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The Kinetic City & Other Essays

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Mon, Nov 29, 2021 from 12:30pm — 01:30pm

VENUE
Webinar

Register for the talk The Kinetic City (ArchiTangle, 2021) presents Rahul Mehrotra’s writings over the last thirty years and illustrates his long-term engagement with and analysis of urbanism in India. This work has given rise to a new conceptualization of the city. Mehrotra calls it the Kinetic City, a counterpoint to the Static City, as […]

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Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India

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Tue, Nov 5, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Economic corridors — ambitious infrastructural development projects throughout Asia and Africa — are dramatically redefining the shape of urbanization. As these corridors cut across croplands, the conversion of agricultural lands into new urban uses has erupted in volatile land conflicts. This talk will focus on urbanization along the first economic corridor built in India, the […]

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Tools for Urban Conservation in Lucknow: Advocacy, Politics, and Civic Engagement

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Mon, Oct 28, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Urban conservation is often a pressing challenge in historic Indian cities experiencing the pressures of development. Many cities, often lacking any viable local-level policy and enforcement, have resorted to alternative tools, often citizen-led, to accomplish the goal of conservation. This seminar will explore the tools of advocacy, politics, and civic engagement through recent examples from the city of Lucknow in northern India.

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Who Should Own Road Safety? Tackling a Hidden Pandemic

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Thu, May 30, 2019 from 06:00pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
India International Centre

ADDRESS
India International Centre
#40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Delhi, India

In the past decade, over 1.3 million people have been killed in road crashes in India. Ten times more have been left seriously injured or permanently disabled. The issue has emerged as the single biggest killer of young people in India (15-45 age group). Given the multiplicity of agencies and overlapping responsibilities, where should the accountability […]

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Production of City Space in India: Class, Caste, and Grayness

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Tue, Mar 26, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sripad Motiram, Associate Professor of Economics and Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Boston Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Co-Director, Asian Political Economy Program (Political Economy Research Institute) and Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst Sripad Motiram and Vamsi Vakulabharanam will discuss how space is structured in two Indian cities, Hyderabad and Mumbai, along […]

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Sri Lankan Narrations and Building Schemes by Minnette de Silva

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Tue, Feb 26, 2019 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

In her building and writing, architect Minnette de Silva sought to recreate a “felicitous community spirit” across social and cultural differences, as stated in her memoir — a text on the significant multi-family housing project her office undertook. In this event, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Assistant Professor of the Department of Architecture at Columbia University, will […]

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Colossus: Delhi in Theory

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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

India’s National Capital Region now includes parts of four states and about 30 million people. It is in the vanguard of global urban change of a particular type—the rise of the colossal metropolis. What do we know and can say about its spatial structure (and change) and social structure (and change)? How well does existing “urban theory” prepare us for Delhi? To what extent does Delhi prepare us for a new “urban theory”? How much of it is global, how much Indian, and how much just Delhi itself?

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Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development

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Fri, Sep 8, 2017 from 06:00pm — 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S153
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

A South Asia Institute Urbanization Seminar Series: “Understanding India’s New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development” Sanjeev Vidyarthi Author; Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, The University of Illinois at Chicago Moderated by Rahul Mehrotra Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of […]

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Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters 

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Mon, Nov 14, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Lisa Bjorkman, Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design In the Indian city of Mumbai, two dazzling decades of urban development and roaring economic growth have presided over the steady deterioration – and sometimes spectacular breakdown – of the city’s […]

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Urbanization in South Asia: Conversations from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

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Mon, Oct 17, 2016 from 06:30pm — 08:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Urbanization Seminar Dr. A Ravindra, Chairman, Institute for Social & Economic Change, Bangalore Adnan Morshed, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America  Mubbashir Rizvi, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Georgetown University Chair: Sai Balakrishnan, Assistant Professor in Urban Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design This panel brings together three urban scholars […]

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