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रा.न.का.सं. की कई परियोजनाओं को छह थीम क्षेत्रों या ज्ञान कार्यक्षेत्र के अंतर्गत रखा गया है, और कार्यक्रमों को पांच प्रकार के उपकरणों में वर्गीकृत किया गया है।

रा.न.का.सं. कई तरह की परियोजनाओं पर कार्य करता है। यह इन परियोजनाओं के माध्यम से शहरी विकास के विभिन्न पहलुओं को स्पर्श करता है जो भारत के शहरी परिदृश्य को बदलने के संस्थान के दृष्टिकोण का समर्थन और संवर्धन करता है। इन अनुसंधान परियोजनाओं में स्थानिक विकास, जनसांख्यिकीय रुझान, टूलकिट और ढाँचे का विकास, नगरपालिका वित्त, जलवायु परिवर्तन, जल, स्वच्छता, स्वच्छता, शहर का मास्टर प्लान तैयार करना, संरक्षण योजना जैसे विषय शामिल हैं।

रा.न.का.सं. भारत सरकार के प्रमुख अभियानों और नीतियों का समर्थन और सहायता करने के लिए अनुकूलित प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम भी आयोजित करता है।

संस्थान आवासन और शहरी कार्य मंत्रालय, पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय, जल शक्ति मंत्रालय, शहर-स्तरीय शहरी स्थानीय निकायों, बहुपक्षीय एजेंसियों जैसे एशियाई विकास बैंक, विश्व बैंक, द्विपक्षीय एजेंसियों जैसे ईयू, जीआईजेड, यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स एजेंसी फॉर इंटरनेशनल डेवलपमेंट, डिपार्टमेंट फॉर इंटरनेशनल डेवलपमेंट, एजेंसी फ्रेंचाइजी डी डवलपमेंट, स्विस एजेंसी फॉर डेवलपमेंट एंड कोऑपरेशन परोपकारी संगठन जैसे बिल एंड मेलिंडा गेट्स फाउंडेशन, बर्नार्ड वैन लीयर फाउंडेशन, शक्ति फाउंडेशन और अन्य राष्ट्रीय और अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शैक्षणिक संस्थान आदि विभिन्न मंत्रालयों के साथ मिलकर कार्य करता है।


  • नीति और योजना
  • अनुसंधान कार्य और प्रचार-प्रसार
  • प्रौद्योगिकी, डेटा समाधान और नवाचार
  • ज्ञान प्रबंधन और क्षमता निर्माण
  • साझेदारियाँ


  • शहरीकरण और आर्थिक विकास
  • शहरी शासन और वित्त
  • शहरी आधारभूत संरचना और पर्यावरण निर्माण
  • पर्यावरण, जलवायु परिवर्तन और लचीलापन
  • सामाजिक विकास


  • प्रभाव के लिए अभिसरण
  • पारिस्थितिक तंत्र की क्षमताएँ
  • ज्ञान मंच
  • प्रचार-प्रसार
  • साझेदारियाँ और सह-निर्माण

Action Research & Advocacy

NIUA is committed that more opportunities and different modalities are established to acquire knowledge, develop skills and consolidate expertise, and are made available to individuals, practitioners, policy makers, urban managers and decision makers in order to enable them to formulate evidence-based policies, programmes and projects and take well-informed decisions.

Knowledge Management & Capacity Building

NIUA plays a catalytic role in linking data, information, and ideas with those in search of development solutions. To better encompass the experiences of successful practices, NIUA ensures that knowledge for development is readily available to citizens, civil society, opinion makers, researchers, and government policy makers at all levels.

Policy and Planning

NIUA is working towards ensuring that urban planning and design practice adequately responds to the inherent demographic and economic forces that underpin India’s urbanization. We work towards capturing universal principles from global practices, national and local experiences that support the development of diverse planning approaches adapted to scale. We accomplish this by lending help towards building capacity for informed, creative decisions; shape public policy; and implement the best community practices.

Technology, Data Solutions & Innovations

NIUA is at the forefront of innovation within the urban realm and aims at fostering initiatives and gathering knowledge about cities of tomorrow. The Institute is committed towards creating an ecosystem that can provide ample advice and information to urban stakeholders to become more innovative at delivering intelligent, inclusive and sustainable urban development at scale, especially in challenging contexts.


Working with global, national and local partners, stakeholders and organisations from across the globe, NIUA is committed to exchange of ideas, knowledge exchange through open data resource development and management, to contribute to a greater urban dialogue but also to increase the reach of its knowledge resources and spur innovation.

Urbanisation and Economic Growth

NIUA is committed to studying in depth the macro parameters that influence urban development and its spatial expansion, with a continual review and analysis of the linkages between urbanisation, migration, urban infrastructure and economic growth.

Urban Infrastructure and Build Environment

NIUA provides the knowledge and expertise towards overall strategic and sustainable planning and management of urban areas as well as sectoral focus on areas like heritage management, Transit-oriented Development, and inclusive urban planning and design responding to needs of all age groups, genders, abilities, and economic backgrounds. NIUA recognizes that well-managed built environments are a powerful tool to deliver high quality of life to all urban residents by leveraging the historical, ecological and cultural layers that make our cities so interesting.

Environment, Climate Change & Resilience

NIUA is working towards embedding resilience at the heart of the urban discourse. As an institute working on cities of tomorrow, it understands that urban policies and decisions taken today have a direct impact on a city’s resilience and capacity to respond to these challenges in the future. NIUA is working towards building resilience through the lenses of climate smart-cities, resilient infrastructure, urban river system management and capacity building on ecosystem services.

Urban Digital Governance Municipal finance

NIUA actively provides wide-ranging technical assistance to MoHUA, states and ULBs on municipal finance and governance, including pan- India mission-mode capacity building for reform adoption; evaluating municipal health and performance; and direct handholding of a city agency for building its capacities to respond effectively to changing needs and emerging trends.

Social Development

Social inclusion is crucial towards enabling the creation of a dynamic and adaptable framework for city planning and governance, as it promotes local democracy, participation and inclusion, transparency and accountability, ensuring sustainable urbanisation. In order to influence social development in urban India, NIUA has been working towards promoting and building knowledge through its various initiatives for inclusive cities.