Conference on ‘URBAN INDIA’

5.– 6. October 2011

The conference on "Urban India", being organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts during NTNUs India Week,  will bring together people from policy making, practitioners (planners and architects) and academia to build a picture of India's rapid urbanization and the innovations being made in its strategic management.

As India's burgeoning cities become even larger owing to an accelerated globalization led economic growth, the situation presents challenges for their management and opportunities in their vibrancy. The conference will try to bring to the fore the innovations that emerge from this rapid growth in the areas of formal planning, governance, informal planning and poverty alleviation, strategies for urban competitiveness and architecture. The objective of the conference is to engage policy makers, practitioners and academic researchers in a dialogue for addressing the call for sustainable urban development that keeps pace with economic growth but not at the cost of the environment, equity and social justice.

Detailed program for the conference is available here.

The conference is free and open to all and registration for the conference can be done by sending an email to by 23. September, 2011.