LEARNING FROM SMALL CITIES

Governing imagined futures in India’s smart urban age

 
 
PC: Rohit Madan

PC: Rohit Madan

Jalandhar: Emigration, transnationalism and the future of a 'Smart Chowk' development

Project PI Ayona Datta introduces Sudama Bazaar in Jalandhar through the transnational connections that make smart city proposals irrelevant for both older and younger generation of traders.

PC; Rohit Madan

PC; Rohit Madan

Searching for the ‘Smart City’ in Nashik

Research Assistant, Shilpa Dahake, introduces Nashik and the ongoing Smart City Project in detail. She elaborates on the impacts of the Smart Road Project, and the sentiments shared by the locals.

PC: Srilata Sircar

PC: Srilata Sircar

Recording the Past and Writing the Future in Jalandhar

Research Associate, Srilata, shares her archival adventures in Jalandhar. She writes that we must embrace the rich lived experiences and politics of place as well as trace continuities between the past, present and future of the city.

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🏙️💡📅📝🗣️💭 Presentation by PI Ayona Datta introducing the project '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.

Presentation by project PI Ayona Datta

 

Featured Images from small cities

Shimla in the monsoon mist. Photo: Ayona Datta

Shimla in the monsoon mist. Photo: Ayona Datta

Burton Park, Jalandhar. Photo: Varun Patil.

Burton Park, Jalandhar. Photo: Varun Patil.

Nashik Police wall mural promoting the Smart Safe City. Photo: Ayona Datta

Nashik Police wall mural promoting the Smart Safe City. Photo: Ayona Datta

Jalandhar archives. Photo: Srilata Sircar

Jalandhar archives. Photo: Srilata Sircar

Digital India in Shimla. Photo: Ayona Datta

Digital India in Shimla. Photo: Ayona Datta

Lower Bazaar, Shimla. Photo: Ayona Datta

Lower Bazaar, Shimla. Photo: Ayona Datta