Urbanization in India
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Chair: Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Urban areas are integral to India’s growth and development, accounting for around two-thirds of the country’s GDP. The speaker will examine India’s rapidly expanding process of urbanization, identifying key challenges and opportunities and proposing suitable managerial and policy reforms. Drawing upon examples from across the country, she will discuss how cities are transforming themselves, raising hope that India can successfully manage its urbanization concerns.