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CISAR / IAR Conference: Challenges of Urbanization

Sponsor: Centre for India and South Asia Research
Place: Room 120, C.K Choi Building, 1855 West Mall
By: Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi), Dr. Amartya Lahiri (UBC), Dr. Milind Kandlikar (UBC), Dr. John Harriss (SFU), Dr. Naresh Devineni (CUNY)
Type: Conference
Date: Friday, Apr 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Over the next three decades the world urban population is expected to rise by over two billion people with China and India alone accounting for almost a third of this. This rapid urbanization will bring myriad challenges for these economies spanning employment, housing, resource management, environmental degradation as well as societal tensions. The conference will bring together five speakers from Canada, the USA and India to discuss the recent urbanization experience of India and their lessons for the future.

Full event details here

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- Academic Visitor

Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta (President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi) will be an Academic visitor at CISAR and IAR from April 25 to May 4. During his visit, he will give two public talks  -- on April 25 and May 2. Both talks will be from 4 - 5:30 pm in Room 120, C.K. Choi building. Please refer to our events calendar for more details on each event.

In addition, Dr. Mehta will also be available for office meetings by appointment and office hours (Apr 26 & 28, May 2 & 4, 11:00 am - noon) at 226 - 1855 West Mall. Please contact Professor Lahiri by email (amartya.lahiri@ubc.ca) if you wish to schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Mehta outside the listed office hours.

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