Mega-Regional Development and Environmental Change in India and China

Dates: 12th -13th May 2015
Venue: CiSTUP-SID Conference Hall, Center for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Ramachandra T V [cestvr@cistup.iisc.ernet.in],
Bharath H. Aithal [bharath@ces.iisc.ernet.in],
Jefferey M. Sellers [sellers@usc.edu]

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Background: Understanding the regional dynamics and ecological consequences of urban expansion is critical to crafting policies and institutions to manage urbanization. The workshop will deliberate on urban expansion and its environmental consequences at multiple scales in four paired mega-regions of China and India.


  • Exploring the local, regional and national variations in regional dynamics,
  • Assessing the effects on environmental change,
  • Derive policy-relevant findings with the understanding of local dynamics to mitigate environmental consequences.

Participants of the workshop will include all stakeholders - faculty and students from academic institutions, representatives from para state agencies, NGO’s, industries, etc.
Individuals interested in participating are required to submit
(i) duly filled registration form and
(ii) one page write-up highlighting the steps need to be taken to mitigate consequences of environmental changes due to the proposed mega regional developments in India.