Eighth INSEE Biennial Conference, 2016, Bengaluru
Urbanization and the Environment
4 - 6 January 2016

Inaugural Session

Monday, 4 January 2016
Satish Dhawan Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
09:30 -11:00 am

Welcome remarks
Prof M H Bala Subrahmanya, Chairman, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Conference introduction
Seema Purushothaman, Vice-President INSEE and Professor, Azim Premji University
Presidential address
Engaging with urban environments: Challenges and opportunities for environmental researchers
Sharachchandra Lele, President INSEE and Senior Fellow and Convenor, Centre for Environment and Development, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Introducing keynote speaker
Rajeswari Raina, Secretary INSEE and Scientist, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS)
Inaugural address
Sustainable cities will be equitable and inclusive cities: How urban growth must be reinvented for sustainability and liveability in our world
Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)