Projects

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Prof. Jagan Shah

NIUA has partnered with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a private grant making organization based in the Netherlands, to promote an initiative to build Child Friendly Smart Cities (CFSC) in India as part of the urban agenda of building smart cities. The goal of this initiative is to mainstream the needs of children and promote the planning and development of child and family-friendly smart cities in India, with a view to transforming existing and new urban areas of the country into safe, liveable, equitable and nurturing environments for all children. The project...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Prof. Jagan Shah

CIDCO has established a ‘CIDCO Smart City Lab’ at NIUA, a research and capacity-building unit that can develop and provide the latest training to CIDCO’s technical personnel, with particular focus on the development of ‘smart cities’. The ‘CIDCO Smart City Lab’ unit is a first step towards the establishment of a national-level training institute in Navi Mumbai. The unit will focus on capturing and creating awareness about the existing knowledge within CIDCO such as the innovations and best practices that have been produced by CIDCO, documenting the history and...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Debjani Ghosh

The South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub (the K-Hub) aims to increase the influence of evidence-based advocacy for urban policy and practice in South Asia. Presently consisting of the 4 countries Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India, the K-Hub will build a network of training and research institutions in the region and develop a forum for improving knowledge management within and between countries and regions. K-Hub activities will facilitate sharing of best practices in urban management, infrastructure and services delivery in South Asia...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Debolina Kundu

Social Housing Initiative (SUSHI) was initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 2009 to promote sustainable building practices in social housing programmes in developing countries.  It focuses on integrations of sustainable building solutions into social housing programmes so that not only environment, social and economic benefits can be reaped but also help to improve resource and energy efficiencies and to promote better living conditions for low income groups.

As a part of the SUSHI activities in India, UNEP has...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Sandeep Thakur

The main objective of the Support Cell is to provide help to the States for compliance of the nine reforms based conditions stipulated by the 13th Finance Commission, and make them eligible for drawl of Performance Based Grants. Monitoring of the progress made by the states in order to meet the compliance of nine conditions stipulated by the 13th CFC was completed for which the performance grants will be released in 2013-14. 

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Debolina Kundu

The project is to analyse the demographic, economic and social structures; and the status of housing and basic infrastructure, of the different sizes of urban settlements in India. Though such a study was very much needed for policy formulation, such an integrated analysis has never been attempted before.

The objective of the project is to come up with a full picture of the size class differentials with respect to demography, economy, employment, structural transformation, poverty, inequality, housing, basic infrastructure, social indicators,...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Debjani Ghosh

In the year 2005, the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, launched a reform-led national investment program aimed at developing cities in India through strategic infrastructure investments titled Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

In order to respond to the emerging needs of capacity building through cross learning and knowledge exchange between JNNURM cities, the PEARL (Peer Exchange and Reflective Learning) program was initiated in 2007. NIUA was designated as the national coordinator for the PEARL...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Sandeep Thakur

The project is being undertaken to analyse whether Repeal of Urban Land Ceiling and Regulation Act (ULCRA) 1999 was able to bridge the demand and supply gap in land market; to augment the housing stock, especially for urban poor; and achieved improve transparency and efficiency in urban land market.

Under the study, a comprehensive detailed questionnaire has been  prepared to obtain requisite information covering the increase in quantum of land available for development, increase in the share of housing stock, land released for construction of...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Dr. Debolina Kundu

In light of the ongoing debate on implications of change in the workforce participation rate over the period 2004-05 and 2009-10, the low share of manufacturing in gross domestic product, no sizable shift in workers moving out of agriculture , the phenomenon of jobless growth and its implications for migration, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) along with its research collaborators Centre for Policy Research (CPR), National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), and members of Migration Coalition initiatived a project  to Strengthen and Harmonize...

Status: Ongoing | Contact Person: Prof. Usha P. Raghupathi

The project will support capacity building through training, integration of climate information, dissemination of existing knowledge products on Urban Climate Change Resilience (UCCR), linking networking partners as a means to influence policies, address the potential impacts of climate change in urban environment, link climate resilience to development planning and management. 

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