Indian cities have a key role in realising the country’s ambitious economic, developmental and environmental goals. However, given the serious legacy and emergent challenges they face, there is need for reflection on the development agendas they need to prioritise and pursue.
Discussions during the IIHS Urban Policy Dialogues (UPD) 2022 will explore Pathways towards Future-ready Indian Cities. The focus will be on five themes that will determine the preparedness of Indian cities to power rapid, equitable, and sustainable growth and development: next generation urban governance; improving municipal finances; synergising land governance and real estate regulation; accelerated urban infrastructure and service delivery; and, decarbonisation.
As before, UPD will bring together select participants from government, civil society, the enterprise sector, academia, and other spheres of practice and aim at frank exchanges on how cities can be reoriented to deliver on the rich possibilities they represent. All conversations will be governed by Chatham house rules.
UPD 2022 is the 8th edition of IIHS’ Urban Policy Dialogues. Participation is by invitation only.