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LBJ School Co-Hosts Talk on "Applying GIS to Urban Issues in Kolkata"

Event Details

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

LBJ School of Public Affairs - SRH 3.122
2315 Red River
Austin, TX 78713

Opening Remarks by LBJ School Associate Dean Robert H. Wilson

AUSTIN, Texas-- Oct. 13, 2010-- The LBJ School of Public Affairs; the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; the City Forum, Community and Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture; the Department of Geography and the Environment and Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) will present Tapas Ghatak as he discusses “Applying GIS to Urban Issues in Kolkata” on Oct. 20 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM in SRH 3.122.

Ghatak has spent 15 years analyzing urban infrastructure, particularly as it relates to the underserved. His appointments and consultancies include working with the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority; the government of West Bengal; UNHabitat; the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (US AID).

Ghatak has a Master of Science in Exploration Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and worked mainly with the India Geological Survey as a Geophysicist before beginning to focus on consulting work. His background also includes serving as an advisor to Good Governance India Foundation, an organization that promotes innovative approaches to the challenges in urban sectors.