Capitalising on India’s Urban Growth
The talk will build on three strands namely, the urban agenda for India, current approach in implementing it and the new urban missions. The deliberation will focus on leveraging urban development for growth and inclusive prosperity through strategic thinking and integrated planning. It will explore the opportunities for redefining the engagement of key sectoral institutions, private sector and citizens to make Indian cities the trend setters in the next phase of urbanisation.
Ms. Ireena Vittal was a partner with McKinsey & Co for 16 years, where she served both global and local companies to drive profitable growth. She was a founding member of the economic development practice and the global emerging-markets practice at McKinsey. Ms. Vittal holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM, Calcutta and a BSc. in Electronics from Osmania University. She has s several years of experience related to agriculture and urban development in India and emerging markets. She has co-authored several seminal studies relating to agriculture and urbanization including Food and Agriculture Integrated Development Action (FAIDA) and India’s urban awakening: Building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth.