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Agenda

DAY 1: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

10.00 AM – 10.30 AM  |  INAUGURAL SESSION: INTRODUCTION & WELCOME

” WELCOME: “MAKING THE SUMMIT”
Raj Liberhan, Director, India Habitat Centre
Anupam Yog, Managing Director, Mirabilis Advisory

INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “LET'S TALK CITIES”
Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

NOTE: A presentation on ‘Pan-India’ by Prashant Panjiar was made at the end of this session.



10.30 AM – 12.00 PM  |  SESSION I: GLOBAL OVERVIEW

“URBANISATION AS A DEVELOPMENT POLICY: INDIA, CHINA AND THE WORLD”

Discussion Leaders:
Andrew Tan, CEO, National Environment Agency & Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore 
Philipp Rode, Executive Director, Urban Age, London School of Economics & Political Science
Somik Lall, Senior Economist, World Bank
Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Economic Advisor, MasterCard, ICICI & Southern Capital

Chair: Patricia Clarke Annez, Research Director, Wolfensohn Centre for Development at Brookings


12.00 PM – 12.30 PM  |  COFFEE BREAK


12.30 PM – 1.30 PM  |  SESSION II: THE URBAN ECONOMY

“BEYOND THE MEGACITIES: SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CITIES IN INDIA”

Discussion Leaders:
Ranbir Saran Das, Managing Director, Fairwood Consultants
Sudeshna Chatterjee, Partner, KCA & Urban Design Consultant for Naya Raipur

Chair: Jehangir Pocha, Co-Promoter, NewsX


1.30 PM – 2.30 PM  |  LUNCH


2.30 PM – 3.15 PM  |  SPECIAL SESSION

“ALTERNATIVE URBAN FUTURES FOR INDIA”
Keynote Address: M Ramachandran, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development

Chair: Ravi Singh, CEO & Secretary General, WWF – India


3.15 PM – 4.30 PM  | SESSION III: SUSTAINABILITY

“LINKING THE SUSTAINABILITY AND URBANISATION AGENDAS: TOWARDS GREEN CITIES”

Discussion Leaders:
Andrew Tindsley, Director, BDP
Gaurav Gupta, Director, The Climate Project - India
Sean Randolph, President & CEO, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Sanjeev Sanyal, Founder, The Sustainable Planet Institute

Co-Chairs:
Jaswinder Kaur, Managing Director – India, Cleantech Group LLC
Suman Bery, Director General, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

NOTE: Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India delivered a short address via video
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4.30 PM – 5.00 PM  | COFFEE BREAK


5.00 PM – 6.15 PM  | SESSION IV: EDUCATION

“FACILITATING AN URBAN RENAISSANCE: ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN CITYMAKING”

Discussion Leaders:
Baldeep Singh, Founder, Anad Foundation
Marina Faetanini, Programme Specialist, Social & Human Sciences, UNESCO
Jagan Shah, Chief Executive, Urban Space Consultants & Dean, Sushant School of Architecture
Ranjit Mitra, Director, School of Planning & Architecture

Chair: Ranjit Sabikhi, Founder Member, Institute of Urban Designers, India

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DAY 2: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

10.00 AM – 11.00 AM  |  SPECIAL SESSION

“MAKING CITIES WORK FOR GROWTH”

Keynote Address:
Hiroto Arakawa, Senior Special Advisor, Japan International Co-operation Agency

Chair: Ranjit Gupta, Chairman, Mirabilis Advisory


11.00 AM – 12.30 PM  |  SESSION V: TRANSPORT

“THE POLITICS OF URBAN MOBILITY: EVOLVING A NATIONAL URBAN TRANSPORT STRATEGY”

Discussion Leaders:

Geetam Tiwari, Transportation Research & Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology
Philipp Rode, Executive Director, Urban Age, London School of Economics & Political Science
Rakesh Mehta, Chief Secretary, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
Sam Miller, Author, Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

Chair: K C Sivaramkrishnan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Research
NOTE: Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Urban Development, Government of India presided over the session


12.30 PM – 1.45 PM  |  LUNCH


1.45 PM – 3.00 PM  |  SESSION VI: INCLUSION

“SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR URBAN REVITALISATION IN INDIA”

Discussion Leaders:
Ashish Ganju, Project Director, Greha – Aya Nagar Development Project
Marcello Balbo, Professor, UNESCO Chair on Social and Spatial Integration of Migrants, IUAV, University of Venice, Italy
Pankaj Vir Gupta, Partner, Vir Mueller Architects
Rahul Srivastava, Founding Partner, URBZ – User Generated Cities & Research Advisor, PUKAR

Chairs: Brigitte Colin, Human & Social Sciences, UNESCO Paris


3.00 PM – 3.30 PM  |  COFFEE BREAK


3.30 PM – 4.00 PM  |  SPECIAL SESSION

“ALTERNATIVE URBAN FUTURES FOR INDIA”
Keynote Address:
Kiran Dhingra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India

Co-Chairs: Raj Liberhan, Director, India Habitat Centre
Anupam Yog, Managing Director, Mirabilis Advisory


4.00 PM – 5.30 PM  |  SESSION VII: AFFORDABLE HOUSING

“AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN INDIA: BUILDING A NEW PARADIGM”

Discussion Leaders:
Nachiket Shelgikar, Director, Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC)
Nehal Shah, Managing Director, Foliage Developers
Rahul Todi, Managing Director, Bengal Shrachi Housing Development
Srinath S, Managing Director, Sorenson Housing Opportunity Fund
V S Radhakrishnan, COO, Janalakshmi

Chair: Ashish Karamchandani, Partner, Monitor Group

NOTE: Kiran Dhingra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India presided over this session

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DAY 3: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 2009

10.00 AM – 11.30 AM  |  SESSION VIII: URBAN REALITY – WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

“DRIVERS FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA: LEARNING FROM DIVERSITY”
Keynote Address: Keshav Varma, Head of Global Urban Programme, World Bank Institute

Discussion Leaders:
Amitabh Kant, CEO, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Corporation
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Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman, Institute for Competiveness, India
Peter Drummond, CEO, BDP
Shikha Jain, Director, Development & Research Organisation for Nature, Arts & Heritage (DRONA)

Chair: Rohan Sikri, Managing Director, Xander Advisors India (The Xander Group Inc.)

NOTE: The Institute for Competitiveness, India Report on India City Competitiveness 2009 was launched at the end of this session


 
11.30 AM – 12.00 PM  |  COFFEE BREAK
 

12.00 PM – 1.30 PM  |  SESSION IX: URBAN FUTURES – HOW DO WE GET THERE?

“LIVEABILITY IN THE URBAN DESIGN MATRIX: REVISITING PLANNING PARADIGMS”
Keynote Address: K T Ravindran, President, Institute of Urban Designers, India

Discussion Leaders:
A. Mahendra, Deputy General Manager, Business Development & Marketing, JUSCO Ltd.
Manit Rastogi, Director, Morphogenesis & Director, Sushant School of Architecture
Sanjeev Sanyal, Founder, The Sustainable Planet Institute
Shyam Khandekar, Director, BDP

Co-Chairs:
Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Chetan Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs


1.30 PM – 3.00 PM  |  LUNCH


3.00 PM – 4.30 PM  |  PANEL DISCUSSION

“THE FUTURE CITY: WHOSE CITY IS IT ANYWAY?”

Discussion Leaders:
Arbind Singh, Founder, Nidan & Co-ordinator, National Association of Street Vendors of India
Jehangir Pocha, Co-Promoter, NewsX
K C Sivaramakrishnan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Research
Kiran Karnik, Honorary President, India Habitat Centre
Meera Sanyal, Executive Vice President & Country Head, ABN Amro India
Ravi Singh, CEO & Secretary General, World Wide Fund for Nature-India

Chair: Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

NOTE: ‘The Alternative Urban Futures Report’ prepared for WWF India by Mirabilis Advisory was launched at the end of this session.


4.30 PM – 5.00 PM  |  COFFEE BREAK


5.00 PM – 6.00 PM  |  SESSION X: CATALYSING URBAN CHANGE

“CREATING ‘CHAMPION CITIES’: DELIVERING ENDURING URBAN LEGACIES”

Discussion Leaders:
Kiran Karnik, President, India Habitat Centre
Paul Taylor, Chief, Office of the Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi

Co-Chairs:
Raj Liberhan, Director, India Habitat Centre
Anupam Yog, Managing Director, Mirabilis Advisory

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PUBLIC FORA

DAY 1: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

6.30 PM – 8.00 PM  |  PUBLIC FORUM @ THE AMPHITHEATRE

“WILL DELHI BECOME WALKABLE?”

Discussion Leaders:
O P Agarwal, CEO, Urban Mass Transit Company & Vice President, Institute of Urban Transport
Philipp Rode, Executive Director, Urban Age, London School of Economics & Political Science
Rakesh Mehta, Chief Secretary, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
Sam Miller, Author, Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

Chair: Jyoti Thottam, South Asia Bureau Chief, TIME Magazine

 

DAY 2: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

6.00 PM – 7.30 PM  |  PUBLIC FORUM @ THE AMPHITHEATRE

“MAKING INDIA’S CITIES WORK: NEW STRATEGIES FOR URBAN GOVERNANCE”

Discussion Leaders:
K C Sivaramkrishnan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Research
Meera Sanyal, Executive Vice President & Country Head, ABN Amro India
William Bissell, Managing Director, FabIndia & Author, “Making India Work”
Yogesh Chandra, CEO, Coca Cola Foundation

Chair: K Yatish Rajawat, Managing Editor, Bhaskar Group