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XIMB-XUB organized 'Annual Rainbow Cities Summit'

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Published : Friday, 7 October, 2016 2:24 PM

XIMB-XUB organized “Annual Rainbow Cities Summit”

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Knowledge Systems for Building Sustainable Cities at“Annual Rainbows Cities Summit 2016”

The first “Annual Rainbow Cities Summit" organized by the Urban Management and Governance Programme of XIMB-XUB, took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Tuesday and Wednesday. The event aimed at addressing the need for developing knowledge systems and human resources for sustainable, resilient, humane and peaceful cities. G. MathiVathanan, Commissioner cum Secretary, Human & Urban Development, Government of Odisha, graced the event as the Chief Guest.

The summitcommenced on Tuesday with the lighting of the ceremonious lamp and a welcome address by Prof. Dr. Father Paul Fernandes, Vice Chancellor,XavierUniversity Bhubaneswar. Industry leaders, policy makers and administrators, attended the summit; who enlightened the students and faculty with their insights on urban development

The first speaker of Day 1 was ChetanVaidya, Director, SPA, NewDelhi,who spoke about the migration of rural population to urban areas. “For urban area augmentation we need both infrastructure and governance.” saidMrVaidya. He emphasized the need for skill development and efficient land utilizationto effectively manage urban sprawl.

Chief Guest for the summit, G. MathiVathanan, Commissioner cum Secretary, Human & Urban Development, Government of Odisha, then addressed the audience. “Bhubaneswar needs mobility, road improvement and better parking facilities.” He also spoke about the need for full time professionals and internal revenue generation for upliftment of slums in Bhubaneswar.

Annual Rainbow Cities Summit 2016 | XIM Bhubaneswar | XIMB

The next speakers were D. Durgaprasad, Centre for Organisation Development, Hyderabad; Meera Mehta, Professor, CEPT University and Partha Mukhopadhyay, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research. They talked about the relevance of policies, norms and efficient data collection for creating resilient cities. 

Moderator for the discussion, Dinesh Mehta, Director, Urban Management and Governance Programme, XIMB-XUB, then spoke about the need for accountability and comprehensive information systems to build smart cities.
Day 1 of ARCS ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Tathagat Chatterjee, Professor, Xavier University Bhubaneswar.

Day 2 of ARCS’16 commenced on Wednesday morning at Xavier University Bhubaneswar, with a welcome address by Dr. Kajri Mishra, Co-ordinator, Urban Management and Governance, XUB.  

IAS officer Sachin Jadhav, Director, Municipal Administration and Odisha Urban Housing Mission then adressed the students on the issue of solid waste management. He said, “Our duty as planners and managers is to educate public and spread awareness.” He emphasised community led programs to manage the issue of sanitation and waste.

Annual Rainbow Cities Summit 2016 | XIM Bhubaneswar | XIMB

The next speaker was Abhik Ganguly, Business Head(Odisha), HDFC Ltd. He explained the significance of afforadble housing policies and government schemes, discussing the objectives , eligibility and benefits of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

The enriching discussion with dignitaries was followed by a question and answer session where students gained valuable insights from the speakers. The summit concluded with a vote of thanks byTathagatChatterjee, Professor, XUB.

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