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Mr. Milos Djuragic, Economic Assistant at the Embassy of USA Visit to CIIT

Mr. Milos Djuragic, Economic Assistant at the Embassy of the United States of America paid a visit to CIIT to participate in the seminar on “The Future of the Pakistani City” on Monday 06 April, 2015.It was a beautiful bright sunny morning well appreciated by Mr. Milos. High Tea was served before the start of the discussion. The seminar was addressed by Dr. Ammar Malik, Research Associate Urban Institute, Centre on International Development and Governance, Washington DC. The recently established Forum on Livable Cities at CIIT brings together decision makers, public and private sector stakeholders, engineers, architects and civil society representatives with the aim of:

A)    Articulating a collective vision of livable city,

B)    Broaden societal understanding of the challenges facing Pakistani cities

C)    Build and expand partnerships, identify pathways and technology that lead to the desired

       Future

His research is focused on the causes and consequences of global urbanization, including the spatial structures of cities, the political economy of public service delivery and the relationship between economic growth and human mobility within cities. Dr. Malik has used agent-based and spatial-econometric modelling to examine various theoretical and policy issues related to rapid urbanization in developing countries. He made a comprehensive presentation which was very informative and thought provoking and stirred some food for thought. His research focused on the causes and consequences of global urbanization, including the spatial structures of cities, the political economy of public service delivery and the relationship between economic growth and human mobility within cities. Dr. Ammar used agent-based and spatial-econometric modelling to examine various theoretical and policy issues related to rapid urbanization in developing countries.

The discussion and talk was moderated by Dr.Maudood Khan, Principal Technologist at CIIT who started the introductory discussion and later on opened the question and answer session from Dr. Ammar directly. He explained that this was the first of its series of seminars and they will take it to the next level. The goal of this forum was to bring scholars like Dr. Ammar who could share their research findings with the policy makers, planners and the academicians so that a consensus could be achieved as how to proceed with the recommendations.

Dr. Milos after the discussion strolled through the campus appreciating its structure and the facilities. While walking through the campus he was briefed about the CIIT and its rankings. He was appreciative of the faculty and student cafeteria. Music was being played as it was the start of the Student Week and he was inquisitive about those activities. He took keen interest in the education system of Pakistan and was astonished to know that students of public and private sector institutions know English and can compete on that basis. He was apprised of the fact that how female students are being sent abroad for higher studies these days and was much interested in knowing further but due to his prior engagements had to cut his visit short. He left on a promising note to revisit the campus with ample time at his disposal.

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