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	Urban dynamics in contemporary India and China

Urban dynamics in contemporary India and China

Economic strategies, social actors and political challenges

18 et 19 mars 2015 | 9h - 18h

[Room 638-640, 190 avenue de France 75013 Paris]


Organisers: Eric Denis, François Gipouloux, Loraine Kennedy

Institutional Partners: programme Dynamiques asiatiques, HéSam; UMR CEIAS (CNRS-EHESS), UMR Géographie-Cités (CNRS-Université de Paris 1), UMR Centre Chine, Corée, Japon (CNRS-EHESS).


Wednesday 18 March 2015


9:00 – 9:30.  Welcome coffee/tea

9:30– 10:00.  Loraine Kennedy and François Gipouloux: Introducing the workshop and briefly presenting the findings and on-going research questions from two recently completed FP7 projects, Chance2Sustain and UrbaChina

10:00-13:00.  Morning session: Articulating economic development and urbanisation dynamics            

10:00 – 10:30.  Eric Denis: Location Strategies and India’s System of Cities. Interpreting emerging trends

10:30 – 11:00.  Elfie Swerts: Links between location strategies of multinational firms and urbanization dynamics in India and China

11:00 – 11:30.  Partha Mukhopadhyay: The Neighbourhood of the Small Indian Town: How different is the town from its surrounding villages?

11:30 – 12:00.  Ashima Sood: Emerging Forms of Private Urbanism in India: Learning from the Company Town Model

12:00 – 13:00. Discussion morning session

13:00 – 14:15.  Lunch break


14:15 – 18:00.  Afternoon session: Finance, real estate and urban development        

14:15 – 15:15.  Natacha Aveline and Ludovic Halbert: New dynamics of real estate investment, comparing trajectories in China and India.

15:15 – 15:45.  Yuan Zhigang: The Role of Shanghai FTZ in China’s Financial Reform and RMB Internationalization

15:45 – 16:15Tea break

16:15 – 16:45.  Bérénice Bon: The politics of mass transit megaprojects in India

16:45– 17:15.  Hortense Rouanet: The Developers’ City: Production and Promotion of an Urban Development Model in Bangalore

17:15 – 18:00. Discussion afternoon session

20:00 Workshop dinner


Thursday 19 March 2015


9:30– 13:00.  Morning session:  Local governance challenges facing Indian and Chinese cities: social inequality, land management and urban ecology  

9:30– 10:00.  Solly Benjamin: Constructing urban spaces in India and China via local land management and trans-national trade networks

10:00 – 10:30.  Megha Sud: The political ecology of urban forest conservation in Delhi

10:30  – 11:00. Tea break

11:00  – 11:30.  Judith Audin: Social and spatial local (dis)orders in 21st century urban China: a comparative study in three neighborhoods in Beijing

11:30–  12:00.  Charlotte Thomas: Domination and resistance of the Muslim minority after the 2002 pogroms in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India): the paradoxes of the ghettoization process in Juhapura

12:00– 13:00.  Workshop wrap-up session


13:00  – 14:30.  Lunch



List of participants:

1. Judith Audin, post-doc, UMR Centre Chine Corée Japon, EHESS, Paris

2. Natacha Aveline, DR CNRS, UMR Géographie-cités, Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

3. Solly Benjamin, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai

4. Bérénice Bon, PhD candidate, UMR CEIAS, EHESS, Paris

5. Eric Denis, DR CNRS, UMR Géographie-cités, Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

6. François Gipouloux, DR CNRS, UMR Chine Corée Japon, Paris

7. Ludovic Halbert, CR CNRS, UMR LATTS, Université Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée

8. Loraine Kennedy, DR CNRS, UMR CEIAS, EHESS, Paris

9. Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

10. Hortense Rouanet, PhD candidate, UMR LATTS, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

11. Ashima Sood, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad

12. Megha Sud, PhD candidate, Institute of geography, University of Cologne

13. Elfie Swerts, post-doc, Géographie-cités, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

14. Charlotte Thomas, post-doctoral associated researcher, UMR CERI-Sciences Po

15. Yuan Zhigang, Professor and Dean, Schoolof Economics, Fudan University, Shanghai


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