To drive development through an interdisciplinary framework to create sustainable, inclusive, and resilient urbanization.


  • Create new/ alternative - paradigms/ perspectives through research and consultancy for transformative urbanization
  • Explore and study varied frameworks of urbanization through an interdisciplinary approach
  • Build the capacity of relevant stakeholders to imbibe the principles of sustainability, inclusion, and resilience
  • Engage in evolving participatory urban strategies and policies

Thematic areas

  • Urban Poverty
  • Urban social infrastructure
  • Urban Housing
  • Urban Finance
  • Urban Energy
  • Urban Mobility
  • Disaster Management
  • Urban Environment
  • Urban Gender issues