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

Topic

Time

Speaker

Purpose of Workshop & Introduction to participants

10:30—11:00

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

Public Policy Responses to Urban Poverty Alleviation

11:00--11:30

Om Prakash Mathur, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

Housing Policies in Brazil

11:30--12:00

Eduardo Marques, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

Community Driven Housing Development in Thailand and Asia

12:00--12:30

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

3:15--3:45

Camila D’ Ottaviano, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

TBA

3:45--4:15

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

9:45--10:15

Bhubaneswari Raman, O.P Jindal Global University

Informality and the scale question

10:15--10:45

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

10:45--11:15

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

11:30--12:00

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

Location, Livelihoods and Environment in Contemporary Delhi

12:00---12:30

Awadhendra Sharan, Center for Studies in Developing Societies

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

12:30—1:00

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

Discussants:
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