International Conference on Competitive Cities (Cities Conference)

Venue: Taj Mahal Hotel

Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 08, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 07, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 07, 2010
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Event Description

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Northern Region is organizing an International Conference on Competitive Cities scheduled on Monday, 8th March 2010 in The Taj Mahal Hotel, Number One Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110 011, India. The theme of the Conference is “City Development: Emerging Business Models”.

Institute of Competitiveness, India is the Knowledge Partner for the Conference.

With 30 per cent of India already living in town and cities, it is projected that in the next 2 decades nearly half of India would be living in urbanized areas. A major challenge would be to developing new cities especially tier 2 and 3 cities as alternate hubs for commercial activity and migration. This becomes more important by looking at the fact that the present metros are reeling under severe resource and infrastructure crunch.

The conference will take the discussion to a new level in what promises to be an event that will have an impact for years to come on the urban debate. Some of the debates would look at urban mobility, diversity, environment, social development, new business models for making impact on liveability of cities et al.

Various stakeholders would come together at the conference to ensure that the conference makes a lasting contribution to new ideas and solutions. This event would bring together government leaders, ministers, mayors, diplomats, non-governmental organizations, academics, professionals, Developers, Investors, Hotel Operators, Realtors, Real Estate Managers, architects, auto companies, Consultants & Other Service Providers, Corporates both in Public & Private Sectors Financial Institutions, Banks, Asset Management Companies Consulting & Legal Firms, Infrastructure & Facility Managers and slum dweller groups who are all working towards smarter cities.

On this occasion a report on “Liveability of Cities” would also be released which looks at some of the themes of the conference. The report is being commissioned in conjunction with Institute for Competitiveness India.

Topics of Discussion

New City Development: The session would focus on what are the Governance Issues, What are the Best practices available, What should be the Sustainable Model for City Development for Tier II & Tier III Cities to become Tier I and How to make cities more Liveable, Clean? and How to create self sustaining business models. What is the Global Benchmarking? What does it take to commercialise viable city development? What are the Challenges for this to happen whether related to Policy, Regulatory and Infra Linkages?

Bridging the Urban Divide: How is the peri-urban interface shaped by economic policies, administrative measures or planning regulations? How do such policies affect people's lives - and poorer, more vulnerable people in particular? How is the environmental sustainability of both cities and rural areas affected by the flow of commodities, capital, natural resources, people or pollution? Insights aims to explore these issues, to provide a better understanding of the problems and opportunities facing poor women and men in the peri-urban interface and to show how these issues are being addressed. What would be impact of Income Pattern in Cities?

Governance and Participation: Cities have strongly emerged as the prime engines of the Indian economy and generators of national wealth…the future is inescapably urban. The session would focus on what are the issues in Good Governance; How would decentralization, municipal finance, urban environment, transparent and Civic Engagement, municipal management and capacity building affect the Governance and participation in the city development and management. How would Corridor driven urbanization affect the city development?

Sustainability & Urban Mobility: The Session would focus on what is the Status of Public Services; How would Technology, transportation & Sustainable Business and Urban Mobility improve/ impact the city development; What are the New Economic Models of Urban Transportation? What are the investments related to sustainability? How to create self sustaining business models?


Mansingh Road
New Delhi

Additional Information

PARTICIPATION FEE (per delegate): - CII Members (Large & Medium) Rs. 2,500 - CII SSI Members Rs. 2,000 - Non-Members (Large & Medium) Rs. 3,000 - SSI Non-Members Rs. 2,500 - Students / Faculty / Govt. Institutions Rs. 1,500