Workshop towards an edited anthology organized by the Aga Khan Agency for the Habitat and Centre for Urban Policy and Governance, School of Habitat Studies, TISS.
The symposium titled ‘Becoming Smart about Settlements’ organized in August 2016 by AKAH and CUPG seeded the idea of an edited anthology that would examine different aspects of urbanization and related policy making in India. Accordingly, a workshop was organized in TISS over June 20-21, 2017, in which experienced academics, researchers, policy makers and planners from across the country who were invited to contribute to the anthology, presented their ideas. The two day event generated lively debate and discussion opening up interesting angles of approach towards diverse processes of urbanization as well as their relationship with the logics, challenges and possibilities of policy responses. Workshop participants included Lalitha Kamath, Malini Krishnankutty, Avinash Madhale, Anant Maringanti, O P Mathur, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Abhay Pethe, and Vidyadhar Phatak. Amita Bhide and Himanshu Burte, who are editing the book, also participated. The book will also carry contributions by Gautam Bhan, Darshini Mahadevia, and M. Vijaybaskar. It is expected to be published by the end of 2017.