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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Talk: Vinay Gidwani on "The Work of Waste: Urban India's Vital Infrastructure"

"The Work of Waste: Urban India's Vital Infrastructure"

By Vinay Gidwani

Date: Thursday, April16,2015
Time: 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church (Jackman Room, lower level)
1900 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis (Nicollet at LaSalle)
Free and open to the public. Abundant free parking is available in the lot on Franklin Ave. adjacent to the church. You can enter the building from the lot on the La Salle Ave. side. Follow the signs to the Jackman Room.

Sponsor: Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota Chapter

The speaker at our April Third Thursday Forum will be Vinay Gidwani, on "The Work of Waste: Urban India's Vital Infrastructure". He will discuss his recent work on informal economies in India's cities, particularly waste economies. Among other aspects, he will discuss the misery wrought by the trend towards municipal privatization of infrastructure services, including waste management. 

Gidwani, who grew up in New Delhi, is an Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, and Society in the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has 37 publications to his credit, most focusing on economic and social development, poverty, and the underprivileged. Among his works are The Urban Commons (2011) and The Unbearable Modernity of Development?...( 2002).  Gidwani draws from Africanist, Latin American, and Southeast Asian scholarship for insights.

For more information, please contact Gail Hughes at 612-237-9819 (cell).

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