Video: City Reflections: A Practitioner’s Experience in Urban Governance amidst Uncertain Times

The State of Cities – #CityConversations | A Book Discussion on City Reflections: A Practitioner’s Experience in Urban Governance amidst Uncertain Times with Sameer Unhale

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#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

A Book Discussion on

A Practitioner’s Experience in Urban Governance amidst Uncertain Times

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: October 22, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. IST
Platforms: Zoom | Facebook Live | YouTube | Spotify | Google Podcasts

Author and Speaker:

Sameer Unhale
Urban Practitioner


Dr Rumi Aijaz
Senior Fellow, ORF Urban Policy Research Initiative


Prof Mahalaya Chatterjee
Professor of Economics, and Co-ordinator, Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Management and Planning, University of Calcutta

Prof Manjula Bharathy
Professor & Dean, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Sayli Udas Mankikar
Head, City Climate Alliance, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi


Dr Simi Mehta

CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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