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Public lectures/ Seminars/ Panel Discussion

Our public lectures and seminars cover an eclectic range of themes, with planners, authors, academics, and artists sharing their work with students.


The Inside Story of JAGA Mission, Odisha. Inaugural Session of of New Lecture Series. Land, Housing and Property Rights: Tracing Policy Shifts and Emerging Issues in India and the Global South

Date: Mar 15, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm
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From Janta Colony to Janta Colony Bombay Housing (1950 – 1983) with Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran, and Simpreet Singh

Date: Feb 10, 2016
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A panacea or a myth? Market-based provision of affordable rental housing in Mumbai, India by Faizan Jawed Siddiqui, doctoral student at MIT

Date: Dec 09, 2016
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‘Understanding Homeland/s and Identities: A Study of Barkas in Hyderabad’ by Dr. Anushyama Mukherjee, Research Assistant, Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Date: Jul 17, 2017
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‘City of Waters: Uncertainty and the Future Urban’ with Nikhil Anand, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Date: Jul 24, 2017
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Lisa Björkman discusses her book ‘Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai’

Date: Jan 02, 2018
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‘Colombo: The making of a world class city’ with Iromi Perera, Colombo based independent researcher and activist

Date: Dec 11, 2017
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“Alice in Wonderland? Some critical reflections on the work of Unnayan and of a life of initiatives and experiments in social action and self-realisation” by Jai Sen

Date: Jan 29, 2018
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‘Difficult’ Pollutant; Framing Vulnerability through an Uncertain Ontology by Mr. Arif Hayat Nairang.

Date: Jan 08, 2018
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‘Hearing their voices: Labor representation in the garment industry in South Asia’ by Dr. Sanchita Banerjee Saxena, Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies (Institute), University of California at Berkeley

Date: Jul 30, 2018
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‘What is ‘urban’ in India?’ by Arindam Jana

Date: Aug 24, 2018
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‘How is India Planning (or not) its Human Settlements?’ By Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Associate Professor, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago

Date: Jun 17, 2016
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Promoting “science city” to “smart city”: But what of inclusive cities?

Date: Nov 19, 2018
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E-lecture on planning milestones in the city of Mumbai in the past 50 years with Dr. Vidyadhar Pathak, Dean, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University.

Date: Aug 19, 2016
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Date: Nov 13, 2020
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Public lecture critically evaluating the transition to CNG for Delhi’s bus fleet by Prof. Madhav Badami

Date: Dec 18, 2019
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‘Digital Labour Platforms: tracing technological shifts in the informal economy’ with Aditi Surie

Date: Nov 29, 2019
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“What is going on in the Brazilian Urban Agenda?” with Dr. Pedro Novais

Date: Aug 23, 2019
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‘Painting the City’ with Sudhir Patwardhan

Date: Sep 09, 2019
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