Governing Cities: The Missing Links

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Governing Cities: The Missing Links
Governing Cities: The Missing Links
Governing Cities: The Missing Links

Governing Cities: The Missing Links

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The State of Cities – #CityConversations with Prof Amita Bhide on Governing Cities: The Missing Links

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

The State of Cities – #CityConversations

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: February 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


Amita Bhide edited

Prof Amita Bhide
Professor and Dean,
School of Habitat Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Dr. Amita Bhide is currently a Dean and Professor in the School of Habitat Studies, TISS, Mumbai. She has been deeply involved in studying issues related to urban poor communities, community organization and housing rights movements, and advocacy groups.  Professor Bhide’s recent work at the School of Habitat Studies has been on issues of urban development, in particular those concerning urban transformations and their link to inclusive and sustainable development.

She has extensively researched urban local governance and planning, water and sanitation, housing, and land issues. She attempts to develop a theoretical and action model of urbanisation that is relevant for the global south through an engagement with several transformative groups at the city, provincial and national scales.

The geographic focus of her work is Mumbai while more recent engagement is with small and medium towns. She also heads the M East Ward Social and Economic Transformation Program, an action research project that seeks to create a model of inclusive urban development in M East Ward, the poorest municipal ward in Mumbai.

Her recent publications include – ‘Informal Settlements, the emerging response to COVID and the imperative of changing the narrative’, ‘Everyday violence, everyday life, and bottom-up peacebuilding initiatives by urban poor in Mumbai’, and ‘Colonising the Slum’.



Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan;
Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI, New Delhi


Vinay Baindur

Vinay Baindur
Researcher and activist,
Urban reforms, governance, water reforms, and policy

Mathew Idiculla

Mathew Idiculla
Independent legal and policy consultant;
Visiting faculty, School of Policy and Governance,
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Sameer Unhale

Sameer Unhale
Joint Commissioner,
Department of Municipal Administration,
Government of Maharashtra

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