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Join us on April 23rd for a Smart India Lunch Presentation.

We are delighted to bring Professor and Head Joy Sen, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning for the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur here to campus. He will delivering a key presentation on Indian Smart Cities.  

We will also be presenting the work of a Georgia Tech Studio class on Smart Varnasi.

Varnasi is a holy city resting on the banks of the Ganges, home to 1.4 million residents and host to over 6 million pilgrims and tourists each year. With a history dating back over 3,000 years, there are challenges of updating this city to meet the needs of its future residents while preserving its rich culture and heritage are intricate.

Together with Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, Georgia Tech have been working on a semester-long studio course. The class is working to develop and implement smart city updates that will best serve the people of Varanasi through transportation solutions, environmental protection, and economic stimulation.



Noon - 12:15pm                  Welcome

Shailesh Lakhtakia, Consul (Head of Chancery), Consulate General of India

Anita E. J. Ninan, President, Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce

Subhro Guhathakurta, Professor and Chair, School of City & Regional Planning, Georgia Tech

12:15 – 12:30pm                 Smart Varnasi Studio Class 

12:30 – 1:00pm                   Concordances and Divergences in Indian Smart Cities –                                                            Lessons learned (2014-Present)        

Joy Sen, Professor and Head, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning; Professor, RCG School  of Infrastructure Design and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

1:00pm                                 Closing 

Sponsored By:

Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce

GT School of City and Regional Planning

GT Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

GT Center for International Business Education (CIBER)

GT Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation


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