Between the People and the Polis: Southasia’s Mega-Cities and the Urban Future
6:30 PM, Friday, 7th November 2014
Venue: India International Centre (Auditorium)
40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003
Major changes are taking place in the urban areas of Southasia as mega-cities throughout the region explode in size. The informal sector that provides for the livelihood and transportation needs of the urban underclass is being attacked by officialdom, even as the middle class becomes wealthier. Developers and investors are determining the shape and form of cities. Amidst these trends, the disparities between wealthy localities and low-income settlements are accelerating.
Arif Hasan is an award-winning architect, urban planner and social researcher. He has been involved with the Orangi Pilot Project since 1982, and is the founding Chairman of the Urban Resource Centre.
This is a public event and admission is open to all. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.