 July 2021 | 7 PM
Speakers: Ashwani Kumar | Srishtee Sethi |  Bhagirathi Panda | Arvind Pandey | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

Social Dimensions of Resilience: Challenges of Inner-city Redevelopment, Impact, and the Way Forward Date: 11 Aug 2021 | 6.30 PM
Speakers: Souvanic Roy | Rumi Aijaz |  Shipra Maitra | Ashima Sood | Tathagata Chatterjee | Tikender Singh Panwar
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Climate Migration and Urban Planning in Bangladesh: Impact and Way Forward

Date: 25 August 2021 | 3:00 PM Speakers: Reazul Ahsan | Bina Sengar | Simi Mehta
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

The Serendipity Mindset: The Art & Science of Creating Good Luck, in Cities and Beyond

Date: 8 September 2021 | 8:00 PM IST Speakers: Reazul Ahsan | Bina Sengar |  Simi Mehta
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Urban Water, Food and Waste Cycling, and Socio-economic Equity
Date: 9 September 2021 | 6 PM IST Speakers: Suhasini Ayer | Shyamala Mani |  Fawzia Tarannum
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Addressing Equity through Planning and Placemaking: Age-Friendly Communities
Date: 01 October 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers: Ajith Kaliyath |  Ryan Woolrych | Anagha Tendulkar |  Rumi Aijaz
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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CityConversations Ajith Kaliyath Addressing Equity through Planning and Placemaking Age Friendly Communities Panelists 2

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The Housing Market amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: 9 October 2021 | 4 PM
Speakers: Prashant Thakur | Rumi Aijaz | Akshaya K. Sen | Pavan Dixit
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

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The City as Environment
Date: 29 Oct 2021 | 6:00 PM
Speakers: Awadhendra Sharan | Rumi Aijaz | Ravikant Joshi | R. B. Bhagat | Gopa Samanta | V. P. Sati
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

The State of the Peri-Urban
Date: 16 November 2021 | 6 PM
Speakers:  Kanchan Gandhi | Rumi Aijaz | Sameer Unhale | Bhawna Bali | Ashima Sood
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Gendering Vulnerability Research in the Peri-urban
Date: 14 January 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers:  Vishal Narain | Ramakrishna Nallathiga | Divya Gupta | Meenakshi Sinha | Sameer Unhale | Jenia Mukherjee | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth ki Awaaz | Counterview

Governance Challenges in India’s Small Towns
Date: 18 January 2022 | 6:30 PM
Speakers: Tariq Thachil | Debapriya Chakrabarti | Sameer Unhale | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz

CityConversations Dr Tariq Thachil Governance Challenges in Indias Small Towns Panelists 1
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Managing COVID-19 in India’s Cities: Reshaping people’s everyday lives in poorer urban neighborhoods
Date: 20 January 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers:  Glyn Williams | M Vijayabaskar | Debolina Kundu | Sameer Unhale | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview



Small Cities and Environmental Governance in Gujarat and West Bengal: Need for external intervention or capacity building?
Date: 20 January 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers:  René Véron | M Vijayabaskar | Debolina Kundu | Sameer Unhale | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

CityConversations Prof Rene Veron Small Cities and Environmental Governance in Gujarat and West Bengal Need for external intervention or capacity building Panelists 2 1
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Cities and Union Budget 2022-23
Date: 04 February 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers: Rumi Aijaz | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Chetan Vaidya | Mahalaya Chatterjee | Sandeep Thakur | Tathagata Chatterji | Vishwa Nath Alok | Sameer Unhale | Aravind Unni | Tanaji Chakravorty
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

Governing Cities: The Missing Links
Date: 09 February 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers:  Amita Bhide | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Vinay Baindur | Mathew Idiculla | Sameer Unhale
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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CityConversations Prof Amita Bhide Governing Cities The Missing Links Panelists 1
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Regional Futures and the Dynamics of Digitalisation-as-Urbanisation
Date: 02 March 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers:  Ayona Datta | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Surajit Chakravrarty | Sameer Unhale | Tathagata Chatterji
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

Municipal Legislative ‘Reform’ through the Lens of Politics and Techno-Bureaucratic Processes
Date: 23 March 2022 | 6 PM
Speakers: Vinay Baindur | Manjula Bharathy | Anant Maringanti | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

CityConversations Vinay Baindur Municipal Legislative ‘Reform through the Lens of Politics and Techno Bureaucratic Processes Panelists 1
Informal Leadership and Development in Indias Urban Slums Dr Adam Auerbach

Informal Leadership and Development in India’s Urban Slums
Date: 7 April 2022 | 7 PM
Speakers: Adam Auerbach | Soumyadip Chattopadhyay | Lalitha Kamath | Pushpa Pathak
Details: Event Page | Event Report
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Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Counterview

#CityConversations – Team

Soumyadip IMPRI

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; IMPRI

Sameer Unhale

Sameer Unhale
Department of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra

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Dr Arjun Kumar
IMPRI

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