India Chapter

Piyush Girgaonkar

Say it

With over 53 million-plus cities and around 13' 3 million-plus cities', India is the most dynamic destination to observe metropolitan processes and introduce the metropolitan discipline. Home to the world's 1/5th population, India is gradually moving towards 'regionalization' from 'Urbanization.' The introduced industrial corridors have to strike a fine balance between the constellation of metropolises such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore. Urbanization in India is a by-product of rural-urban migration, giving birth to new socio-economic and ecological inequalities. These can suitably be addressed by careful implementation of the Metropolitan discipline, as the 'urban discipline' is both incapable and incompetent to perform the same. With its strategic location, huge human resources, unique cultural ethos, and promising demographic calculus, India wishes to emerge as a sensible destination of economic development and environmental consciousness by thinking beyond 'Municipalism' and transforming into 'Metropolitanism.'

Work for it

About your chapter, mention your main expectations, goals, achievements expected for: The Indian chapter comprises more than 100 fellows. This brings quantity as well as a variety of skilled human resources to the IMF. As of now, five core team members of IMF will look after the general affairs of the IMF India Chapter. IMF India chapter has a short-term goal of creatively publicizing the metropolitan discipline and its need in the Indian context by hosting serious discussions with relevant representatives of academia, policymaking, and social setups. In the longer run, the Indian chapter wishes to push for a 'Metropolitan Movement.' In short, the Indian chapter aims to pioneer, advocate and spread the metropolitan discipline in India with efficiency and efficacy.