Renewing Indian Cities: Challenges of Urbanisation and Development
Monday 25 November 2013 15.00 – 17.00 | NAB 2.06, LSE
Indian cities have been at the centre of the country’s remarkable rise over the last two decades. They have offered opportunities for growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, cultural expression, social change and greater personal freedom. Yet, they have also been mired by lacking public services, inadequate infrastructure, and poor living conditions for significant portions of their citizens. Nisha Singh, Joint Secretary, Indian Ministry of Urban Development reflects on the opportunities and challenges of renewing Indian cities at this critical juncture, before the second phase of a major national urban initiative.
Speaker: Nisha Singh is Joint Secretary, Indian Ministry of Urban Development and Mission Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
Chair: Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Senior Research Fellow at the LSE. He is also Ove Arup Fellow with the LSE Cities Programme.
This event is free and open to the public, no booking necessary.