An Urban Observatory for Mumbai

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An Urban Observatory for Mumbai - Dec 05, 2016

As a part of our effort to improve industry-academia collaboration and provide strategic inputs to policy makers and industry members, the Chamber is facilitating a Workshop on Mumbai Urban Observatory. It is being organised under UK-India Joint Network on Sustainable Cities and funded by Research Councils UK. This workshop is actively be supported by IGIDR, TISS, IIPS and IIT Mumbai.

An urban observatory facilitates monitoring urban dynamics at the local level. It is typically a network of local stakeholders responsible for producing, analysing and disseminating data on a meaningful set of indicators. Data and information resources produced by the local network are used to support decision-making and formulation of evidence based policies. There are several variants of urban observatories established by Governments, Think Tanks, Technology Companies and Civil Society groups. However, the idea was widely advanced by the UN-Habitat's Global Urban Observatory. In India, the National Institute of Urban Affairs is engaging with various stakeholders for establishing urban observatories to address the complex entanglement of information in rapidly growing cities.

The objectives of the workshop are :
1) To familiarise the civic and corporate stakeholders about the concept of Urban Observatory
2) To discuss the feasible models for the creation and implementation of the Urban Observatory
3) To share global examples of Urban Observatories
4) To deliberate on specific challenges faced by the City of Mumbai
5) To suggest an action plan for acquiring civic and corporate support for the initiative

Format :
1) Individual Presentations by Dignitaries and Reseachers
2) Panel Discussions
3) Break-out sessions
4) Strategic recommendations

Sub-themes for Panel Discussion :
1) Urban Observatories & Smart Cities
2) Mumbai and its Urban Context
3) Smart Cities: Observing the City
4) Engaging Citizens in Making their City Smarter
5) Stakeholder perspectives on Urban Observatory
6) Design & Vision for an Urban Observatory

Participants Profile :
Academicians, Consultants, NGOs, Bureaucrats, Technocrats, Corporate, Entrepreneurs

Proposed Program :

Day 1: Monday 5 December 2016 
09.00 - 09.25 Registration
09.25 - 09.30 Welcome: Mr Vijay Srirangan, Director General, Bombay Chamber
 
Session 1: Urban Observatories & Smart Cities 
09:30 – 9:45 The Urban Observatory Context & Introduction to the Indo-UK Network - Dr Ajith Kaliyath
09:45 - 10:00 Lessons from Global Smart Cities - Dr Devendra Saroj, University of Surrey
 
Session 2: Mumbai and its Urban Context 
10:00 - 10:15 Mumbai: Creative Opportunities for a Better Future: Bombay Chamber
10:15 - 10:30 Opportunities for Meta City Mumbai: Prof. Jagan Shah, Director, NIUA
10:30 - 10:45 Visioning Mumbai: Representative, Urban Development & Housing, Govt. of Maharashtra
 
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee & Tea Break
 
11:00 - 11:15 Managing services in the city - Representative, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
11:15 - 11:30 Need and Possibilities for an Urban Observatory in the Greater Mumbai context – Prof. Sudhakar Yedla, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
11:45 - 12:00 Summary & Vote of Thanks
 
Session 3: Smart Cities: Observing the City 
12:00 - 12:15 Reviewing role of data and citizens - Prof M L Clarke
12:15 - 12:30 Demographic dynamics of Mumbai - Prof R B Bhagat, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
 
Session 4: Engaging Citizens in Making their City Smarter: Community Empowerment 
14:00 - 14:15 Sensors & Community Engagement: The Red Hookworks - Dr L Bosher
14:15 - 14:30 The Informal Sector: Opportunities for Engaging all Citizens in Urban development: TISS
14:30 - 14:45 Smart Heritage: Conserving History and Cultural Identity - Dr P Riganti, Nottingham Trent
14:45 - 15:00 Data Analytics & Opportunities for Business – Speaker to be identified
15:00 - 15:15 Big Data Management & Ethics: ensuring the rights and benefits for all citizens - IIT Bombay
 
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee & Tea Break
 
15:45 - 16:30 Session 5: Breakout session 
Group 1: Connected Mumbai: 5G, sensors & opportunities via the Internet of Things
Group 2: Involvement of the Informal Sector
Group 3: Community-led Smart Initiatives
Group 4: Open Data Governance & App Innovation Opportunities
 
16:30 - 17:00 Group Feedback 

17:00 Summary and Close: Prof M Clarke, Dr A Kaliyath & Mr Pravin Rane

 

Day 2: Tuesday 6 December 2016
09.00 - 09.25 Registration 
09.25 - 09.30 Welcome: Mr Vijay Srirangan, Director General, Bombay Chamber
 
Session 6:  Stakeholder perspectives 
09:30 - 09:45 Need and Support for the Mumbai Urban Observatory – Senior Industry Leader
09:45 - 10:00 Global Financial Flows - and benefit of Real-time Data- Senior Economist
10:00 - 10:15 Smart City Proposal and Data Plug-ins - Speaker to be identified
10:15 - 10:30 Big Data for Smarter Cities – Representative of Siemens Ltd.
10:30 - 10:45 Examples of Real-time Data led problem solving – Neilsen / TCS
10:45 -10:50 Vote of Thanks - Mr Vijay Srirangan, Director General, Bombay Chamber
 
10:50 - 11:30 Coffee & tea break
 
Session 7: Designing an Urban Observatory for Mumbai 
11:30 - 12:30: Breakout sessions
Group 1 Sensors: what should be instrumented
Group 2 Community: how could citizens participate
Group 3 Data: how should data be archived and managed
Group 4 Information: what information do decision-makers need
 
Session 8: Feedback 
12:30 - 12:50 Group Feedback & Discussion
12:50 - 13:00 Summary & Proposal Consensus - Prof M Clarke, Dr A Kaliyath & Mr Pravin Rane
 
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
 
14:00 -15:00 Session 9: Vision for an Urban Observatory for Mumbai 
Presentation of the Vision to a Panel of Key Stakeholders - Prof M Clarke & Dr A Kaliyath
British High Commission, Mumbai
Senior Representative of  MIDC
Senior Economist, Industry        
 
15:00 - 15:30 Next Steps - Prof M Clarke, Dr A Kaliyath& Mr Pravin Rane
 
15:30 Close of Formal Meeting, Coffee & Tea
 
15:45– 16:30 Management & Planning Meeting for all UK-India Network Members
 
16:30  Conclusion
Prof M Clarke

Dr A Kaliyath

Dr P Riganti,
Nottingham Trent

Dr L Bosher

Prof R B Bhagat,
International Institute for Population Sciences 

Prof. Sudhakar Yedla, 
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

Prof. Jagan Shah, 
Director, NIUA

Dr Devendra Saroj, 
University of Surrey

 Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

For Registration Contact :

Mr Pravin Rane | Deputy Director 
Phone: 022 61200219, Mobile : 9594971479
 
Mr Sayed Adil Nawaz | Sr. Executive
Phone: 022 61200264 | Mobile: +91-810-882-8085
Email : ukieriproject@bombaychamber.com

 Participation is only by Invitation. please register your interest


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