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Engaging the Urban from the Periphery
Engaging the Urban from the Periphery

Engaging the Urban from the Periphery

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The State of Cities- #CityConversations on Engaging the Urban from the Periphery

Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS)IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to

The State of Cities – #CityConversations

Engaging the Urban from the Periphery

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: July 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


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Dr Shubhra Gururani
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto

Shubhra Gururani is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Toronto. She is an affiliate of the CITY Institute, York Center for Asian Research, and the Center for Feminist Research. Her current research focuses on the political ecology of urban peripheries and examines the politics of land acquisition, planning, and infrastructure in Gurgaon, India.


Dr Loraine Kennedy
CNRS Research Director, Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

Loraine Kennedy is CNRS Research Director at the Centre for South Asian Studies (CEIAS) at the École des Hautes Études (EHESS) in Paris. Her research focuses on contemporary India and engages with three main areas: state spatial rescaling, the politics of urban development and metropolitan governance. She is currently serving as Trustee of the Urban Studies Foundation.

Ashima Sood

Dr Ashima Sood
Associate Professor, Anant National University, Ahmedabad

Ashima Sood is an Associate Professor at Anant National University and co-Director of the Centre for Urbanism and Cultural Economics. Her research lies at the intersection of institutional economics and urban and development studies. It combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies to examine privatized forms of urban governance and informal public spaces in India.

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Prof Carol Upadhya
Professor, School of Social Sciences, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore

Carol Upadhya, a social anthropologist, is Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, where she leads the Urban & Mobility Studies Programme. Her research interests include Indian software capital and labour; the reconstitution of the Indian middle class; transnational migration and regional diasporas in India; and real estate development and the urbanization of rural landscapes. Recent and ongoing research projects include: Speculative Urbanism: Land, Livelihoods, and Finance Capital, a comparative study of real estate-led urbanization in Jakarta and Bangalore; ‘World-City’ Planning in Andhra Pradesh: A New Model for Urbanisation?; and India’s Changing Cityscapes: Work, Migration and Livelihoods. She is the author of Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy (2016) and co-editor of Provincial Globalization in India: Transregional Mobilities and Development Politics (2018).

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Liubing Xie
PhD Scholar (City and Regional Planning), University of California, Berkeley


Pratik Mishra
PhD Scholar (Geography), King’s College London

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Ankita Rathi
Research Fellow, Institute of Rural Management Anand, Gujarat



Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay,
Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati University, Santi-Niketan, West Bengal; Senior Visiting Fellow, IMPRINew Delhi


Engaging the Urban from the Periphery

Engaging the Urban from the Periphery

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