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THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES IN ENVISIONING PARTICIPATORY SMART CITIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

A wonderful opportunity to do a half-day workshop on Participatory Research Methodology with the most well-known global practitioner-educator in the domain of community-based participatory research, Dr Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Chair on Community-based Research & Social Responsibility of Higher Education since 2012. He is founder-President of PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia) since 1982.

Knowledge for Change: Trajectory of Participatory Research Methodology

Participatory research methodology emerged from the practice of adult education in diverse settings. This workshop will focus on methods of community-based participatory research building on respect for local, indigenous and practitioner knowledge as a founding principle.

Introduction: Professor Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Business School and Dean of Interdisciplinarity and Impact at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

The event is organized by Dr. Srabani Maitra, CR&DALL, School of Education and it is co-funded by SFC-GCRF grant that she has been awarded.

Globally, the urban population is expected to grow by 63% between 2014 and 2050 – compared to an overall global population growth of 32% during the same period. The fastest growing urban centres are located in the lower-middle-income countries in Asia and Africa that are experiencing unprecedented sustainability challenges in maintaining the city infrastructures. ‘Smart Cities,’ based on visions of ICT-based urban development, have emerged as one response to the challenges and opportunities created by rapid urbanization and are considered major engines for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals in both the global south and the north. India, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are key countries leading the smart city mission. Yet, critical scholarship on smart cities in the South, remind us that cities in such countries remain deeply stratified by economic, social, and spatial inequities.

In the above context, this joint seminar and workshop explore how Universities as centres of learning and social responsibility, can contribute to an equitable learning ecosystem for the sustainable development and productive integration of marginalised populations living and working in these smart cities. Universities should ideally provide the crucial institutional space to realize the concept of the ‘learning city’ which is being promoted globally by UNESCO in emerging economies.

All are welcome to the event. Lunch, Tea & Coffee will be provided

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