Interrogating Governance and Financial Implications of ‘Smart Cities’

12 and 19 November 2020, 6 pm to 8.30 pm

Time (IST)Day 1– 12 Nov- Governance implications of ‘smart city’ missionSpeakerOrganization
6 pmWelcome and Setting the ContextJoe AthialyCentre for Financial Accountability, New Delhi, India
6.10 pmThe ‘Smart cities’ argument with India’s Constitutional mandate for urban governanceLeo SaldanhaEnvironment Support Group, Bangalore, India
6.30 pmThe experience with ‘Smart Cities’ in TamilnaduDr. B. Chandramohan, IASPrincipal Secretary, Government of Tamilnadu
6.45 pmApp based ‘Smart mobility’ in Imphal, ManipurRam WangkheirakpamIndigenous Perspectives, Imphal
7.00 pmExperiences with ‘Smart City’ development in Tumkur, KarnatakaBhargavi S. RaoEnvironment Support Group, Bangalore & Centre for Financial Accountability, New Delhi, India
7.15 pmState Finance Commission’s Role in ‘Smart Cities’ MissionTikender PanwarFormer Deputy Mayor, Shimla & Convenor, National Coalition for Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanisation
7.30 pmGermany’s experience with ‘Smart City’ DevelopmentNele kressHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany
7.45 pmQ & A and responses from presentersModerated by Joe Athialy 
8.30 pmConclusion and ThanksTani AlexCentre for Financial Accountability, New Delhi, India
Day 2 – 19 Nov- Financial implications of ‘smart city’ mission and its impact on Urban Futures
6 pmWelcome and Setting the ContextGaurav DwivediCentre for Financial Accountability, New Delhi, India
6.10 pmConfounding realities of ‘world class’ and ‘smart cities’Dr. Carol UpadhyaNational Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore 
6.30 pm‘Smart City’ Mission Financing & its  implications on Municipal BudgetsRavikant JoshiIndependent Consultant
6.45 pmSectoral Impacts of Smart Cities Mission -Water and SanitationSitaram ShelarCentre for Promoting Democracy, Mumbai
7.00 pmSectoral Impacts of Smart Cities Mission – HousingMarina JosephYouth for Unity and Voluntary Action, Mumbai
7.15 pmQ &A and responses from presenters  
7.45pmAre ‘Smart Cities’ an apt response to Odisha’s urbanisation challenges?B. Mathi Vathanan, IASPrincipal Secretary, Urban Development, Govt of Odisha
8.00 pmClosing RemarksProf Sheila JasanoffPforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School, USA
8.30 pmConclusion and ThanksDr. Sana HaqueEnvironment Support Group