The Indian FAN Symposium 2018 on Smart and Sustainable Cities
20th January 2018
Taj Exotica, Benaulim, Goa
|20th January 2018|
|07:30-08:00||Registration and Networking|
Welcome Address by Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay
Opening Remarks/Introduction by Prof. Ravi Sinha, Dean Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Bombay -- A summary report of steps undertaken as a result of the Goa FAN meeting (2017)
|08:30-09:30||Morning Plenary Session|
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
|09:30-10:15||Opening keynote speaker Mr. Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)|
Panel Discussion I – Sustainable Mobility for Smart Cities
Theme: The concept of "Smart City", in Indian context, focuses on sustainable and inclusive development. It envisages compact urban form having core infrastructure with a decent quality of life to its citizens. The built environment and the transport system in a smart city should result in sustainable mobility. Creating walkable localities with mixed land use, provision of smart transport infrastructure and public transport system with last mile para-transit connectivity, promoting transit oriented development (TOD) and achieving integrated multimodal transport are some of the ways for achieving sustainable mobility in smart cities. The panellist will deliberate and debate on these as well as other smart solutions for achieving sustainable and equitable mobility to all. The research to be carried out to address the gaps and barriers in the implementation of these policies will be highlighted.
Moderator: Prof. K. V. Krishna Rao, Professor, Civil Engineering, IIT BombayPanel:
Panel Discussion II – ICT solutions for Smart Cities
Theme: This theme is today an overarching one in urban transformation, as it is the backbone for the provision of many services to citizens and the measurement of the quality of service provided. In green cities the ICT backbone can be planned and provided for as any other infrastructure, and in existing cities it become one of the various parameters in effective urban transformation design. Internet of things (IoT) is a technology that has the ability to drive social change in urban areas. However, it is very important to discuss how the power of this technology should provide efficient information to all stakeholders to drive effective decisions at the city level (e-governance) and enable citizen participation in delivery of efficient services that address their needs.
Moderator: Prof. Krithi Ramamritham, Professor, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), IIT Bombay
Co-Moderator:Prof. Purushottam Kaushik, Senior Advisor – Smart cities and Infrastructure, McKinsey and adjunct faculty with Desai Sethi Centre for Entrepreneurship, IIT BombayPanel:
Panel Discussion III – Urban water and environment management: Working towards a zero-discharge society
Theme: India with its increasing population and associated urban and industrial growth is facing a challenge of urban environmental management. The cities and urban areas with mixed land use and unplanned growth pose a technical complex problem for environmental scientists to ensure minimum desired environmental quality in the urban areas. Despite setting the priorities and also allocation of funds, the urban waste water management is at the serious non-compliance resulting in severe pollution of surface and ground waters. It is now therefore necessary to find innovative techniques with multi-sectoral approach involving technological interventions, financial models and progressive regulations. Systemic changes are needed for working towards a zero discharge society.
Moderator: Prof. Kapil Gupta, Professor, Water Resources engineering (Civil), IIT Bombay
Co-Moderator: Prof. Virendra Sethi, Professor, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
Panel Discussion IV – Urban Design: Working towards improving the quality of life
Theme: This theme deals with the effective design of new cities or neighbourhoods, or design of urban transformation in existing cities. Most of the problems in cities can be ascribed to a silo approach to city development, where land-use development plans, infrastructure plans and services provision plans are developed separately, if such plans exist at all. Thus, development of the city as a design exercise just does not happen. It is imperative that strategic plans for redevelopment of existing cities are designed that consider the essential driver of economic development and the genome of the city as basic tenets. The deconstruction can then be done for development of land-use, infrastructure, and service provisions plans. Thus, discussions will focus on the application of this essential deconstruction and reconstruction process of design in urban transformation.
Moderator: Prof. Arnab Jana, Professor, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
Co-Moderator: Prof. Ronita Bardhan, Professor, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
Joint Plenary session with DA – Dr. Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa
|Director’s reception (Dinner)|
The following format will be followed for the 4 sessions:
- Each session would be of 90 minutes each. Each speaker presents for 5-7 mins, then we run 2 rounds of Q & A facilitated by session coordinator.
- The session would start with the moderator opening the session with an overview of the topic and the institute level activities by an IITB faculty member (expert in the area)
- Panel discussion will follow the introduction with a minimum of 3 identified panellists. The panel discussion may have a mix of faculty and external invitees
- The panel discussion would be closed with a brief conclusion by the session moderator or speaker (expert in the area)