Research Workshop: Future Cities 2040
In partnership with the Asia Foundation, we are hosting a research workshop on 2 & 3 August, 2019 on the futures of mid-sized cities in India.
By 2030, a major portion of India’s population is expected to live in cities, giving rise to large urban centres of scale much similar to our major cities – Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai. The Future Cities 2040: Navigating urban transitions for inclusive, sustainable and resilient futures will seek to collectively evaluate the political, social, and value-based contestations underlying the framing of problems, goals, solutions, and identify pathways for shared sense-making and collective action. Systematic foresight and anticipatory knowledge of complex drivers of change and their interactions is urgently needed to chart the course for mid-sized cities. Our Future Cities 2040 initiative will develop a framework and, subsequently, a tool to explore and articulate future scenarios for growing mid-sized cities in India as well as South Asia, and a blueprint for policy and public action.
Download the workshop primer here