Webinar on 'Making Cities Belong to those who Build Them: Towards a More Inclusive Urbanization'

Updated: Aug 12

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The Bahá’í Chair for Studies in Development is organizing a series of webinars on the social and economic impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on India’s most vulnerable populations in rural and urban areas. The first of these webinars organized on 11 July 2020 was titled 'Making Cities Belong to Those Who Build Them: Towards a More Inclusive Urbanization'... The webinar explored the various dimensions of the challenge with urban development in India. Deliberations were focused on the dual need to bring about structural changes to make urban spaces more inclusive and to transform the way the urban poor are conceived in development thinking and urban policies.


Speakers included the following noted economists, social scientists and development practitioners: Prof. Amitabh Kundu, Distinguished Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi; Prof. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Dr. Siddharth Agarwal of the Urban Health Research Centre, New Delhi; Dr. Puja Guha, Azim Premji University, Bangalore; Dr. Vandana Swami, Azim Premji University, Bangalore and Ms. Caroline Fazli, Research Scholar, University of Bath. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Arash Fazli, Head, Bahá’í Chair for Studies in Development.


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