THE Indian Institute of Architects NATIONAL CONVENTION 2014 – URBAN TRANSFORMATION – 11 – 13 December 2014 – IIT Bomabay
Of all the developing countries in the world, INDIA is perhaps the one, which has experienced more dramatic changes in the process of urbanization. The speed of urbanization poses an unprecedented managerial and policy challenges and hence, the stakeholders need to get engaged in a national discussion about how to handle urbanization in the country.
The post liberalization era of past 25 years has brought paradigmatic shifts in the Indian economy. This transformed Indian citizen and made him more aspirational and more demanding. Impatient with the pace of change, the citizens have often filled the vacuum, created between desire and fulfillment by introducing their own alternate practice. While the state has often been reactionary instead of being pro-active, this has transformed cities to cater to or often appease the aspiring citizens. As a result, multiple models of urban transformation have emerged that go beyond planning but persist on their own, as our urban reality today.
The IIA National Convention 2014 is aimed at seeking research and papers that map, analyze and evaluate the urban realities in this cusp of change. This will be a forum for interaction and deliberation on issues and options, related to urban transformation as we experience today not just in Mumbai but in the entire country. IIA is committed to draw the Agenda for Action for infrastructure development, be it residential, commercial, public transportation or sanitation through the forum of this national convention… IIA is expecting participation of 1500+ architects, planners and developers at this convention for the translation of ideas into action…
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