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Conference on Rethinking Urbanisation

Session 1 - Rule of Law and Democracy

  • 74th Constitutional Amendment Act - Derelict by Design or Default by Matthew Idiculla 
  • Amendments to Land, Coastal and Environmental Laws by Meenakshi Kapoor, Namati
  • Misleading Planning - Definitions, Maps and Plans by Shweta Wagh, KRVIA

Session 2 - Displacement by Design

  • Reimagining Urban Infrastructure by Prof. Amita Bhide, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Ousted by Special Purpose Vehicles and Task Forces by Vinay Baindur, Independent researcher
  • Loss of biodiversity and urban commons by Vishwanath Srikantaiah, Biome Trust

Session 3 - Right to the City

  • Urban poor and the Right to Shelter by Karen Coelho, Madras Institute of Development Studies
  • Street vendors, pedestrians and the Right of Way by Vinay Sreenivasa, Alternate Law Forum
  • Informal Waste Pickers and the Right to Livelihood by Lakshmi Narayan, Swachh-KKPKP

Session 4 - Fooled by Smartness

  • Housing and land rights in Smart Cities by Aravind Unni, Indo-Global Social Service Society
  • Digital divides and Social marginalisation by Dr. Rumi Aijaz, Observer Research Foundation

Session 5 - The Urban Futures - Between the Smart and Unsmart

  • By Dr. Darshini Mahadevia, CEPT University


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