Urban Development at #CK2017

Urban Development at #CK2017

Connecting people and opportunities through equitable urban spaces


The world's population is expected to grow by 1.4 billion people by 2030. The World Bank projects that 96 percent of this growth will take place within cities in the developing world. Building holistic infrastructure for cities, emphasizing sustainable and equitable integrated transport, land-use planning, and urban design will help create sustainable communities that are liveable, compact, and safe for all. City leaders have to respond to the needs of all citizens, and in turn, reap the social, economic, and environmental benefits of sustainable urban development



6 April 2017

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Business Models for Transit-Oriented Development Financing

This session will present the interpretation of the Delhi Transit-oriented Development (TOD) policy and explore business models

conducive for facilitation TOD implementation in Indian cities.

Keynote speaker:

Mr. Mukund Kumar Sinha, Officer on Special Duty (Urban Transport), Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India


Ms. Prerna Mehta, Manager, Sustainable Cities, WRI India.

Mr. Luca Lo Re, Associate, Energy, Climate, and Finance


Dr. O.P Agarwal, Executive Director at the Indian School of Business (Session Chair)

Ms. Jaya Dhindaw, Strategy Head, WRI India. (Session Co-Chair)

Mr. S.K. Lohia, Chief Executive Officer, IRSDC

Dr. Shamika Ravi, Senior Fellow, Brookings India & Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

Mr. Palash Srivastava, Director, IDFC

Mr. P.S. Uttarwar, Addl. Commissioner (Retd.)/ Consultant, DDA

Mr. Dilip Diwakar Karmarkar, Industry Mentor, RICS School of Built Environment

Mr. Ravikant Joshi, Advisor, CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Ltd.

Mr. Srinivas Sishtla, Managing Director, Head of Public Sector & Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Citibank India

Venue: Jacaranda - 2 , IHC


7 April 2017

10:00 am to 1:30 pm: Spatial Data Analytics and Mapping to Manage Cities

This session will focus on the need for common database platforms to aid planning at the city level and look at examples of how

data is being leveraged to provide targeted solutions for liveable cities.

10.00 am – 10.15 am : Welcome and introductions

10.15 am – 11.45 am : Round-1: Panel discussion on “Innovative Digital Tools and Solutions for Urban Issues”

11.45 am – 12.00 pm : Tea

12.00 pm – 1.30 pm : Round-2 : Panel discussion on “Unified Geospatial Centre to Manage Cities Better”

Moderated by

Round-1: Dr. Laveesh Bhadari, Indicus Foundation, New Delhi

Round-2: Mr. V.Ravichander, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike restructuring expert committee, Bengaluru


Mr. V. Surya Prakash, Managing Associate, WRI India

Mr. Santulan Chaubey, Director, Geospatial Delhi Limited

Mr. Hitesh Vaidya, UNHABITAT, Country Manager, India

Mr. Jayachandran Mani, Head, Mission Management, Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre

Mr. Amardeep Sibia, CTO & Co-Founder, Earth2Orbit Analytix

Mr. Sharad Mahajan, Founder Member, Mashal

Mr. Devdatta Tengshe, Datameet

Dr. Kalpana Viswanath, Safetipin

Dr. Jessica Seddon, Founder & Managing Director, OKAPI

Dr. Robin King, Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Mr. S. Surendra, Town and Country Planning Organisation

Mr.Maheshwarappa, Executive Engineer, Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board

Socialcops Representative (TBC)

Venue: Jacaranda - 2 , IHC


2:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Re-imagining Townships: A Sustainable Mobility Approach

This dialogue will deliberate on the impact of sustainable design and identify what enabling policy, regulatory environment and

investments are needed to promote safer, more equitable, efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly developments in cities.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Presenter :

Ms. Prerna Mehta, Manager, Sustainable Cities, WRI India.


Mr. Sunil Agarwal, Associate Dean and Director, RICS School of Built Environment (Session Chair)

Dr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities (Session Co-Chair)

Ms. Jaya Dhindaw, Strategy Head, WRI India.

Mr. Neeraj Kapoor, Managing Director, Kalpakrit Sustainable Environments Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Anoop Sharma, Director, Arcop Associates Private Limited .

Mr. Vivek Puri, Founding Partner, Maas Architects

Mr. Sugato Debgupta, Director, Studio u+a

Mr. Sunil Jain, Chairman, One city

Ms. Rekha Dewani, Chief Architect, Wave Infratech and ex- NOIDA/Greater Noida Chief Town Planner

Mr. Varun Juneja, Vice President, ATS Infrastructure Ltd

Mr. Alok Mehta, Vice President, Vatika group

Mr. Shishir Lal, Head - Sustainability Excellence Centre, Emaar MGF Land Ltd.

Ms. Namrata Mehra, Assistant Vice President, Godrej Properties Ltd.

Mr. Vijay Kumar Tuteja, Chief Architect, Ashiana Housing Ltd and Partner In Awe

Mr. Devendra Bhandari, Vice President, Gaur Sons

Mr. Subhash Chandra Vashishth, Founder, Centre for Accessibility in Built Environment (CABE)

Mr. Pallav Agarwal, Visiting faculty Real Estate and Finance, School of Planning and Architecture.

Venue: Jacaranda - 2 , IHC


4:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Exploring the World Transit Oriented Development Resource

This session will introduce the World TOD Resource, a curated interactive web platform hosting research and resources on TOD,

tailored to cities in developing countries, created by the Urban Development team at the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Keynote Speaker:

Ms. Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director, Shell Foundation


Dr. Robin King, Director of Urban Development, WRI.

Mr. Tejas Pande, Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


Dr. Robin King, Director of Urban Development, WRI (Session Chair)

Mr. Madhav Pai, Director, India, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (Session co-chair)

Prof. Chetan Vaidya, Director, SPA.

Mr. Sunil Agarwal, Associate Dean and Director, RICS School of Built Environment.

Ms. Mriganka Saxena, Founding Partner, HTAU.

Mr. Ashok Bhattacharjee, Director Planning (Retd.), DDA.

Dr. Rutul Joshi, Faculty of Planning, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology.

Venue: Jacaranda - 2 , IHC


Capacity Building

2:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Towards Smart Learning Cities: Building Urban Capacity in the Age of E-Learning and Digital


This session will investigate how we can leverage ICT, digital media, and internet connectivity to build innovative, useful, and

accessible learning and training products for city policymakers and professionals.

Moderated by: Dr. O P Agarwal, Executive Director of the Indian School of Business

Dr. Debjani Ghosh, Senior Research Officer, National Institute of Urban Affairs

Mr. Kapil Gupta, President & Co-Founder, G-Cube Solutions

Ms. Garima Jain, Senior Associate, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Ms. Sahana Chattopadhyay, Director & Founder, Learning & Development Architect, Proteeti Consulting

Mr. Joyjeet Sarkar, Chief Technology Officer, MindScroll

Ms. Aruna Vayuvegula, Content Development Specialist, CommLab India

Venue: Magnolia, IHC