Special Seminar

About two years ago Mahatma Education Society proudly announced the opening of a joint research center in collaboration with New York University and the United Nations Habitat called the Urban Expansion Observatory (UXO). Today we are proud to announce the first batch of results from our two year long study. We would cordially like to invite you for the release of the first series of data which will be presented during special seminar.

Event DateTuesday 14th June 2016 at 10:30am
Event Location7th Floor Auditorium, Gulmohar Wing, Management Building, Pillai College Campus, Sector 16, Plot 10, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai
SpeakerPatrick Lamson-Hall (NYU Research Scholar)
The session will be followed by lunch in the Pillai College Campus and a poster session displaying all the ongoing work being conducted at the UXO that involves our work in GIS and remote sensing, drone technology and many more.
A brief description of the project is given below:
NYU, in collaboration with UN Habitat, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Mahatma Education Society, has recently obtained the preliminary results of a two-year long study on the quantity and quality of development in cities. This study, primarily conducted at Mahatma Education Society’s Urban Expansion Observatory, confirms what many planners and policymakers have long suspected - the world’s cities are growing very rapidly, and urban planning is failing to keep pace with this growth. As a result, large areas of cities are developing informally, with limited access to intra-city roads, a low share of land in streets, and poor walkability and connectivity. This study will be used to inform the New Urban Agenda and will be presented at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. Preliminary results will be presented on June 14th, along with a discussion of the basic steps that cities can take to manage their urban expansion in order to make cities more sustainable, equitable, and productive.
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Special Seminar 2014
Event Date:Friday December 19th 2014 at 10:00am
Event Location:MES Conclave, 3rd Floor P Wing, Pillai College Campus, Sector 16, Plot 10, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai.
Speakers:Patrick Lamson-Hall (NYU Research Scholar)
Bio: Patrick Lamson-Hall is a Research Scholar at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project. He completed his Masters in Urban Planning at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. His research interests include urbanization in the developing world, development economics, and historical urbanization.
Open To:MES Faculty and Staff
RSVP Required: Please email: uxo@mes.ac.in