Workshop on "Housing, Livelihoods and Environmental Challenges in Urban India and Brazil"

Workshop on
“Housing, Livelihoods and Environmental Challenges in Urban India and Brazil”

6-8 February, 2017

Organized by
Center for Development and Environment Policy, IIM Calcutta

Venue: Meeting Room-1, Management Development Center, IIM Calcutta

Day 1: 6 February 2017

Welcome Session : 9:45—10:00

Introduction to the Workshop: Annapurna Shaw, Coordinator, Centre for Development and Environment Policy

Welcome Address: Saibal Chattopadhyay, Director, IIM Calcutta

Opening Remarks: Biju Paul Abraham, Dean(Academic), IIM Calcutta

Tea Break : 10:00--10:15

Session 1: Opening Session 10:15--12:30




Purpose of Workshop & Introduction to participants


Workshop coordinators: Rajesh Bhattacharya and Annapurna Shaw, Public Policy & Management Group, IIM Calcutta

Public Policy Responses to Urban Poverty Alleviation


Om Prakash Mathur, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

Housing Policies in Brazil


Eduardo Marques, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

Community Driven Housing Development in Thailand and Asia


Somsook Boonyabancha, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR)

Lunch: 12:30--1:30

Session 2: Public housing implementation: 1:30—3:00

Chair: Annapurna Shaw, IIM Calcutta

Saumitra Bhattacharya, Director General (Roads and Bustee), Kolkata Municipal Corporation

Susmita Bhattacharya, Councilor, ward 63, Kolkata Municipal Corporation

Tea Break 3:00--3:15

Session 3: Redevelopment of Slums 3:15--4:45

Chair: Bhaskar Chakrabarti, IIM Calcutta

Brazilian Favelas: Two decades of public policies


Camila D’ Ottaviano, Sao Paulo University, Brazil



Rahul Srivastava and Matias Echanove,
URBZ and Institute of Urbanology

Of Slum and Settlement in a Smartening City

4:15-- 4:45

Amita Bhide, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Tea Break 4:45—5:00

Book Launch: 5:00--5:30

Jenia Mukherjee and Joy Karmakar
‘Sustainable Urbanization in India: Challenges and Opportunities’, Springer 2017
Chair: Runa Sarkar, IIM Calcutta

Dinner: 7pm
MDC Courtyard

Day 2: 7th February

Session 4: Informal Housing and Right to the City: 9:45--11:15

Chair: R. Rajesh Babu, IIM Calcutta

The Politics of Poverty and Property in Indian Metros


Bhubaneswari Raman, O.P Jindal Global University

Informality and the scale question


Anant Maringanti, Hyderabad Urban Lab

Intolerance and co-existence in the shaping of urban experience and ‘the right to the city’. Some reflections from the Brazilian urban peripheries


Fernando Lannes-Fernandes, University of Dundee

Tea Break: 11:15 -11:30

Session 5: Socio-Environmental Configurations of Urban Housing, Livelihoods and Poverty 11:30—1:00

Chair: Nimruji Prasad Jammulamadaka, IIM Calcutta

Class and Tenancy Relations in Calcutta, 1914-1926: A Micro-History Approach


Ritajyoti Bandopadhyay, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

Location, Livelihoods and Environment in Contemporary Delhi


Awadhendra Sharan, Center for Studies in Developing Societies

Displacement-induced resettlement: Exploring multiple facets of urban environmentalism using KEIP as a case study


Jenia Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Lunch 1:00-2:00

Session 6: Voices from the Ground: 2:00-3:00

Shaktiman Ghosh, General Secretary, National Hawkers Federation, India
Mohammed Alamgir, Jt. Secretary, Tiljala Society for Human and Educational Development

Chair: Biswatosh Saha, IIM Calcutta

Tea Break: 3:00--3:15

Session 7: Roundtable Discussion: The Way Forward : 3:15--4:45

V. Ramaswamy, Howrah Pilot Project
Somsook Boonyabancha, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights
Camila D’ Ottaviano, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
Ritajyoti Bandopadhyay, Indian Institute of Science Education Research, Mohali

Moderator: Amita Bhide, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Concluding Session: 4:45—5:00

Closing Remarks: Uttam Sarkar, Dean (New Initiatives &External Relations), IIM Calcutta

Vote of Thanks: Rajesh Bhattacharya, IIM Calcutta

Dinner: 7pm
Tata Hall Courtyard

Day 3: 8th February

Field Trip to slum/ squatter settlement in Kolkata
8:30 –2:30