Mumbai is not only the most active economic and financial center of India, but it is also a global gateway to India. Which is the global role Mumbai wants to play in the future? Two years ago at the Brainshop organised by the Maharashtra State, the Government of India and the European Union it was decided that Mumbai wants to be the Capital of the Indian Ocean. The most important metropolis from Cape Town to Ho-Chi-Min City.
To be able to play that role Mumbai has to be able to perform as a global capital. It is not yet the case. It has to perform in terms of Transportation, Environment, Housing, Economic Activities and Social Facilities. The talk by Pedro B. Ortiz will examine what Mumbai needs to do and how it can achieve the required level of performance equilibrium on these parameters as it aspires to join the leading group of world-class metropolises like Paris, London, Beijing or New York.
Pedro B. Ortiz is a Senior Urban Planner and International Consultant. Also, he is a New York University Marron Institute Senior Fellow. George Mason University Affiliate. Shar School Fellow. Colombia National University Visiting Professor. Multilateral Consultant for EU, UN, IDB, WB, ADB, UN-Habitat, UNCRD, BCIE, CAF, and diverse National and Local Governments. Author “The Art of Shaping the Metropolis” (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2014). Former Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank and Visiting Professor at Milano Polytechnic. Founder and Director of Urban Planning Master at King Juan Carlos University (1999-03). Director General for Regional Planning and Urbanism for Madrid Regional Government (1995-99). Madrid Deputy Mayor for Strategic Planning (1987-94). Director Madrid’s Strategic Plan (1988-94) and Madrid’s Metropolitan Plan (1996-2016). Madrid Central Salamanca District Mayor (1989-1991) Madrid Deputy Mayor for Culture (1991-1993). Thirty years of metropolitan management experience in twenty-six countries
The event is from 15:30-17:30 hours