The School organizes a Dialogue on PPP for Transit Oriented Development

10 January 2017

The first in its series dialogue was organized at India Habitat Centre on Public Private Partnership for Transit Oriented Development in Indian smart cities with support from the National Institute of Urban Affairs [NIUA] and Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

With the fast paced development of smart cities, the focus on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is necessary to make these cities energy efficient, better connected and less polluted. For this development, a significant portion of the investment and financial aid is expected to come through public-private partnerships. It is evident that public-private partnership is the key to Transit Oriented Development and needs to be put in spot focus, which is the motive of this dialogue. The dialogue is an extension to the Smart Cities Delegation to London in October 2016. The Smart Cities delegation to London was organized by the NIUA to expose city representatives to actual examples of transit oriented development, with special reference to those partaking in the Smart Cities Mission.

The context setting of the dialogue was done by Prof. KT Ravindran, Dean Emeritus of RICS SBE Noida, which was followed by Sunil Agarwal FRICS, Associate Dean and Director of School of Real Estate, moderating the first discussion titled ‘Transit Oriented Development: Fillip for Real Estate Partnerships’. The panellists for the first discussion include Srikanth Joshi, CEO L&T Reality; Pankaj Bajaj; Parvesh Minocha, MD ELDECO; Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group; and Kamal Taneja, MD, TDI Developers.

DTV Raghu Rama Swamy MRICS, Director of School of Infrastructure & Director of Research & Institutional Consultancy, RICS SBE Noida moderated the second discussion titled ‘Touchstone Principles for Resilient Partnerships in Indian Smart Cities’. The panellists for the second discussion include Aman Kapoor, CEO, GMR Real Estate; Geetambar Anand, MD, ATS and Chairman, CREDIAI; Rami Kaushal, MD Advisory Services, CBRE; Ashwani Parashar, Ex. Vice President, DIMTS; Sushil Mantri, MD, Mantri Developer, Bangalore. The dialogue will be concluded with a vote of thanks from Dr. Anil Sawhney FRICS, Associate Dean and Director of School of Construction.


The event was held at the Juniper hall at IHC, New Delhi on 12 January 2017.