Research

Our research is multidisciplinary, critical and collaborative, geared at building theory and strengthening policy on the urban condition. Our research themes range from critical analysis of urbanisation processes, urban reforms policy and governance, infrastructure and housing. We build critical networks, knowledge repositories and influence policy making through our research outputs.

Student Hive

The Student Hive showcases our students’ achievements in fields of academia, advocacy, and their participation in various competitive events. It seeks to provide an interactive platform where students, past and present, can discover new interests, network, and exchange ideas.

Teaching

Teaching is at the core of the Centre’s work. We anchor a unique interdisciplinary Masters Degree program, supervise M Phil and PhD students and conduct short term courses and training programs for various stakeholders. Teaching is also consciously integrated with research, policy analysis and advocacy work.

Blog

Our Blog is an interactive multimedia platform that showcases articles, photographs, videos, and other art work developed by students from their field experiences. Faculty, scholars, project staff as well as guest authors also contribute to the Blog.


VIDEO INNOVATIONS, OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND PRACTICES IN LAND-TITLING: LEARNING FROM JAGA MISSION ODISHA.

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VIDEO INNOVATIONS, OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND PRACTICES IN LAND-TITLING: LEARNING FROM JAGA MISSION ODISHA. JAGA Mission, under the Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha, aims at transforming the slums into liveable habitat with all necessary civic infrastructure and services, to continuously improve the standard of living and access to livelihood opportunities by implementing the … Continue reading

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The Inside Story of JAGA Mission, Odisha. Inaugural Session of of New Lecture Series. Land, Housing and Property Rights: Tracing Policy Shifts and Emerging Issues in India and the Global South

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Resurrecting Mumbai: Discussing challenges and strategies towards framing an inclusive action-plan for post-COVID sustainability

Mumbai has been dealt a blow by the COVID 19 pandemic with long term implications for its citizens. Questions arise about its planning and development trajectory, its ability to deal with future environmental shocks and pandemics. In the report Resurrecting Mumbai, Prof. Amita Bhide, Dean and Professor, School of Habitat Studies, weighs in on the … Continue reading Resurrecting Mumbai: Discussing challenges and strategies towards framing an inclusive action-plan for post-COVID sustainability

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID

Here is our 12th community story, ‘Creating Communities of Care’, where residents of Cheetah Camp in Mankhurd have transformed a BMC school in their neighbourhood into a quarantine facility. The centre is equipped to accommodate almost 25 patients, and conduct saliva tests and assess oxygen levels. In light of the inaccessibility of private and state … Continue reading COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID

Here is our 12th community story, ‘Creating Communities of Care’, where residents of Cheetah Camp in Mankhurd have transformed a BMC school in their neighbourhood into a quarantine facility. The centre is equipped to accommodate almost 25 patients, and conduct saliva tests and assess oxygen levels. In light of the inaccessibility of private and state … Continue reading COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

Our 11th community story is about Prakash, a social worker from the community in the Mankhurd Transit Camp. Prakash noticed that the transit camp, a marginalised and vulnerable community, was being left out of mainstream relief efforts. In order to address this, he contacted Professor Amita Bhide and other NGOs, and conducted a survey of … Continue reading COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

Here is our 10th story about reaching out to communities and individuals at risk during the pandemic. Irshad Sheikh, a member of the M-East Ward, with help from Transforming M Ward, TISS, helps manage five community kitchens in the area that feed close to 6,000 individuals each day. The idea for setting up these kitchens … Continue reading COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

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NIUA IDEATHON – Nudging Civic Behavior towards an Environment-Friendly Delhi

Here is our second presentation from the NIUA Ideathon that our Masters students from the Centre of Urban Policy and Governance participated in. Here they share their innovative measures for managing the task they were assigned and how the curriculum at the Centre has contributed to their knowledge of the urban. Topic: Conserving water at … Continue reading NIUA IDEATHON – Nudging Civic Behavior towards an Environment-Friendly Delhi

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NIUA IDEATHON – Nudging Civic Behavior towards an Environment-Friendly Delhi

The National Institute of Urban Affairs organised an Ideathon on the topic ‘Ideathon on ‘Nudging Civic Behavior towards an Environment-Friendly Delhi’ to invite ideas and strategies to be considered under the Master Plan of Delhi 2041. Our students from CUPG participated in the contest, and devised innovative ideas to address several concerns of urban governance, … Continue reading NIUA IDEATHON – Nudging Civic Behavior towards an Environment-Friendly Delhi

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