Inclusive Cities Workshop - June 7-8, 2011 in New Delhi
With some two-thirds of India’s GDP coming from the urban areas, cities are the driving force of the country’s economy. This trend is set to increase as the country undergoes a massive urban transformation where, within a span of thirty years, its urban population is expected to double - from 288 million in 2000 to 590 million by 2030 – making up some 40 percent of India’s people. How India manages this urbanization - the second largest in the world after China’s - will largely determine the shape of the future for its more than a billion people.
Prof. Smita Srinivas, Director of TCLab, presented on Indian Urban Planning: Challenges to Inclusive Growth and Governance
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Cohosted by the Self Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA), the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), the UK government’s DFID and the World Bank.