Can technology solve India's urban development issues?

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by siddharth hande on Monday, December 29, 2014

Section
Society

Session type
Lightning Talk

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

The objective is to talk about the role of technology in solving some of India’s most pressing urban development challenges, citing its potential as well as its caveats. Through examples on the ground, I hope to have a discussion on what works the best when thinking about a technology driven, urban development intervention.

Description

This will be a conversation about the role of technology in solving some of India’s most pressing urban development challenges, citing its potential as well as its caveats. Through examples on the ground, I hope to have a discussion on what works the best when thinking about a technology driven, urban development intervention.

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Speaker bio

Siddharth is a geo-spatial analyst, and an urban studies and new media researcher by training.

He is the founder of Supportive Cities and Kabadiwalla Connect, which are social enterprises in the fields of alternative career development and waste management respectively.

He is also the co-founder and managing director of N-Spatial Technologies, which is a spatial research, training, application and product development consultancy