Thematic Session - 2

Public-Private-People Partnerships (4Ps) for Inclusive & Sustainable Housing

20th October 2022 Session (02:00 pm to 03.30 pm)

Session Brief

This session will explore how cities can work with different players to incentivize provision of well-located affordable housing units and ensure an equitable future to the community. Some key questions that this session, organized as a panel discussion will attempt to answer are:

  • What are some new and transformative approaches that the private and public sector can take to ensure that the vulnerable sections of the society get access to affordable housing?
  • Who are the actors that can participate in building an equitable future while ensuring their interests as well?
  • What are mechanisms to engage communities and what role can community play in the different approaches to sustainable, affordable, and safe housing?
  • Are there examples of ‘people as a resource’ where local solutions have benefited the community and the city as a whole?

Chair: Sh. Hitesh Vaidya, Director, NIUA
Moderator: Ms. Parul Agarwala, Country Programme Manager, UN-Habitat India
Introduction by the Moderator
Opening Remarks by the Chair
Panel Discussion: (10 minutes each)
  • Sh. Amit Arora, Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot
  • Dr. Renu Khosla, Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)
  • Sh. Ian Shapiro, CEO, Reall
  • Ms. Francesca Lionetti, Associate Expert, UN-Habitat
  • Ms. Pratima Joshi, Executive Director, Shelter Associates
  • Mr. Harpal Dave, Asst. Town and Country Planner, Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO), MoHUA
  • Ms. Sarika Chakravarty, Senior Sector Coordinator, NIUA
* Speakers are to be confirmed

Sh. Hitesh Vaidya

Director, NIUA  

Ms. Parul Agarwala

Country Programme Manager UN-Habitat India

Sh. Amit Arora

Municipal Commissioner Rajkot

Dr. Renu Khosla

Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)

Sh. Ian Shapiro

CEO, Reall    

Ms. Francesca Lionetti

Associate Expert, UN-Habitat    

Ms. Pratima Joshi

Executive Director, Shelter Associates    

Mr. Harpal Dave

Asst. Town and Country Planner, Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO), MoHUA

Ms. Sarika Chakravarty

Senior Sector Coordinator, NIUA

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