Pathways Towards Future-Ready Indian Cities: Summary of Discussions


The eighth edition of the UPD was held over 29-30 November 2022 at IIHS’ Bengaluru City Campus. The convening explored Pathways towards Futureready Indian Cities. This was in recognition of the key role Indian cities have in realising the country’s ambitious economic, developmental, and environmental goals, the serious legacy and emergent challenges they face, and, therefore, the need for reflection on the development agendas that they need to prioritise and pursue.

The focus of discussions was 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; accelerating urban infrastructure and service delivery; and decarbonisation.