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Urban India 2030

History, Technology, and Community for Sustainable Urban Futures

Urban India 2030
Urban India 2030

Columbia University Symposium

March 17-18, 2012
In collaboration with GSAPP and Studio-X, Mumbai
 
This conference explores ways that globalization and technology can and should intersect with history and heritage to enhance sustainability and alleviate urban poverty. In addition to the sprawling landscapes of slums, historic parts of cities and towns are often places of poverty with inadequate services, informal economy, decrepit housing stock, and marginal access to the global technology and finance as the engines of India’s growth. These less visible slums of historic quarters test the limits of mass production and markets and are as much a challenge to democracy, citizenship and governance as the endlessly expanding landscapes of squatter settlements. As it explores the prospects for livable cities that preserve and nurture the more intangible non-economic aspects of urbanization, the two-day symposium, Urban India 2030 would bring together experts, scholars, and critical thinkers of urbanism to explore these paradoxes and to…..Go to the Conference Website