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Bridging the gap between Policy and Practice

For more than 40 years since its inception, NIUA has been the vanguard for contributing to, and at times, building the urban narrative for a fast-evolving Urban India. The institution has been actively bringing forth key areas of concern to build the discourse at various urban scales.

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Bridging the gap between Policy and Practice

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Process

NIUA focuses on research, knowledge management, policy, advocacy, and capacity building on urban development and management to address and develop sustainable,inclusive, and productive urban ecosystems in the country.

It has emerged as a thought leader and knowledge hub on urbanism in India through collaborations and partnerships with Indian and International organizations.

NIUA is committed to aligning its effort and programs towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Projects

NIUA works on a wide array of projects. It delves into various aspects of urban development through these projects that support and augment the Institute’s vision of transforming the urban landscape of India.

These projects emcompass areas such as spatial growth, demographic trends, development of toolkits and frameworks, municipal finance, climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene.

It develops toolkits and frameworks, prepare city master plans and conservation plans.

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Hitesh Vaidya (Director)

Debolina Kundu

Debjani Ghosh

Sandeep Thakur

Paramita Datta Dey

Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

Uday Bhonde

Utsav Choudhury

Kanak Tiwari

Nilesh Prakash Rajadhyaksha

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People

Our human resource are the key to our sustainability and productivity. They belong to diverse range of backgrounds and are focused on the Urban issues of the society. The strength of their ideas, planning, research and building capacity are the foundation of our success.

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Publications

We produce a variety of publications reflecting our commitment to quality and informative products. NIUA is dedicated to communicating the ground level information to the society through its publications.

Exclusively Inclusive - Issue 1
India and Europe/Germany Spatial Structures and Trends
Innovative Toilet Concepts for Urban India
5 Innovative WASH Solutions for an Inclusive Urban India
10 Innovative approaches to imporve the urban WASH sector in India
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Presence

NIUA is working nationwide with various city and state officials on the urban issues through our projects.

The institute continues to support MoHUA on implementing the national urban missions across 4000+ cities and towns, 3000+ municipal bodies, 100 Smart Cities and 500 AMRUT Cities