18 Aug 2023/

Local to Global – Urban Design Narratives from Around the World #5 - Indian Urban Development Experience

We were thrilled to host four insightful urban leaders at our recent webinar to share and discuss on smart and sustainable projects in India!

Mr. Kunal Kumar from India's Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs shared their ambitious vision for leveraging technology to build more livable, efficient cities across India.

Ms. Paromita Roy from the Delhi Development Authority shared how her team is implementing innovative Transit Oriented Development policies and public space projects that are transforming the country's urban mobility.

Professor Arunava Dasgupta of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi & President of IUDI India discusses how different stakeholders are and should be involved in city revitalization and redevelopment projects.

Finally, Sujata S. Govada, PhD of UDP International and ISU illuminated how Smart and Sustainable Cities/Communities Framework is developed to ensure more walkable, liveable and resilient cities.Also, addressed strategies for integrating existing villages while celebrating local art, culture and distinctive architecture.

Through their diverse experiences, these notable speakers explored how policies, partnerships and planning are coming together to shape a more sustainable urban future across India. We all gained meaningful insights on crafting people-centered cities through walkability, connectivity and collaboration.

A big thanks to our moderator, Alain J F Chiaradia and Barry WILSON for leading the event and the thought-provoking panel for delivering a stimulating discussion and pushing us to reimagine urbanization!

Date: 18 August 2023 (Friday)
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (HKT) / 16:00 - 18:00 (IST)
Language: English
Fee: Free Admission
Quota: 500 Persons (First-come-first-served)
Format: Online participation via ZOOM (Pre-registration required)
Rundown Session

6:30 pm

Intro to HKIUD
Welcoming remarks
6:35 pm Introduction of speakers
Presentation Session
6:40 pm Mr. Kunal Kumar
7:05 pm Ms. Paromita Roy
7:25 pm Prof. Arunava Dasgupta
7:45 pm Dr. Sujata S. Govada
Panel Session & Q&A Session
8:05 pm Panel Session
8:15 pm Q&A Session
8:30 pm Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Sujata S. Govada, CEO & Managing Director @ UDP International, Founding Director@ The Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation (ISU)

Ms. Paromita (Romi Roy) Roy, Director (Housing & Urban Projects Wing)@, Delhi Development Authority, India

Mr. Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director, (Smart Cities Mission) @ Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India

Prof. Arunava Dasgupta, Professor and Doctor @ School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi, India

Dr. Sujata S. Govada, CEO & Managing Director @ UDP International, Founding Director@ The Institute for Sustainable Urbanisation (ISU)

Prof. Alain Joseph Franck Chiaradia, Vice President (Professional Development) @ HKIUD

Contact information for the event secretariat
Email: gba@hkiud.org
Tel: (852) 2159 4177