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Governing Imagined Futures And The Dynamics Of Change In India’s Smart Urban Age


1 August, 2018 09:30 AM - 2 August, 2018 05:00 PM 2018-08-01 09:30:00 2018-08-02 17:00:00 Europe/London Governing Imagined Futures And The Dynamics Of Change In India’s Smart Urban Age King's College London,Strand,London,WC2R 2LS

King's College London,Strand,London,WC2R 2LS


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We are hosting a workshop to launch our new ESRC Newton Funded research project entitled ‘Learning from Small Cities: Governing Imagined Futures and the Dynamics of Change in India’s Smart Urban Age’ on 1st August 2018 at King’s College London. We are also hosting a follow-up workshop on ‘Big Data and Urban Governance on the Margins of the City’ as part of a British Academy Visiting Fellowship awarded to Prof. Sanjay Srivastava (Indian PI on the ESRC project) at King’s College London on 2nd August 2018.

The workshops aim to focus research on smart cities, urban transformations, big data and urban governance in India and the Global South. They will also include separate presentations from the project team to introduce the project and garner feedback.

We invite applications for participation and/or presentation from urban studies scholars (with a particular encouragement to PhD and Early Career Researchers) working across urban studies, urban, social, cultural and political geography, technology and ICTs, sociology and geo-informatics.

We have limited funds available to support the participation of Early Career Researchers and PhD scholars.

Applications could address work on themes such as:

• Smart cities in the Global South

• Urban futures in the Global South

• Urban technological/ICT transformations

• Urban governance in the Global South

• Big Data and Deep data

• Urban ethnography in India/the Global South

For further information or to submit an application/proposal, please contact Dr. Ayona Datta (