Project Details

Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities II (SUDSC-II)

CLIENT/FUNDER: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

DURATION: 2 years



PROJECT LOCATION:Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Kochi, Manikonda, Mangalore

PROJECT LEAD:  Ruchi Gupta

As a Strategic Partner with GIZ, NIUA will play a variety of roles as part of an end-to-end ‘Ecosystem Support’ for mainstreaming risk- informed, integrated, resilient and sustainable urban development in cities.
This project will involve four components:
• Policy Advocacy:
This component will focus on supporting the effective development of various policy frameworks and guidelines for shaping city planning practices, infrastructure design and technology adoption as well as governance mechanisms to effectively achieve risk-informed, integrated, resilient, sustainable and inclusive urban development.
• Capacity Building:
This component will focus on developing capacities of government functionaries as well as other professionals from industry, academia and civil society who can champion the strategies foregrounded under the partnership and ensure implementation. NIUA will support the roll out of cross-sectoral modules through selected training institutions.
• Mainstreaming Innovations:
This component includes support for implementation of innovative frameworks/ solutions in partner cities that can act as lighthouse initiatives for scaling up across the cities/states. Focus will be on fostering data-based digital tools that can lead to improved planning, governance and service delivery.
• Instituting Communities of Practice:
This component will focus on constituting peer-to-peer knowledge exchange platforms comprising representatives from public, private, scientific communities and CSOs. Deliberations of such groups will result in the development of knowledge products on risk-informed, integrated, resilient and sustainable urban development with focus on gender and inclusion.

Ruchi Gupta Team Lead - Urban Strategy Unit, NIUA

Vigneswar J Project Assistant (Urban Management)

Sumeet Thakur Project Associate (Digital Expert)

18 Sep 2023 03:00 pm
SUDSC II webinar: 3. Mobilising Resource for Green Infrastructure Projects: Green Bonds

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31 Aug 2023 03:00 pm
SUDSC II webinar: 2. Improving Urban Finance through Value Capture Financing

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26 Jul 2023 03:00 pm
SUDSC Webinar Series - Webinar 1: Enhancing Service Delivery through Integrated Digital Systems

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