India’s cities are growing at a rapid speed outgrowing most countries. How should these settlements be governed and managed? In the Urban Debate, we start with a One point seven film made by Director Andreas van de Laar where eminent Indian experts opine on the subject. Topics like the directly elected mayor, governance and administration reform, use of apps as citizen enablers and future of policy based journalism will be covered among a expert panel.
Andreas van de Laar
Andreas van de Laar (30) is a filmmaker from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, graduated from The European Film College. Having worked in film and commercials in the Netherlands, he decided to go on a journey make his own documentary series One Point Seven, about India’s growth challenges and innovative solutions in the sectors of Education, Healthcare, Urban Development & Governance and Agriculture. He has travelled through India and interviewed more than 40 Indian influential individuals about innovation and sustainable development in India and is now presenting their ideas and topics throughout the country.