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Established in 1926, AIILSG is a premier autonomous research and training institution in India. Headquartered in the business capital of India – Mumbai, it operates through its 45 centres situated across the length and breadth of the country. A range of regular training courses provided by the Institute serve as a guiding force for urban management, municipal administration, sanitation, municipal finance and other areas of operations for running a city efficiently. The Institute has been organizing capacity building training programs for elected representatives and municipal officials and helping cities to improve the quality of civic services rendered to citizens.

Urban Dialogues, a roundtable series, is an initiative by the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG). The aim is to set the next-gen urban agenda. Each conference focuses on a specific urban issue. The conference brings together academicians, policymakers, urban planners, business leaders, representatives of civil society organisations and other intelligentsia from urban sector to find sustainable solutions for the problems cities face today. We submit a report, based on expert comments and outcomes of the conference, to the Urban Development Ministry, state governments, municipal corporations and media. Urban Update magazine publishes a special feature covering the issues discussed in Urban Dialogues series. The outcome of the sessions intends to anchor a public discourse on creating aspirational city life for all citizenship. The end objective behind bringing all these experts under one roof is to facilitate brainstorming on the opportunities, challenges and scope for developing a truly liveable and inclusive city infrastructure, encompassing the current situations pertaining to policy guidelines, regulatory norms, implementation challenges, etc.

Our earlier Urban Dialogues were well patronized by the central government, state and local
governments, and national and international research organizations such as the United Nations,
United Cities and Local Governments- Asia Pacific (UCLG-ASPAC), United States Green Building
Council (USGBC), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) and National Institute of Urban Affairs. Earlier editions of Urban Dialogues addressed issues such as Housing for All, Energy for All, Inclusive Urban Design, Redevelopment of Mumbai, Better Banaras, Amazing Agra and Reimagining Bhopal.

All India Institute of Local Self-Government announces 8th Urban Dialogues to be held in the
picturesque city of Indore on August 21, 2019. Indore was ranked as the ‘Cleanest city’ of India in the Swachh Survekshan for the two consecutive times. The municipal corporation will present its case study during the conference. Apart from being a historical city, Indore is also the educational and commercial center of Madhya Pradesh. The city is a host to many industries, like automobile, textile, IT etc. The objective of the conference is to underline the issues such as traffic management, water supply, environment and find out solutions to address them. ‘Urban Dialogues’ will also be discussing ambitious missions of Government of India like Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission, AMRUT amongst others. The event will have four sessions in which the achievements and future plans of the Governments to make the city more inclusive and livable for its citizens would be discussed. Key officials from the Madhya Pradesh Government would be presenting their vision for city’s development and solution for improving civic services. The discussions on problem of water scarcity, transportation system and city’s urban environment will also be discussed.


Timing: 0900-0930 hrs

Timing: 0930-1045 hrs
Welcome Address                                                               Mr. Ranjit S Chavan, President, AIILSG
Lighting of Lamp                                                                Chief Guest and other dignitaries
Theme Address                                                                     Mr. Abhilash Khandekar, Senior Journalist, Founder, The Nature Volunteers
Special Guest Address                                                     Mr. Asheesh Singh, Municipal Commissioner, Indore
Special Guest Address                                                     Mr. Sajjan Singh Verma, Minister of Public Works and Environment, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Special Guest Address                                                     Mr. Shankar Lalwani, Member of Parliament, Indore
Special Guest Keynote Address                                 Ms. Sumitra Mahajan, Former Lok Sabha Speaker
Vote of Thanks                                                                      Mr. Ravi Ranjan Guru, Deputy Director General, AIILSG

Timing: 1045-1100 hrs

Timing: 1100-1300 hrs

Talking Points

  • Need Based Assessment for Smart Projects
  • Technology and Traffic Management: Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS)
  • Public Private Partnership for Indore Smart City
  • Integrating development needs with Smart City eco-system
  • The Way Forward

Timing: 1300-1345 hrs

Timing: 1345-1545 hrs

Talking Points

  • ‘Greening’ Indore
  • Drinking Water: 24*7 Water Supply and its challenges
  • Conservation and Preservation of Natural Ecosystem
  • Energy Efficiency in Delivering of Civic Services and Green Innovation
  • The Way Forward

Timing: 1545-1600 hrs

Timing: 1600-1730 hrs


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