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JE : How sustainable are India’s Smart Cities ? Critically assessing the projects and politics underpinning the Smart City Mission


Mercredi 29 Mai 2019
9:30 – 18:00
Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

PROGRAM

9:00 – 9:30  : Welcome

9:30 – 11:00  : Session I. Situating India’s Smart City Mission in international perspective
Morning Discussant : Pushpa Arabindoo, UCL, Institut d’études avancées de Paris

Digital technology and citizen participation in the Indian Smart City
Kristian Hoelscher, Peace Research Institute, Oslo

Leveraging international support for SCM : which criteria guide lenders/donors ?
Gautier Kohler, Agence Française du Développement, Paris

11:00 – 11:30 : Coffee / tea

11:30 – 13:00 : Session II. Actors and emerging governance arrangements on the ground

Depoliticising Smart Cities in India
Persis Taraporevala, King’s College London

Exceptional governance structures at the heart of the SCM : an evaluation of Special Purpose Vehicles
Marie-Hélène Zérah, CESSMA and Centre for Policy Research, Delhi

13:00 – 14:30 : Buffet lunch

14:30 – 16:00 : Session III. Cutting-edge or ordinary - how sustainable are SCM projects ?
Afternoon Discussant : (TBC)

Of photovoltaics and puffed rice : the politics of energy and climate change in India’s Smart Cities
Ankit Bhardwaj, Centre for Policy Research, Delhi

Countering the national Smart City Mission : alternative ‘green’ projects in Kolkata
Anna Dewaele, CEIAS, Paris

16:00 - 16:30 : Coffee / tea

16:30 – 17:15 : Session IV. Smart cities as neoliberal projects ?
Smart Cities and the (re)ordering of elite coalitions under advanced neoliberalism
Ipshita Basu, University of Westminster, London

17:15 – 18:00 : Round Table Discussion / Q & A
Moderator : Loraine Kennedy, CEIAS, Paris

18:00 – 20:00 : Reception hosted by the CEIAS

Workshop organisers :

Loraine Kennedy, CNRS, CEIAS, EHESS
Contact : kennedy@ehess.fr
Marie-Hélène Zérah, IRD, CESSMA and Centre for Policy Research, Delhi
Anna Dewaele, CEIAS, EHESS (2017-18 ATER École d’Urbanisme de Paris)