Peter van der Veer (MPI-MMG): "Urban Experience in India and China"

Video October 04, 2011
© Asia Society, 2011

An UrbanAsia series presentation with Peter van der Veer

As a historical trend, people across the world have been moving from the countryside to cities. 70% of the world‘s population will be urban by 2050, compared to only 10% a century ago. China and India are no exception, but the ways in which these two countries are undergoing urbanization are very different. This presentation examines urban governance in Shanghai and Mumbai, two post-colonial port cities that are comparable in size. Join us for an exploration of differing strategies and outcomes of urban citizenship, housing and public manifestations of religion. We will investigate theories of citizenship, civil society, and the public sphere in relation to issues of development.

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