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- Xavier University Bhubaneswar
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- Plot No:12(A), Nijigada, Kurki,
- Harirajpur-752050, Dist.-Puri, Odisha.
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THE ARCS Summit is an annual Conference by the Xavier Center for Urban Management and Governance, for sharing of research and experience on planning and management of human settlements and urbanization in India. Current understandings of the conditions of cities, towns and peripheries, and their functioning and development processes are very limited and partial, presenting a key challenge for effective intervention. By bringing together academics, professionals, students and policy makers to share their research and experience, the aim is to stimulate creation and facilitate exchange of knowledge on the development of safe, sustainable and just settlements.
ARC Summit 3.0 2019 Transformative Urban Governance in the Developing World and the New Urban Agenda Call for Papers Xavier Centre for Urban Management and Governance, Xavier University Bhubaneswar in association with the UN Habitat India Chapter , will be hosting ARCS 3.0 -Third Annual Research Summit on Cities on 24 - 25 January 2019 at Bhubaneswar, India
The New Urban Agenda of UN Habitat and other such recent global discourses increasingly emphasise the importance of local governments in delivering sustainable development goals. Here in India, performance of the urban local governments has come to the limelight, with a plethora of governmental programs getting directed towards the cities. It had been more than twenty - five years, since the land mark 74th Constitution Amendment Act was passed.Yet, vast numbers of urban local governments – especially those in smaller cities and less developed regions, continue to function with substantial deficits in managerial, administrative and financial capacities.
ARCS 3.0 seeks to explore the current trends and future challenges confronting local governance in India and other developing countries in making their cities more intelligent, inclusive, r esilient and resource efficient.
The conference provides an opportunity for academic researchers, practitioner, consultants and city administrators from different disciplinary backgrounds, to present, dis cuss and exchange recent research findings on the determinants, processes and outcomes of the changes occurred in the field of local governance in the last twenty - five years; and to explore and debate, from different theoretical perspectives and methodolog ical approaches, the current and emerging trends about how to improve local governance capacities.
Papers might address, but are not limited to, the following themes:
Theme 1. Twenty - five years of urban local governance: revisiting institutional changes, processes and outcomes since the 1990s
Theme 2. Urban Governance and Economic Development
Theme 3. Housing and Housing Finance
Theme 4: Urban Mobility
Theme 5: Water and Waste Management
Theme 6: Heritage Conservation and Tourism
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Xavier Centre for Urban Management and Governance
Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Plot No - 12 (A) Nijigada, Kurki
P.O. Harirajpur-752050, Dist. Puri