Brainstorming Session - 2
Formalizing Informal Settlements & SlumsRole of Planning, Policies and Financing
20th October 2022
(02:00 pm - 03:30 pm)
This session designed as an interactive and moderated conversation where the speakers will share their
responses to a set of key questions aimed at gaining an in-depth perspective on the theme. A few key
- Slum networking/Integration as an idea has been around for a while now. But why is it that this
idea has seen very limited successes and has not been able to scale up as was envisaged?
How can informal settlements be ‘networked’ and ‘integrated’ within the city since many are
located along infrastructure corridors?
What are some mechanisms by which slums, and informal settlements can be encouraged to pay
for the municipal services?
- What are socio-economic implications of introducing fees for municipal services on slums/informal settlement households?
- What are the models/mechanisms in lieu of municipal service provision in slums/informal settlements?
How can green/sustainable innovations/nature-based solutions help in creating new
(affordable/durable) models of infrastructure provision to these overlooked areas?
How can infrastructure and service provision provide opportunities for local economic
development, socio-economic empowerment and ultimately a reduction of poverty?
How can the well-being of the communities be achieved while providing a sustainable financing
model for urban local bodies to meet the scale needed?
Chair and Moderators: Dr. Barsha Poricha, Technical Head, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)
Panel Discussion: (10 minutes each)
- Ms. Banashree Banerjee, Independent Architecture & Planning Professional
Ms. Amita Bhide, Professor, Centre for Environmental Health, TISS
Sh. Anshu Sharma, Co-Founder, SEEDS
- Ms. Darshini Mahadevia, Professor & Associate Dean, Arts, Ahmedabad University
- Sh. Vishal Singh Chouhan, Municipal Commissioner, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh
- Ms. Aparna Das, Senior Advisor GIZ,India
* Speakers are to be confirmed