The IIHS is pleased to announce a short-course on Re-Imagining the 'World-Class' City to be held in New Delhi.
This is largely in response to the requests received and enthusiasm shown during the earlier short course on the same subject held in January and June 2011.
This week-long initiative will bring together theoretical debates and existing practices, enabling an interdisciplinary exploration of the systems, processes and values that drive the development of cities. The short course will be conducted by an inter-disciplinary Indian and international faculty of academics and practitioners for the selected candidates. This short-course is open to young professionals with not more than 5 years of experience in related fields. Students currently pursuing their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in relevant fields can also apply.
Re-imagining the 'World-Class' City
As urban India emerges within an increasingly global world, the idea of the 'World-Class' City has captured the imagination of policy makers, residents, entrepreneurs and the media. Calls to make Mumbai into Shanghai or Bengaluru into Singapore abound. This Institute will re-examine these visions and the critical questions of urban growth and development that underpin them. Given India's challenges towards enabling inclusive development, social transformation, sustainable urbanism and livelihoods, this is an intensely contested and opportune debate.
The Institute will bring together theoretical debates with existing practices, enabling an interdisciplinary exploration of the systems, processes and values that drive the development of these cities. Using a rich mix of lectures, practica, charettes and cases, the Institute will be a dynamic and an engaged learning environment with participation at every stage.