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	Urban Dynamics, Economic Strategies and Governance in Contemporary India and China

Urban Dynamics, Economic Strategies and Governance in Contemporary India and China

18-19 March 2015 | 9:00 - 18:00

Organisers: Eric Denis, François Gipouloux, Loraine Kennedy



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



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

14:15 – 15:15.  Natacha Aveline andLudovic 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 – 16:45Bérénice 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 – 18:15. Discussion afternoon session


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.  Discussion for morning session and Workshop wrap-up


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