VIRTUAL — “Urban Sustainability Transitions in India and the World: Advancing Science and Policy”
The M.S. Chadha Center for Global India at Princeton University will host its inaugural conference, “Urban Sustainability Transitions in India and the World: Advancing Science and Policy,” a two-day series of discussions featuring more than 50 experts on India and sustainable urban development, starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 27. The conference will be held online and is open to the public — register by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 26, to receive a link for live-streaming.
The conference will focus on India’s urban trajectory and our common quest for sustainability across cities and nations worldwide. India’s upcoming massive urbanization will bring nearly 400 million new urbanites to cities by 2050 and is occurring against a backdrop of major global challenges, as well as opportunities in technology and social innovations. Innovations discussed will include infrastructure transitions, the food-energy-water nexus, smart cities, circular economy, public health, nature-based solutions, artificial intelligence, and governance.
A full list of speakers is available online. The conference schedule is below with times listed in Eastern Daylight (EDT) and India Standard Time (IST):
- Urban Sustainability Innovations in India and the World
Friday, March 27, 8:30-11:45 a.m. EDT (6-9:15 p.m. IST)
- The Urban Food System: U.S., India and Africa
Friday, March 27, 2:15-3:45 p.m. EDT (11:45 p.m.-1:15 a.m. IST)
- How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research in India Can Impact the World and Transform the Science
Saturday, March 28, 9-10:20 a.m. EDT (6:30-7:50 p.m. IST)
The conference is co-sponsored the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). Established in 2019, the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India (CGI) addresses key interactions between India and the world that have potential to transform human and planetary well-being, and our imaginaries of the human experience.