Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome and Introduction
•     Raka Ray (University of California, Berkeley) 
•     KC Sivaramakrishnan (Centre for Policy Research)

Panel 1: The Indian Urban Economy in a Global Context
Moderator: KC Sivaramakrishnan (Centre for Policy Research) 
•    Pranab Bardhan (University of California, Berkeley)
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•    Isher Ahluwalia (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations)
•    Rakesh Mohan (National Transport Development Policy Committee, Government of India; Indian Institute for Human Settlements)

Panel 2: Connective Infrastructures of Urbanization
Moderator: Cynthia Kroll (University of California, Berkeley)
•    Vasanth Rao (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation)
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•    Robert Cervero (University of California, Berkeley)
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•    Pravin Varaiya (University of California, Berkeley)
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•    Dinesh Mohan (Indian Institute of Technology)
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Panel 3: The Right to the City
Moderator: Chetan Vaidya (National Institute of Urban Affairs) 
•    James Holston (University of California, Berkeley)
•    Vidyadhar Phatak (formerly Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority)
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•    Dunu Roy (Hazards Centre)


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Panel 4: Governance and Finance in an Urban Context
Moderator: Pradeep Chhibber (University of California, Berkeley)
•    Om Mathur (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)
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•    Govinda Rao (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)
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•    K.C. Sivaramakrishnan (Center for Policy Research)
•    Richard Walker (University of California, Berkeley)
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Panel 5: The Politics and Economics of Land and Housing
Moderator: Ashok Bardhan (University of California, Berkeley)
•    Robert Edelstein (University of California, Berkeley)
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•    R.V. Verma (National Housing Bank)
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•    K T Ravindran (Delhi Urban Arts Commission)
•    Solomon Benjamin (National Institute of Advanced Studies)
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Panel 6: The Social Life of Cities
Moderator: Asher Ghertner (London School of Economics)
•    Teresa Caldeira (University of California, Berkeley)
•    Neera Adarkar (Architect and Urban Researcher, Mumbai)
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•    Amita Baviskar (Institute of Economic Growth)
•    Lalitha Kamath (Tata Institute of Social Studies)
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Panel 7: Urban Ecology: The Politics of Resources
Moderator: Malini Ranganathan (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)
•    Alison Post (University of California, Berkeley)
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•    Isha Ray (University of California, Berkeley)
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•    Renana Jhabvala (Self Employed Women's Association)
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•    Aromar Revi (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) 
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Concluding Session
•    Partha Mukhopadhyay (Centre for Policy Research)
•    Ananya Roy (University of California, Berkeley)

Keynote Panel and Lunch -- Writing the City
•    Sanjeev Sanyal (Sustainable Planet Institute)
•    Somini Sengupta (New York TImes) 
•    Paranjay Guha Thakurta (Independent Media)