Towards a more equal city

By 2050, over half the world’s total urban population will be in Asia. While the global poverty rate is
declining, the proportion of poor living in cities is greater than ever before. How can cities address
this challenge? The next generation of cities will require a re-examination of conventional responses
to the challenges of urbanisation. City leaders have to strike the balance between meeting the
immediate and growing demand for services, and making longer term decisions that affect the built

10:00 am to 11:30 am: Opening Plenary
Towards a more equal city

Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, WRI India
Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
Dr. Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Mr. Madhav Pai, Director, WRI India Ross Center

11:30 am to 11:45 am
11:45 am to 1:30 pm: Panel Discussion
Moving India Forward
Moderator: Dr. O P Agarwal, Executive Director, Indian School of Business
Mr. Sanjay Mitra, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Mr. Durga Shanker Mishra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
Mr. Peter Hilliges, Director, KfW India
Ms. Anumita Roychudhury, Executive Director- Research & Advocacy, Centre for Science and Environment
Mr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Mr. Amit Bhatt, Director, Integrated Transport, WRI India Ross Center
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Special Address
Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Roundtable
Bridging the Gap – Global Agenda & Cities
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
Mr. Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, TERI
Ms. Soma Banerjee, Principal (Energy & Infrastructure), CII
Ms. Moutushi Sengupta, Director, MacArthur India
Mr. Krishan Dhawan, CEO, Shakti Foundation
Mr. Mohit Thukral, Senior Vice President, Genpact & Nasscom Foundation
Ms. Radhika Khosla, Fellow, Center for Policy Research
4:30 pm to 5:15 pm: Delhi Dialogue
Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Towards a More Equal City

Mr. Aniruddha Dasgupta, Global Director WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Mr. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary Ministry of Urban Development
Venue: Jacarnada Hall, IHC
7:00 pm: Safety
Panel Discussion: Rethinking Road Safety
Moderator: Ms. Tahira Thekaekara, WRI India
Mr. Milind Soman, Brand Ambassador – India Vision Zero
Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman, WRI India
Mr. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Mr. Sibash Kabiraj, IPS, Jt Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon & IG Trafic & Road Safety Haryana
Ms. Sarika Panda, WRI India
Keynote Speaker:
Shri. Manuskh Mandaviya, Minister of State Road Transport & Highways (TBC)
Awards Jury:
Mr. Sudhir Krishna, Chairman The Fifth Delhi Finance Commission
Ms. Anuradha Bhavnani, Regional Director Shell Foundation
Mr. Rajesh Kalra, Editor in Chief, Times Internet
Mr. Prabhat Agarwal, Co-Founder, Aravalli Scholars & Raahgiri Day
Dinner: 8 pm onwards
Venue: Margosa Hall, IHC