The Urban Thinkers Campus India is conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals, policy makers, academicians, corporate institutions, media and civil society groups. It is designed as a platform to build consensus between various constituent groups responsible for shaping the 'New Urban Agenda'.

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Key Speakers: Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

Venue : India Habitat Centre

Address : Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Duration : 4 Days

Registration(s) : Open

Contact Person
Name : Vitasta Raina
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NIUA is supporting the Smart Cities India 2015 Conference that will provide a common forum to discuss and deliberate some of the most challenging issues ranging across Smart Governance, Smart Transportation, Smart Energy, Smart IT & Communications, Smart Environment and Smart Buildings. The conference will include plenary sessions, meetings, demos, presentations, projects and solutions. It will also give opportunities for one to one meetings, group discussions and networking and highlight new areas & upcoming technologies with stakeholders who are developing smart cities.

The Conference will attract Public and Private enterprises, Engineers, Architects, Consultants, Suppliers & Buyers of relevant technologies, System Integrators, NGOs, Telecommunications & IT Professionals, Banks and Financial Institutions. For further information, please visit

Venue : Pragati Maidan

Address : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Duration : 3 days

NIUA is co-organizing the India m2m + iot Forum 2015 along with The Forum is the most premium global platform for machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, networking, branding and positioning with senior decision makers associated with machine-to-machine (m2m) and the internet of things (iot) world. The conference aims at enriching the machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of keynote sessions, panel discussions, technology showcase, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across India and the world.

Dinesh Kapur and Ryan Christopher Sequeira of the Smart City Lab authored the Conference Paper titled ‘Smart Cities in India – the role of m2m+iot

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Venue : The Royal Plaza, New Delhi

Address : 19, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Duration : 2 Days

Contact Person
Name : Shilpi Batra, Director – Conferences,

National Institute of Urban Affairs is supporting the Small Children, Big Cities Conference - Building Smart Cities for Child Friendly 21st Century Urban India; organized by Bernard van Leer Foundation, in partnership with Ministry of Urban Development and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

The Conference will specifically address the question of how city leaders can best approach the task of building sustainable and inclusive cities from the perspective of young children.

It will involve approximately 150 participants, mainly from India; comprising of Mayors, City Managers, Town Planning and Urban Poverty Experts from cities, Senior Officials from national, state and city level, Consultants, NGOs, Architects and Urban Planners. A select group of 10 – 20 international participants will be invited to share best practices and innovations from around the world. 50 children from different cities will also participate in the conference. For further information, kindly visit

Venue : To be Confirmed

Address : To be Confirmed

Duration : 2 days

Contact Person
Name : Dharitri Patnaik, India Representative, Bernard van Leer Foundation
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NIUA is supporting the 12th International Conference & Exhibition on Emerging Trends in Sustainable Habitat & Integrated Cities, Municipalika 2014: Building Vibrant Cities, that aims to focus upon Construction, Architecture, Planning and Engineering to deliberate on sustainable built environment and good urban governance. At the Conference, national and international experts, thought leaders will gather to discuss, How do we plan, design, build and maintain sustainable built environment ?

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Venue : Mahatma Mandir

Address : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Duration : 3 days

National Institute of Urban Affairs is supporting the Government of Telangana and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in organizing the XI World Congress of Metropolis, a leading world association of major metropolises, in the city of Hyderabad, from October 6-10, 2014. The theme of the Congress, Cities for All, represents the functioning of democracy for all its stakeholders and extends the living city experiences to delegates on four broad sub themes - Urban Equity, Governance, Finance and Urban India. We expect the participation of 1000-1500 delegates. 

The Congress will invite city stakeholders such as Mayors, Elected Representatives, Urban Practitioners, Women & Youth groups, Civil Society organizations, Industrial groups and Urban Think Tanks to join the debate and enrich the dialogue for the benefit of all inhabitants of the cities around the world. For further information, please log on

Venue : Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)

Address : CC Complex Tank Bund Road, Lower Tank Bund, Hyderabad-500029

Duration : 5 days

Registration(s) : Open

Contact Person
Name : Shreya Singal, Research Associate
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Smart Cities in India: Moving from Concept to Reality, a report was published by NIUA as a knowledge partner, against the backdrop of the Conference on Smart & Liveable Cities: 5th Edition of Infra Conclave Rajasthan, organised by CII. The smart cities publication documents the conference agenda in three broad sections: Need for smart & inclusive cities, Smart city framework- Challenges & Opportunities, and Smart City Framework - Role of Governance & Technology.

Speaker(s) :

Mr Ashok Jain, Addl Chief Secretary – UDH & LSG, Govt. of Rajasthan; Mr Srinivas Janga Rao, Commissioner of Police – Jaipur, Govt. of Rajasthan; Jagan Shah, Director, NIUA and others

Venue : SMS Function Centre

Address : SMS Function Centre, Sawai Ram Singh Road, Jaipur

Duration : 1 day

Registration(s) : Closed