[Urbanstudy] Fwd: Public Lecture-Fri 3 Nov. 2017 at 6.00 PM-Sri Prem Chandavarkar will speak on "The Smart City and the Indian Urban Condition"-Lecture Hall, NIAS

Carol Upadhya carol.upadhya at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 08:40:05 CDT 2017

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Urban and Mobility Studies Programme

Invites you to a *Public Lecture* *Series* entitled

*City at its Limits*

The first lecture will be delivered by

​​* Sri Prem Chandavarkar*

Managing Partner, CnT Architects, Bengaluru


* The Smart City and the Indian Urban Condition*

*Chairperson: Prof. Carol Upadhya, NIAS*

Date:               *Friday, 3rd November 2017*

Time:               *6:00 PM* (Coffee/Tea at 5.30 PM)

Venue:             *Lecture Hall, NIAS*

*Abstract: *  The Government of India started openly discussing the concept
of the smart city in 2014, and the Smart City Mission was formally launched
in 2015.  While international discourse on the smart city revolves around
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and IoT (Internet of
Things) technologies, the Smart City Mission in India is evasive in making
a commitment to any specific definition of the smart city.

The presentation will examine possible reasons for this evasiveness, and
the challenges it poses in any critical examination of the Smart City
Mission.  Rather than focusing on the question of whether the smart city is
a good idea, it will be argued that the more important question is “Are we
ready for the smart city?”  This will be examined from the perspective of
three dimensions:

1.         The Imagination of the Indian City

2.         The History of Governance of the Indian City

3.         Privacy and the Indian City

*About the Speaker*: Prem Chandavarkar is the managing partner of CnT
Architects: an award-winning and widely published architectural practice
based in Bangalore, India. He received his training at School of Planning
and Architecture Delhi (B.Arch., 1978) and University of Oregon USA
(M.Arch., 1982).

He is a former Executive Director of Srishti School of Art Design &
Technology in Bangalore, and is an academic advisor and guest faculty at
Indian and international colleges of architecture.  In 2016, he was the
Walton Critic at The School of Architecture and Planning at Catholic
University of America in Washington DC.  In the same year, he was appointed
as a member of the board of The Architecture, Culture and Spirituality
Forum, USA.  He is a member of the current Executive Committee of Indian
Institute of Architects Karnataka Chapter, and was the curator of the
centenary year National Convention of the Indian Institute of Architects,
on the theme “Imagining the Indian City”.

Besides his design practice at CnT, Prem Chandavarkar writes, lectures and
blogs on architecture, urbanism, art, cultural studies, philosophy,
politics and education.

** * * * * * * **

*All are cordially invited*

For further information, please contact. Dr. Hemangini Gupta <
NIASurban at gmail.com>

K S Rama Krishna


N.I.A.S., I.I.Sc <http://i.i.sc/> Campus
Bengaluru 560012
Ph:   2218 5000
Fax: 2218 5028
Email: niasoff at gmail.com

Carol Upadhya
Professor, School of Social Sciences
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560012  India
office:  +91 80 2218 5000/ 5141 (ext)
cell:      +91(0) 97408 50141
carol at nias.iisc.ernet.in
carol.upadhya at gmail.com


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