Upcoming Events

Past Events Login

June 2019

  • Tuesday, June 25th Governing the Environment of Small Cities: The Role of Municipalities in Gujarat and West Bengal

    DateTimeLocation
    Tuesday, June 25, 20192:00PM - 3:30PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
    + Register for this Event Print this Event Bookmark this Event

    Description

    There is a widely shared belief that decentralization has the potential to lead to more efficient, responsive and accountable government. In the Indian context, however, the existing literature indicates that state (provincial) governments failed to devolve substantive powers and funds to municipalities. This presentation discusses municipal-state relations through the lens of urban environmental governance and in the case of small cities, which are generally understudied. While our findings based on in-depth research in Gujarat and West Bengal largely confirm the conclusions from the literature, they also point to important differences between the two states and to differing degrees of municipal agency and relative autonomy influenced by institutional frameworks and the flow of funds and personnel.

    René Véron is professor of social geography based at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on urban environmental governance with a regional specialization on India. He is particularly interested in exploring socio-environmental processes related to urban environmental services, waste and pollution using an approach of urban political ecology.


    Speakers

    René Véron
    Speaker
    Professor, Social Geography, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Visiting Professor, Asian Institute

    Rajyashree Narayanareddy
    Chair
    Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning; University of Toronto at Scarborough


    Sponsors

    Asian Institute

    Co-Sponsors

    Centre for South Asian Studies

    Department of Geography and Planning

    Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance


    If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.

    Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



    +

Newsletter Signup Sign up for the Munk School Newsletter

× Strict NO SPAM policy. We value your privacy, and will never share your contact info.