2021 Upcoming Keynotes
June 2021 RSA Regions in Recovery Plenary [Virtual]
May 2021 EURA 2021 Conference, Oslo [Virtual]
Dec 2020. Virtual forum on “Digital Transformation of Cities and Communities, UN-Habitat and ITU, Geneva
Feb 2020 UN-Habitat World Urban Forum 10 in Abu Dhabi, 8-13 February.
December 2019 Annual Lecture of Finistera – Portugese Journal of Geography, Lisbon
September 2019 Keynote speaker, Beyond Smart Cities Today Conference, Rotterdam
September 2019 Keynote Speaker, Rethinking, Resisting and Reimagining the Creative City Conference, Bristol
April 2019 Keynote speaker, ‘Aesthetics of Gentrification’ Conference, Portland OR
March 2019 Keynote speaker, European Public Policy Conference, Madrid
January 2019 Keynote Speaker at the Digital | Visual | Cultural Public lecture in University of Oxford. Visit Website
November 2018 Plenary Speaker at the ‘Race for Space‘ event at the London Transport Museum
June 2018 Keynote in Sociological Review journal conference, Newcastle. Visit Website
May 2018 Keynote in the 50thIrish Geographers’ annual meeting, Maynooth, Ireland. Visit website
Sept 2017 Keynote in Oslo Urban Arena, Oslo.
Sept 2017 Keynote in AHRC Conference ‘Whose right to the smart city’ in University of Plymouth
August 2017 Keynote in Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS) meeting, University of Tampere, Finland
Oct 2016 Keynote in “Smart and Green Cities, for whom?” conference in University of Oslo.
Sept 2016 Keynote in Thoughtworks Away Day, Hyderabad. Click here for video.
June 2016 Plenary speaker on ‘Sociologies of Urban Life’ in University of York.
May 2016 Speaker in the UN Commission for Science Technology and Development 19th annual meeting in Geneva.
June 2016 Keynote in ‘Sociologies of Urban Life’ Conference in University of York.
Oct 2015 Keynote speaker on the ‘Debating development’ series in University of Antwerp. Title: “Building Smart Cities…From Scratch?”
Jan 2015 Keynote lecture in the University of Freiburg, Institute of Advanced Studies interdisciplinary conference on ‘Translocal Practices, Urban Transformations: Migration and Mobile Urbanism in South and Southeast Asia’, from14-16 Jan 2015. Title: ‘Translocal Cities: Utopian imaginations of migration and urbanization in India’.
April 2014 Plenary Lecture at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. Organized by Urban Geography Speciality Group and Urban Geography journal.
March 2014 Plenary panelist in American University of Beirut. Click here for video.
Nov 2013 Keynote in ‘Migration and Language’ Conference in Pennsylvania State University. Click here for video.