Nov 15, 2023, 12:30 pm1:30 pm
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room A17, Princeton, NJ 08544,


Event Description

Talks by Dr. Bhartendu Pandey and Dr. Kirtivardhan Das on - Urban Social Inequality in Infrastructure and Well-being: Insights from India, USA & S. Africa. This lecture is a part of the Metropolis Initiative and M. S. Chadha Center for Global India seminar series.


Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room A17
Time: Lunch at noon and lecture from 12:30-1:30 pm

Dr. Pandey will introduce infrastructure inequalities as a characteristic of urbanization and describe his research at Princeton’s M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. His talk, focused on urban land cover mapping at high spatiotemporal scales, will highlight the pivotal role of data science advances in informing sustainable and equitable urban transitions.

Dr. Das will describe new methods being developed at Princeton’s Urban Nexus Lab for measuring subjective well-being (colloquially called “happiness”) and its relationship with urban physical infrastructure and social provisioning systems. He will then discuss implications of data analysis for the development of more equitable policies in the US and India.

Introduction and moderation by Dr. Anu Ramaswami.