Prof. Tathagata Chatterji

  Professor, Urban Management & Governance
  PhD (Univ. of Queensland), M.Arch (Kent State Univ)
  School: Xavier School of Human Settlement (XAHS)
  Phone:9494636598
  Email:tathagata@xub.edu.in
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Teaching Interests

Urban Policies and Institutions, Land Management and Development Control, Theoretical Foundations of Sustainable Urbanisation, Urban Economic Development and Livelihood, Urban Environment t and Climate Change

Research Interests

Comparative Urban Governance, Urban Policies and Institutions, Urban Economic Development, Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda

Administrative Responsibilities

Organising Urban Management and Governance Colloquiums - coordinate with guest speakers. Administrative Coordination for Annual Rainbow Cities Summit; Organised workshop on Smart cities through collaboration with Manchester University; Spread awareness about the UMG program in planning and architectural institutes

Member in Editorial Board

Frontiers in Sustainable Cities - Associate Editor (Urban Governance)

Other Membership

Member Planning Institute of Australia, Fellow Institute of Urban Designers India, Member International Society of City and Regional Planners

Research & Publications

# Journal

2019, JOURNAL: New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times, Routledge, Taylor & Francis group, UK

2017, JOURNAL: Digital urbanism in a transitional economy – a review of India’s municipal e-governance policy, Taylor and Francis UK

2016, JOURNAL: From Margin to Mainstream: Informal Street Vendors and Local Politics in Kolkata, India, Univerite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

2016, JOURNAL: Modes of Governance and Local Economic Development: An Integrated Framework for Comparative Analysis of the Globalizing Cities of India, Sage Publications, USA

# Book

2016, Book: Globalisation at the Peri-urban Interface – A comparative analysis of the governance characteristics of three Indian cities, Copal Publishing, India

2015, Book: Citadels of Glass – The Story of India’s New Suburban Landscape, Westland Books, India

# Book Edited

2019, BookEdit: Actioning the Global Goals for Local Impact, Springer Nature, Singapore

# Book Chapter

2020, Chapter: Asian Smart Cities: Governing Development in the Era of Hyper-Connectivity, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK

2019, Chapter: Regional Planning for Sustainable Land Use in India, ORF and Global Policy Journal

2019, Chapter: Actioning the Global Goals for Local Impact, Springer Nature, Singapore

2018, Chapter: Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability, Routledge, Taylor & Francis group, UK,Link

2016, Chapter: Urban and Regional Planning Education Learning for India, Springer, Singapore

# Conference Paper

2016: Participatory Planning in the Age of Smart Cities in India,Durban, South African Planning Institute, , Link

Conference/Seminar

2020, Conference-Attended (Keynote Speaker): Localisation of Global Sustainability Goals through Urban Local Bodies: Governance and Management Dimensions, Venue: CIDCO Convention Centre, Navi Mumbai,, Institute of Town Planners India

2019, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Comparative analysis of Indian and South African district planning frameworks, Venue: Jakarta,International Society of City and Regional Planners and Indonesian Association of Planners, ISOCARP - International Society of City and Regional Planners

2019, Conference-Conducted (Facilitator): Track - 2: Planning for balance - besides the megacity, Venue: Jakarta,International Society of City and Regional Planners and Indonesian Association of Planners, ISOCARP - International Society of City and Regional Planners

2019, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Managing Local Sustainability to Meet Global Targets Mainstreaming Sustainability Discourse in Urban Management, Venue: Xavier University Bhubaneswar, IAJBS - International Association of Jesuit Business Schools

2019, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Recent global policy discourses orchestrated under the aegis of the United Nations, such as the Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030) and the New Urban Agenda of UN-Habitat - stress upon the need , Venue: Xavier University Bhubaneswar, IAJBS - International Association of Jesuit Business Schools

2018, Conference-Attended (Presenter): India's smart city policy and modular approach towards urban management, Venue: University of Cardiff, UK, Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers

2018, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Local Governance Restructuring and Urban Policy Reforms in India, Venue: University of Lisbon, Portugal, International Geographical Union - Geography of Governance

2018, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Regional Planning in India, Venue: ORF New Delhi, GIZ and ORF

2017, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Smart City Initiative in India: A Policy Review, Venue: Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore, International Public Policy Association, Paris

2017, Conference-Attended (Presenter): Smart City and Smart Governance, Venue: Bhubaneswar, Heidelberg University, ORF, SPA, XUMG

2017, Conference-Conducted (Chaired-Conducted): Smart Sustainable and Inclusive Cities, Venue: XUB, sponsored by University of Manchester, Xavier Centre for Urban Management and Governance

Training / Workshop / Faculty Development Program

1, Training-Conducted: Smart Sustainable and Inclusive Cities - Stakeholder Consulation Workshop, Venue: Bhubaneswar, sponsored by University of Manchester

Directorial / Advisory Position

Nominated as Member Technology Needs Assessment Sub-Committee for the Habitat Sector for preparation of Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report for submission to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India,TIFAC, Dept. of Science & Technology, Vishwakarma Bhavan (IIT Delhi Campus), Saheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi 110016,Duration: 24-1-2017 to 31 March 2018

Writing in Mass Media

2019: Focus on small towns to generate rural jobs: Link1    Open Attachment

2018: How Indian Cities are Squeezing the People out of Public Spaces: Link1

2018: The National Urban Policy Is a Great Opportunity for Course-Correction: Link1

2018: Envisioning a Humane Urban Policy for India: Link1

2016: With UN’s Roadmap to Urbanisation in Hand, It Is Time for India to Transform Its Urban Policy: Link1

2016: The New Urban Agenda: Link1

# Awards & Honors

2020: Key-speaker for the 68th National Town Planning Congress at Navi Mumbai, for the theme Urban and Regional Governance, organised by the Institute of Town Planners India,, Link

2016: Received Gerd Albers Award for best publication of the year from ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners, during 52nd ISOCARP World Congress at Durban, South Africa. The Award was,, Link

Work Experience

Held senior managerial positions in multinational consulting companies and gained over two decades of years of rich international experience in the urban development sector.

Hobbies

Creative writing