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Symposium at CiSTUP on Challenges for Smart Cities in India, RSVP by Dec 2.

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9 Dec 2011 09:30
9 Dec 2011 17:30

CiSTUP invites members & readers to the symposium on 'Socio-Economic Challenges for Smart Cities in India'

  • Organizers: National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany & CiSTUP, IISc, Bangalore
  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Otthein Herzog and Prof. T. G. Sitharam
  • Location: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Date: Dec 9, 2011
  • Time: 9:30 am - 17:30 pm

The event will have a team from Germany, Cheif Secretary of Karnataka; Commissioner, DUTL, Karnataka; Secretary, MoUD, Delhi; Director IISc, Chairman CiSTUP and several other experts and eminent persons participating in multiple group discussions and presentations. I will shortly upload the full schedule will shortly be uploaded here.

Please leave a comment indicating interest (before Dec 3) if you wish to attend so that the organizers can plan for Lunch/Coffee breaks.

PS: I have been invited to do a 10-minute presentation on "Mobility Projects & Citizen Engagement", scheduled at 3.40 pm.

PPS: Full schedule below.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration  


Welcome notes and Introduction 

Inaugural Addresses  

Presidential remarks and publication of studies

Prof. Dr. T.G.Sitharam, Chairman CiSTUP, IISc

Prof. Dr. Otthein Herzog, Executive Board member, acatech

Mr. Hans-Günter Löffler, German Deputy General Consul, Bangalore

Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Min. of Urban Development Delhi (Proposed)

Dr. A.Chakroborty, Director, IGSTC, Delhi

Mr.  S.V. Ranganath, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka

Prof. Dr. P.Balaram, Director, Indian Institute of Science

11:10 – 11:30 Tea/ Coffee Break  
11:30 – 12:30 Making Bangalore a Smarter City :

– An Indo-German-research proposal

  • First experiences and user expectations
Prof. Dr. Jörg Schönharting, CEO, TRC Transportation Research

& consulting GmbH, Essen, and Prof. Dr. T. G. Sitharam,

Prof. Dr. K. B. Akhilesh, Dept of Management Studies, IISc, Bangalore

12:30 – 13:00 What are the socio-economic Challenges and Implications for Mobility Projects ?– a Social Sciences Perspective Prof. Dr. K.R.S. Murthy, Chairman, Board of Governors - Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
13:00 – 13:30 Sustainable Governance in Indian Megacities – a challenge for Institutions and Citizens? Dr. Jörg Himmelreich, Jacobs-University, Bremen
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break  
14:30 – 14:50 Urban Mobility in India– Policies and Governance Mrs. V. Manjula, Commissioner, Urban Land Transport & Urban Development Department, Govt of Karnataka
14:50 – 15:20 Indian Megacities - Drivers and Constraints in the Change Process Prof. Dr. Reinhard Doleschal, Head of the Business School, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Lemgo; Germany

Dr. H S Sudhira, consultant, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

15:20 – 15:40 Tea/Coffee Break  
15:40 - 16:15 Mobility Projects and Citizens Engagement – are we doing enough? Mr. H.L. Shashidhara, India Urban Space Foundation

Mr. Pranav Jha, co-founder –, Bangalore

Mr. Suresh Heblikar  Founder, Eco-watch

16:15 – 17:15 Panel Discussion:

Socio- Economic Challenges for Smart Cities – where do we go from here?

Moderator – Prof. Dr. Peter Sachsenmeier (CEO, IMAG), Prof. Dr. T.G. Sitharam, Dr.J.Himmelreich, Mrs. V. Manjula, Mr. S. Heblikar. Prof. Dr. N. Pani, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Mr. R. Kalupner, Nextbike GmbH
17:15 – 17:30 Wrap up and Vote of Thanks Prof. Dr. Otthein Herzog



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I will be there

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I plan to be there for the full day, taking leave to listen in to the German team and explore support all around for Bus Priority System like concepts.

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I would also be attending

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i would also be attending.

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Interesting symposium

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I will be attending the full day's programme. 

silkboard's picture

upto 10 can easily be accomodated, more folks?

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Also, have attached the full day schedule to the event post above.

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I will be present full day.


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All set, see you Venu, PSA, Pathy, Sathya, Murali, Anu

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Have confirmed six names to CiSTUP for the event tomorrow, I will be there by 9.30. See you guys tomorrow. comment guidelines

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