Year of India Conference 2018

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Welcome to the Year of India Conference 2018

 Kennesaw State University welcomes you to join us for the Conference on Envisioning the Future and Understanding the Realities of India’s Urban Ecologies. The primary focus of the conference will be discussing Sustainability in India’s rapidly developing urban areas.

Please register for the conference by clicking the button below.

Register for the Year of India Conference 2018

Thursday, March 15 - 17, 2018

Hosted by:
Kennesaw State University
Georgia State University

  • India, a land of ancient wisdom and cultural world heritage, is home to the world’s first
    cities. In the last twenty years it has experienced unprecedented growth, development, and change, altering its physical, cultural, and social landscape with dramatic effect. Today, its cities embody a paradoxical mix of globalization, modernity, and advanced technology with regionalism, tradition, and religion, juxtaposed with extreme poverty and
    inequality.

    Sustainability, in all its facets has emerged as a key problem in India’s development story. Urbanization is not an independent variable of development, but an integral part and product of the development process itself. Therefore, there is a need to understand urban issues as part of a larger development process affecting both rural and urban communities and livelihoods, employing historical and contemporary perspectives (with regional and global implications).

    Building off research in the fields of Sociology, Biology, and Architecture, the conference will examine contemporary urban growth in India and its effects on the everyday ecologies of its people. Our goal is a more holistic understanding of India’s urban ecologies, their interdependence, and the need for more sustainable strategies for urbanization. India’s cities can provide applicable lessons to the more global concerns of urbanization around the world.

  • Download the Conference Schedule PDF

    Exhibit:
    Multicultural India: A Visual Journey
    Featuring the photography of Robert Arnett

    Gallery Hours of operation are:
    M-F 9:00am- 4:30pm.
    Sat. 9:00am- 2:00pm
    KSU Social Science Building Atrium 
    402 Bartow Ave, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Poster Session:
    "The Indian Garment Industry in Global Context"
    Featuring the work of Students from Dr. Jason Rhodes’ courses on Geography.

    Early Reception:
    March 15, 2018


    Friday, March 16th 2018

    • 8:00am- 4:30pm:On- Site Registration,
      Main Office Arch. Bldg.
      Please pay any outstanding registration fees and pick up conference materials


    • 8:15am Bus Shuttle from Hotel to Architecture Building, KSU


    • 8:30am- 9:15am: Presenters Breakfast, Reception,
      Architecture Gallery
      Reserved for Presenters and Full Registration Attendees


    • 9:25am- 9:45am: Welcome & Opening Introduction,
      Pitt Jury Space

      • Welcome: Dan Paracka, Director of Academic Initiatives and Professor of Education Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA USA

      • Introduction: Dr. Tony Rizzuto- Chair, Department of Architecture Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA USA 
        Ravi Ghadge- Assistant Professor Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA USA


    • 9:45am- 11:30am: Paper Session 1, 
      Rm 174
      Title: History & Influences

      • Paper 1- ‘Turning Leaves: Colonial Ecological Texts and the Making of Goan Modernity’ – R. Benedito Ferrao, College of William & Mary

      • Paper 2- ‘Chandigarh: a 21st Century Smart City?’ – Dhruvee Patel Kennesaw State University

      • Paper 3- ‘Recovering Sustainable Design Practices in Early Post-Independence India Housing: Two Case Studies’ – Daniel Williamson, SCAD Atlanta


    • 11:30pm- 12:30pm: Paper Session 2,
      Rm 174
      Title: The Impact of Globalization
      • Paper 4- ‘Inclusive Growth and the Urban Question’ - Dr. Ravi Ghadge, Kennesaw State University

      • Paper 5- ‘Human Rights, Globalization and Immigrants in the Indian City’ – Tinaz Parvi, Spelman College


    • 12:30- 1:45pm: Presenters Luncheon,
      Architecture Gallery
      Reserved for Presenters and Full Registration Attendees

    • 1:45pm - 3:30pm: Paper Session 3,
      Rm 174 
      Title: Globalization, Sustainability and Housing Equity

      • Paper 6- ‘Deriving Framework for Slum Rehabilitation through Environmental Perspectives ; Case Study Mumbai India’ – Ashwini Bhosale, B.R. Harne College of Architecture, Vangani, Maharashtra India

      • Paper 7- ‘Who’s Mumbai is it? Urban Contestations in a Globalizing City’ – Dr. Ravi Ghadge, Kennesaw State University

      • Paper 8- ‘Housing for All in India – as a Sustainable Development Goal’ – Nadia Shah, Illinois Institute of Technology


    • 3:30pm- 3:45pm: Coffee Break,
      Architecture Building
      Coffee and Beverages will be available for Registered Attendees   


    • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: Keynote Presentation 2,
      Pitt Jury Space
      Featuring: Anuradha Mathur & Dilip da Cunha


    • 6:30pm: Bus Shuttle to Reception, 
      TBA

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 

    • 8:00am- 4:30pm: On- Site Registration Main Office, Arch Bldg
      Reserved for Presenters and Full Registration Attendees


    • 9:00am- 10:00am: Keynote Presentation 2,
      Pitt Jury Space
      Featuring: Johannes Nijman


    • 10:00- 10:15am: Coffee Break,
      Architecture Bldg.
      Coffee and Beverages will be available for Registered Attendees 

    • 10:15am- 12:00am: Paper Session 4,
      Rm174

      • Paper 9- 'Critical Success Factors for the Implementation of Smart Cities Mission in India' - Amrita Chowdhury, Director, Gaia Smart Cities Mumbai India

      • Paper 10- ‘India’s Unbalanced Urban Growth: and Appraisal of Trends and Processes’ -  Purva Sharma, UNC Greensboro

      • Paper 11- ‘Bike Sharing in India: Fad or Sustainable Way of Life’ - Amrita Chowdhury, Director, Gaia Smart Cities Mumbai India, Mona Sinha, Kennesaw State University and Nuri Sinha The Georgia Institute of Technology


    • 12:00pm- 1:00pm: Presenters Luncheon,
      Architecture Gallery
      Reserved for Presenters and Full Registration Attendees

    • 1:00am- 2:00am: Salon Session 1,
      Rm 174
      Title: TBA

    • 2:00pm- 3:00pm Salon Session 2,
      Rm 174
      Title: TBA

    • 3:15pm Bus Shuttle to Hotel


    • 7:15pm Shuttle to Bailey Performance Hall


    • 8:00pm Duo Virtuoso Concert Performance by Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Charuasia,
      Bailey Performance Center
  • A Duo Virtuoso Concert Performance by Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Charuasia 

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    Saturday, March 17th
    Concert starts at 8:00pm, orderves will be surved starting at 6:00pm.
    Bailey Performance Hall
    488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144

    The duo will take listeners on an ancient musical journey with the sounds of Rakesh’s wooden flute and Zakir’s Table, a traditional Indian drum set.

    This concert is included in the conference registration fee. 

  • For overnight stay, attendees to the conference can make their reservation at Radisson Hotel in Marietta by clicking the link below.

    Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations Here

    Radisson Hotel Atlanta-Marietta (Google Map)
    1775 Parkway Place Se, Marietta, GA 30067
    +1 (770) 420-3533

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