A national think tank undertaking cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research, knowledge exchange and capacity development; Policy planning and advocacy.
We explore issues and challenges and generate awareness, build capacity through evidence based research, data analytics and policy advice.
Through extensive research and expertise in the urban sector, NIUA continues to build a rich knowledgebase for evidence based decision making.
We work with a number of partners, nationally and globally to enable peer learning through proliferation of ideas to strengthen our urban initiatives. Their expertise and support is instrumental in delivering the outcome of our work to the stakeholders
We offer distinctive network and exciting career opportunities to build an inclusive and sustainable urban ecosystem. We welcome your comments and feedback.
To mark 45th Anniversary, NIUA has planned a series of events from 23rd to 29th June including the launch of new knowledge products, and websites. NIUA was established in 1975 as an autonomous organisation of the Ministry of Works and Housing. The Institute initiated the task of bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners in the field of urban and regional development, and provided guidance on policy and programme orientation of urban research in India. The most notable among the Institute’s achievements is its contribution towards National Commission on Urbanisation, drafting 74th CAA, and in shaping the outcomes of national missions and programmes. The Institute has emerged as a thought leader and knowledge hub for urban development in India, sought out by Indian and International organisations for collaboration, and for upscaling research and development in areas crucial to creating sustainable, inclusive, and productive cities. At present, the Institute has five centers: Climate Centre for Cities, Centre for Digital Governance, Centre for Municipal Finance and Governance, Centre for Inclusive Development, and Centre for Urbanisation and Economic Growth, providing support to the states and cities by virtue of the institute’s five key instruments—Policy & Planning, Action Research & Advocacy, Knowledge Management & Capacity Building, Technology, Data Solution & Innovation, and Partnerships.