The 21st century will be an Asian century. But it will also be an urban century with much of this urbanization taking place in Asian cities, especially in India and China. India’s rapid urban growth thus presents a call to scholars, policy-makers, planners, and civil society activists to engage with the various potentialities and challenges. In recognition of the urgency of the issue, CSAS launched a new research initiative titled The 21st Century Indian City. The inaugural conference in this initiative, Developing an Agenda for Urbanization in India, was held in New Delhi in March 2011.
The 2nd conference in this initiative, Working Towards Being Slum Free?, took place on April 27-28, 2012 in Berkeley, CA. Preceding it, on April 25, 2012 was, Urban WASH: Paradigms for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for the 21st Century South Asian City, a graduate student symposium focusing primarily on urban water management. Both conferences were free and open to all. Please click on the links for further details.
The 3rd and final conference in this initiative, Towns, Metros, and the Indian Economy will take place on March 26-27, 2013 in Bangalore, India. For further details please click on the link.