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.


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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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

We present to you our 9th story from Dharavi where a resident is using social media strategically to draw the attention of authorities and engaging with them on matters of sanitation, hygiene, community toilets. #Covid19 #Dharavi #urban #community

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

Here is our 8th story from the community, titled ‘Helping Hands’. In this edition we talk about Mr. Sheikh, an auto rickshaw driver from Cheetah Camp who set up a community kitchen in his neighbourhood for migrant workers who have lost their livelihoods during this time and have little to no access to food and … Continue reading COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DURING COVID19

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COVID 19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES MAP – PUNE

Taking Inspiration from the series of maps we created for Mumbai, Rajat Chopra from Datameet Pune Community has created a similar spatial repository of essential resources for his city. Mr. Chopra says, the map has helped him observe patterns of infection and containment in the city. The map demonstrates that areas which have slums right … Continue reading COVID 19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES MAP – PUNE

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