HomeCities and regions in globalisation

Calenda - The calendar for arts, humanities and social sciences

Cities and regions in globalisation

Villes et régions dans la mondialisation

Great urban projects in India: the reconfiguration of urban governance

Les grands projets urbains en Inde : reconfiguration de la gouvernance urbaine

*  *  *

Published on Tuesday, December 08, 2015


Les deux intervenants présenteront les résultats de leur terrain effectué dans le cadre du programme européen de recherche Chance2sustain. La séance portera sur les nouvelles formes de gouvernance urbaine et la reconfiguration des relations entre acteurs privés et publics, notamment à travers le développement des Partenariats public-privé (PPP). Cette question sera abordée à travers l'angle des grands projets d'aménagement urbain.



Thursday 10 december 2015

9h30 - 12h

  • Who sits in the driver's seat? Mass transit project in Delhi and the reshaping of urban institutions, Bérénice Bon, Post-doc at Darmstadt Technische Universität

The presentation will explore the interplay between a mass transit project and understandings of urban governance. The case of the parastatal agency in charge of the Delhi Metro Rail reveals new forms of interaction between technocratic action and state bureaucracy in urban development. It shows that both new and old public management shapes the agency's response to the injunction to unlock land value through public land leasing and the sale of development rights to private actors.

  • The State as the Firm? Untangling Public Private Partnerships for Large Scale Infrastructure Construction Projects in India, Champaka Rajagopal, PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam / Head of Urban Development, Egis India

The presentation will investigate the relationship between the State and the Firm as distinct governance structures in large scale infrastructure projects in corridor regions in India. The making of these regions hinges upon the establishment of road based expressways, freight corridors, airports and port projects, many of which are 'projectized' and structured as PPPs. Fully or partially government owned corporations, often acting with considerable autonomy, forge contracts with private firms, transferring in the process liabilities arising from uncertainties and risks onto the private sector party, however not without returning favours. Based on empirical research, the analysis explores the conditions under which the binary between the State and the Firm exists or ceases to exist for large scale regional infrastructure construction projects. 


  • Arthur Cessou arthurcessou@gmail.com
  • Loraine Kennedy kennedy@ehess.fr


  • salle 628, 6e étage - 190-198 avenue de France
    Paris, France (75013)


  • Thursday, December 10, 2015

Attached files


  • gouvernance, grands projets, urbain, PPP, partenariat public-privé, métropole, Inde, Delhi


  • Arthur Cessou
    courriel : arthurcessou [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Arthur Cessou
    courriel : arthurcessou [at] gmail [dot] com


CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Cities and regions in globalisation », Study days, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, December 08, 2015, https://doi.org/10.58079/tto

Archive this announcement

  • Google Agenda
  • iCal
Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search